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Besakih Temple

Jl. Raya Besakih, Karangasem, Indonesia
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Over a thousand years old, Besakih Temple is known as the "Mother Temple of Bali". Perched on the slopes of Mount Agung, at a lofty 1000 metres (3000 feet)Pura Besakih is the paramount Hindu temple on Bali. Located high on the slopes of the volcano Mt. Agung, it has developed over more than a thousand years into a great complex of 22 separate temples, the largest and central being Pura Penataran Agung. The annual cycle of more than 70 rituals, which symbolically link the temples into a whole, culminates in the centenary ceremony called Ekadasa Rudra, last held in 1979. The temple complex, state-supported since the 15th century, has undergone a series of architectural and ritual changes.
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Jl. Raya Besakih, Karangasem, Indonesia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The temple is so far way in the heights. But still so beautiful. The official enterance fee is 60,000/person. but the tour guide tricks you and asks for high donations after he teaches you through the praying ritual on some private temple. Actually at the...More

Thank Mostafa M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been in Bali for close to two weeks, visited a few temples and was enjoying my stay, until I arrived at Besakih temple. The temple itself is nice and it's something to see. The local guide's mafia and other scammers is something else. I...More

Thank swimmer72
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with Guide , place is far from Legian where we were based , about 2 hours . Temple is huge against the backdrop of Mount Agung . Unfortunately for us the day was cloudy and the mountain peak was drowsed with white clouds ,...More

Thank Priyabrat12
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a huge beautiful temple that not many tourist go. It is the mother temple so it is the most important temple for them on the island. It is very nice and with great views. With your entrance fee you have also included a...More

Thank Laura J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited yesterday, paid 60K each and declined the services of a guide. Walked round most areas only the one area where there was a ceremony on. As most have said these are on every day, and add colour for us tourists. The price of drinks...More

Thank soulboyBognor
Reviewed 1 week ago

Almost imposible to visit alone if you do not have a specific guide with you... but having a guided tour will just make you to waste your time going to areas that maybe you are not interested in, and hearing many times the same information......More

Thank Pece_77
Reviewed 1 week ago

Besakih Temple, also called the Mother Temple, is located on a small height at eastern part of Ubud which relates to Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. The temple complex is huge and you have to negotiate several steps to go around. The Government authorities have regulated...More

Thank Niranjan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

A large complex of Hindu temples, set near the holy Mount Agung. I was reluctant as have been harangued here 30 years ago. But much better now. We paid for entry tickets, Rs 60,000 each for foreigners, reasonable. The guide was so good I tipped...More

Thank Sydntooli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a beautiful temple that is really in need of care to maintain its beauty. Hope Balinese take a cue from Cambodia. The beauty of temple is marred by garbage and number of kids and vendors selling their stuff. Wish we could enjoy it more

Thank desh56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a short vacation and we only chose 3 places to visit. They are almost in the East of Ubud. And Besakih is the first temple we visited. It also called Mother Temple. It located in big area, bigger than I image. Very nice...More

Thank alexvelencoso
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31 July 2017|
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Response from Natasha09 | Reviewed this property |
You will need a sarong. If you don't have one they can be purchased at the markets around the temple. As women we were wearing sleeveless shirts and there wasn't an issue.
28 June 2017|
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Response from Tharaka C | Reviewed this property |
I travel from Ubud to Besakhi by hired scooter with one of my friend, was the best experience in Bali. You can enjoy green amazing places on the way while riding through untouched classical villages, I suggest you to not to... More
7 May 2017|
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Response from anamr94 | Reviewed this property |
I`ve been to Besakih temple in March 2017 and this is true. You can visit this temple with all your heart! I didn`t saw any locker for luggage but you cand leave your things in your driver`s car. It`s safer that way :)