Temples

Bali is not just beaches, waterfalls and rice paddies. It is home to some of the most beautiful temples in the world. The temples are a very important part of Balinese culture and a great way to understanding the positive inspiring lifestyles of the Balinese people. Depending on your length of stay it can be difficult to visit all of the temples, but we can help to select the perfect temples for you. This is just a small selection of the amazing temples Bali has to offer, but they are our favourites so we hope you will love them too.

Highlights

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Goa Gajah

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Gunung Kawi Temple

Located in Central Bali, the stone hillside is carved with figures of kings and queens from the 11th century. There are some steps down to the temple, so be sure to wear comfy shoes.

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Pura Besakih

Located in the east near Mount Agung. This collection of nearly 80 temples makes up Bali’s largest temple complex. Climb to the top for breathtaking views.

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Pura Dalem Agung

This temple is located in central Bali and can only be accessed though the Sacred Monkey Forest. A beautiful temple enhanced by the monkeys playing on the walls.

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Pura Lempuyang Temple

Also known as the gates to heaven located on Mt. Lempuyang on the west of Bali. This temple requires a hike taking about 1.5 hours each way, but it is well worth the view!

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Pura Luhur Uluwatu

This stunning temple balances on a cliff top on the most southern tip of Bali. Waves crash at the base of the cliff and ceremonies such as fire dancing can be enjoyed from the temple.

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Pura Taman Ayun

Located in central Bali, this temple houses beautiful shrines dedicated to different Hindu gods.

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Pura Taman Saraswati

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Pura Tirta Empul Temple

Located in central Bali this temple was built around a sacred spring. You can bath in the springs to cleanse your body and spirit. Avoid spring time, as locals flock here for meditiation.

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Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

One of the most impressive temples in Bali, located on the edge of a lake in Northern Bali. This temple has easy access with no stairs to climb and offers stunning views.

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Tanah Lot Temple

The temple in the ocean, located on the south coast. This picturesque temple can only be accessed at low tide. Expect crowds at sunset.

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