9 Must-Visit Hindu Temples in Bali, Indonesia

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9 Must-Visit Hindu Temples in Bali, Indonesia

If you are someone traveling around the world looking for nirvana, then I believe we have found it for you. Nothing can be more serene than spending time in a temple built and hidden in an exquisite location comprising lush green trees, sparkling waterfalls, and hills all around the temple. If you have a picture in your mind while reading this, then make sure to keep that vision intact, as we might have just found precisely something that looks similar to that picture in your mind. Bali is a very famous tourist place in Indonesia, renowned for its warm hospitality, rich culture, and of course, the magnificent coral beaches. Well, there is a lot more about Bali than just some astonishing beaches. Bali is home to the most beautiful, peaceful, and heavenly Hindu temples. Hinduism existed in Bali for a very long time since at least 500 BC, and consequently, most of its population consists of Hindus. The three deities known as the supreme Trimurti, Brahma, Vishnu & Shiva are the three main gods worshipped by the Balinese Hindu. The Hindu stupas in Bali are beautifully sculpted and built in the most exquisite spots. Hence, providing you an opportunity to experience heaven even on earth. These temples would make you experience the ancient history of Hinduism and Hindu mythology combined with the Indonesian beliefs and customs. If you are looking forward to visiting Bali on your next journey, then here is a list of Hindu temples you must visit on your travel.

 

 

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

 

9 Must-Visit Hindu Temples in Bali, Indonesia

 

The temple is located amidst the most beautiful location in Bali at a short distance from the bus stand. The Pura Ulun Danu Bratan Temple is dedicated to Shiva and Goddess Parvati and is one of the most popular Hindu temples of Bali because of its serene location and scenic view. It is located 1300 meters above sea level surrounded by a beautiful lake. The view from this temple is picturesque and pleasing. The entry fees for the temple is around 500 INR and the opening timings are from 8 am to 6 pm. 

 

 

Pura Taman Saraswati

 

9 Must-Visit Hindu Temples in Bali, Indonesia

 

As the name of the temple symbolizes, the Pura Taman Saraswati temple is dedicated to goddess Saraswati known as the goddess knowledge and arts. The temple is located in the heart of the city and is renowned for its serene and peaceful environment. The temple is built in front of a pond full of lotus flowers. It is very small yet one of the most beautiful temples in Bali. The entry is free for this temple and the opening timings are from 8 am to 6 pm.

 

 

Pura Taman Ayun

 

9 Must-Visit Hindu Temples in Bali, Indonesia

 

The temple is located in the Badung Regency and is famous for its beautiful ponds and gardens. The temple is spread across a wide area and has a spectacular view with clean lawns and gardens. You would feel calm and peaceful in this environment. You can also spend your time meditating here and leaving all the stress behind. The entry fee for this temple is around 80 INR and the opening timings are from 8 am to 5 pm.

 

 

Goa Gajah Temple

 

9 Must-Visit Hindu Temples in Bali, Indonesia

 

Goa Gajah Temple is one of the most terrifying yet beautiful looking temples of Bali. The entrance of the cave is carefully carved with a face of a demon giving the temple a unique and attractive look. The name of the temple refers to the carved elephant faces inside the cave also known as "Gajah" in Sanskrit. The entry fees for this temple is around 80 INR with opening timings from 8 am to 5 pm. 

 

 

Gunung Kawi Temple

 

9 Must-Visit Hindu Temples in Bali, Indonesia

 

One of the least renowned yet beautifully unique temples of Bali.  The Gunung Kawi Temple is believed to be built by the king during his rule in the 11th century. The temple is built on water and you can hear the water running down beneath the earth. The temple is beautifully built with stones and shrines. The entry fees for this temple is about 80 INR and opening timings are from 8 am to 5 pm.

 

 

Pura Jagatnatha

 

9 Must-Visit Hindu Temples in Bali, Indonesia

 

The Pura Jagannatha temple is one of the largest and most famous temples in Bali. The temple is uniquely known for its lack of a stupa or an idol. You can revisit the history of Mahabharata and Ramayana by visiting this temple. A Shivalinga is present inside a locked room in this temple hiding the mysteries behind. There is no entry fee for this temple and the visiting hours are from 8 am to 6 pm.

 

 

Pura Besakih

 

9 Must-Visit Hindu Temples in Bali, Indonesia

 

It is one of the most famous temples among the tourists due to its large size and beautiful view. The temple comprises 23 other temples inside the huge area and therefore it is one of the most important Hindu temples of Bali as it is dedicated to the holy trinity, the three idols: Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh. The temple is located at the slopes of Mount Agung in the village named Besakih in Bali. The entry fees for this temple is around 290 INR and the visiting hours are from 7 am to 10 pm.

 

 

Tanah Lot

 

9 Must-Visit Hindu Temples in Bali, Indonesia

 

The Tanah lot temple in Bali is one of the most exquisite temples here. The temple is covered with lush green trees and is built on a large rock beside the shore. The temple is known for its scenic view and peaceful environment. The entrance fee for this temple is around 290 INR for adults and 155 INR for children.

 

 

Uluwatu Temple

 

9 Must-Visit Hindu Temples in Bali, Indonesia

 

It is one of the most blissful and scenic temples of Bali built along the edge of the sea. The view from this temple is immensely soothing and calming. You can find serenity here by experiencing the most scenic view. You can come here early in the morning from 9 am to enjoy the soothing breeze over your face and the calm inside this beautiful temple. 





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Last Updated : Jan 15,2021
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