Besakih Temple

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Overview

The Mother Temple of Bali, Besakih Temple is also called “Pura Besakih”. It is a temple complex comprising more than 20 temples. It is believed that this temple was made as past as 10th century. It is situated at up slopes of a mountain called “Agung”. This mountain has an active volcano. In 1995. UNESCO recognized this complex a world heritage site. Each of the temples in the complex has its own festival. I am sure when you will be visiting; you will come across one of the festivals. It is enjoyable.

Why it is famous: - Mainly famous for temples and Balian culture. In this complex, temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma, the trilogy from Hinduism are located predominantly. It has 23 separate temples, but the largest and most important being called Pura Penataran Agung.

 

Timings

  • Sunday : 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Monday : 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Tuesday : 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Wednesday : 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Thursday : 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Friday : 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Saturday : 08:00 am to 05:00 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.

 

How to Reach

  • By Cab: : Cab facility is available for this place from the nearby city like Ubud. It is approx 3 km drive from the temple.
  • By Air: : The nearest airport is Bali. It is approximately 60 km away from this place. Taxi can be taken from there to reach.
  • By Train: : Train journey option is not available nearby.
  • By Bus: : Bus service is not readily available. To reach the exact location you need to take taxi or cabs.

 

Ticket Pricing

  • Ticket Price: - : The entry fee is 60000 Indonesian rupiya, which are approximately Rs 300 in Indian currency.

Tourist Attraction:-

Pura Besakih Temple: - The temple complex is built on six levels, terraced up the slope. Very old and revered temple in Bali. You may also love photography at the site.

Agung Mountain: - Mt Agung in the background, it is just spectacular. The largest and most destructive volcano eruptions in Indonesian History happened at this mountain in the year 1963. 

Other tourist attractions and Activities spot nearby: - The Four Main Temples, Setra Agung- Burial grounds, Rafting and a Stroll in Marigold fields are some of the things to be enjoyed nearby.

Experiencing Hindu religion and its culture in Bali: - Bali is one of the Islands in the Country of Indonesia so far away from Mainland India. When you will be there, you will just see the mixture of Indian and Balian Culture. There will be more than one thousand local people all in Traditional Balinese dress selling various worshipping stuff. It looks very beautiful from outside. You will also see a local lady coming with beautiful handmade baskets and boxes with lots of religious gifts and offerings to the gods. You will be proud of being Hindu.  

Address

Besakih Temple, Jl. Gunung Mas, Besakih, Karangasem Regency, Bali, Indonesia

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Valentine Suwanda
Valentine Suwanda
08/23/2020 16:20
Gorgeous!! One of the must see places in Bali.. the entrance ticket is IDR 30,000 / person for locals and IDR 60,000 / person for foreigners. There are vendors selling pork skewers inside, great for snacks! Everyone must wear sarong, so it's better to bring yours there, or else you can rent some there but it'll cost IDR 10,000 / person. It is a complex of temples and visitors may go around but we can't go inside the main hall of the temple unless you are worshippers. I think it would be better if you actually buy offerings and get inside to pray so you can experience the inside part of the temple. It would looks best when there are fog but they're there only in late evening
Frederik Och
Frederik Och
08/03/2020 19:50
New normal - beautiful and biggest temple in Bali is open again. But there are way too many people around who try to rip you off. Don‘t accept any offers for sarong rentals, they can give you one at the entrance. A lot of guides and vendors around. When we participated in the prayers, a kind of priest told us we have to put 100k in our offerings. While it is normal to put money in the offerings, there is no exact price. Most locals give around 5k. Come here when there are no clouds for a view of Mount Agung. When it‘s cloudy, the temple gets a bit of a mystic feeling though, which can also be nice for photos. Beware of cold temperatures and a lot of spiders on the way from the parking lot to the temple.
THE LONE TRAVELER
THE LONE TRAVELER
07/01/2020 07:27
Come here and enjoy one of the most beautiful of the Balinese Temples ever built. The magnificence of divinity can be enjoyed in the very atmosphere surrounding the beautiful temple complex. Bali is one place where people stick to its tradition and culture more than anywhere else on earth and this temple is an example of how immersive they are. If you want to enjoy the beauty of the temple and surroundings, I suggest you to go very early in the morning before the crowd starts to grow up.
Gabriel76
Gabriel76
02/09/2020 17:10
What can one day? Informative guide whose English was spot on, we were explained the significance of the temple and why it was built, by whom and in what year, plus shown the location of the very first altar. What a breathtaking place. Transport was great as we drove and the lot of us were driven up the hill by our guide and my boys also driven back down. It would be good to buy some souvenirs from the shops at the bottom. Bargain hard and fair and gave a great time doing it.
Hernawan Ardi
Hernawan Ardi
12/31/2019 12:23
Superb temple I ever visit. Great, gorgeous, huge. What a glorious temple. There are a lot of temples around the biggest one. The atmosphere of religious place full filled the air. You have to wear a traditional sarong to cover your feet if you wear short pants or skirt. It’ll be nice if you visit in the afternoon till sunset.

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FAQs

Guides are highly recommended for this place. It is very vast and there are also chances of getting conned by locals. When you pay the ticket price, guides will be free with that. No extra charge for the guide.
When you will browse online reviews, you will get to know that there are many scammers near the temple. But now this issue has been resolved. There is no need to worry. The place is totally safe for family.
As this is a religious place, always wear clothes sensibly. Additionally, you may need to carry some covering stuff in case the entry point directs you to cover more body parts. Do not overpay the donations. Also, be careful while shopping or eating nearby, they may charge inflated price.
This temple is open for visitors from 08 AM to 05 PM. The best month to visit is from April- October and the best time to visit this place is morning because of less tourist and peaceful nature.
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