Famous – 12 Best Temples in Bali That You Must Visit

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Temple Tours in Bali – As one of the main tourist destinations in Indonesia, the Island of the Gods Bali does offer a wide selection of tourist destinations. 

Not only the beach, as an island with a majority Hindu population, in Bali there are also many temples which are places of worship for Hindus. 

With a distinctive and unique architecture, it is not uncommon for temples in Bali to become tourist destinations in Bali.

Some temples in Bali are even built in beautiful places with magnificent architecture making the tourism potential of temples in Bali very large. 

The number of temple tourist destinations in Bali has even made Bali also dubbed the “Island of a Thousand Temples”. 

Curious as to how beautiful the temple architecture in Bali is? 

Take a peek and get to know the following recommendations for the most famous temples in Bali:

12 Must Visit Temples in Bali

The following are temples on the island of Bali that come from Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms:

Tanah Lot Temple

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Tanah lot temple in bali

is one of the most famous temples in Bali which has undoubted beauty. 

Being one of the favorite tourist destinations, the temple in Bali is built magnificently on a rock in an offshore area so that it can only be visited during low tide. 

When the tide is high, the path to get to the temple will sink so that this temple is like being in the middle of the ocean.

The most favorite moment for tourists who want to visit this temple in Bali is in the afternoon,

when the tide and the sun begins to set creating a beautiful panorama typical of the exotic Tanah Lot Temple.

Agung Besakih Temple

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Agung Besakih Temple in Bali

Located in Besakih Village, Karang Asem,

Agung Besakih Temple is the largest temple not only on the Island of the Gods, but also in Indonesia. 

This temple complex consists of one Penataran Temple (temple center) with 18 companion temples. 

With a row of stairs to become the Gate of the Penataran Temple, this temple in Bali is very famous for its splendor.

Taman Ayun Temple

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Taman Ayun Temple

One of the other temples in Bali that is often a tourist destination is Taman Ayun Temple located in Mengwi. 

This temple in Bali itself is very sacred because it was built as a form of respect for the spirits of the ancestors of the Kings of the Mengwi Kingdom.

Not only the unique architecture, the attraction of this Balinese temple is the beauty of the surrounding environment

where you can feel the refreshing atmosphere accompanied by the sounds of insects and birds that live wild around this temple area.

Uluwatu Temple

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Uluwatu temple in bali

Built on a cliff jutting into the sea, Uluwatu Temple is believed to be a buffer for the nine cardinal directions for Hindus in Bali. 

This Balinese temple, which is located in Pecatu Village, has an amazing view because of its very strategic location so that it can provide a beautiful panorama that spoils the eyes.

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple

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Ulun Danu Beratan temple in bali

Located on the shores of Lake Beratan,

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is another temple in Bali that has been famous for its beauty. 

In fact, this Hindu temple had decorated the 50,000 rupiah denomination long ago.

Not only enjoying the architectural beauty of Ulun Danu Beratan Temple,

the location of Lake Beratan itself has been managed as a tourist destination so that this temple in Bali is rightly one of the tourist destinations while on the Island of the Gods.

Saraswati Temple

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Saraswati temple in ubud bali

As the name implies, Pura Saraswati was built to worship Dewi Saraswati who is the embodiment of science and art. 

Located in the Ubud area, not far from the Monkey Forest, this Balinese temple is famous for its beautiful water garden with lotus flowers.

Tirta Empul Temple

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tirta empul temple in bali

Tirta Empul in Indonesian means holy spring, so it is not surprising that at Tirta Empul Temple you will find natural springs. 

This natural spring then flows into a bath in the temple area. This bath is the main attraction of Tirta Empul Temple.

This spring itself is considered holy water for Balinese Hindus which is able to bring purity, tranquility, to good luck.

Goa Lawah Klungkung Temple

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goa lawah temple in bali

Unlike the previous temples in Bali, Goa Lawah Temple is very unique because it was built right in front of the Goa area which is home to thousands of bats. 

In addition, the Bali Temple, which is located in the Pesinggahan Village, is not far from the Black Sand Beach which is also a tourist destination in Bali that is no less interesting.

Lempuyang Luhur Temple

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lempuyang luhur temple in bali

For you who want to hunt for Instagrambale photos in Bali, Lempunyang Luhur Temple is one of the tourist destinations of contemporary temples which is currently very popular as a photo hunting location , especially the photo of the very iconic high gate.

Located at an altitude, from Lempuyang Luhur Temple yuo can see Mount Agung from a distance. Often referred to as the most beautiful temple in Bali, Lempunyag Temple is also nicknamed the “Gates of Heaven” because of its beauty.

However, to reach the top location of this temple, Toppers must climb at least 1,700 stairs. With its beauty, of course the fatigue of climbing these stairs will be meaningless

Goa Gajah Temple

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Goa Gajah Temple

The next tourist destination in Bali that is no less interesting is Goa Gajah Temple, an archaeological site with a long history. Built around the 11th century, this Goa-shaped temple with carved elephant heads was originally used as a place for meditation.

Adjacent to Goa Gajah Temple, there is also a bathing pool and the Petanu River which has no less interesting views.

Menjangan Temple

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menjangan temple

Menjangan is one of the tourist destinations in Bali which is known as one of the best diving spots . 

However, on the island, which is about 76 km from Singaraja City, there is the Segara Giri Dharma Kencana Temple, also known as the sacred Menjangan Temple. 

One of the most iconic views of this Balinese temple is the magnificent white Ganesha statue overlooking the open ocean.

However, not only Ganesha, in this temple there are seven prayer points which include Tirta Pingit Klenting Sari Temple, Pesraman Agung Brahma Ireng Temple (Queen Patih Keboiwa), Dewi Kwan Im Pagoda Temple, Pendopo Agung Gadjah Mada Temple (Hyang Wisnu Murti), Bhatara Lingsir Sang Hyang Pasupatu, Pura Dalem Erlangga & Dalem Waturenggong, and then the worship of Ganesha and Goddess Parwati.

Alas Kedaton Temple

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alas kedaton temple in bali

Located in Kukuh Village, Alas Kedaton Temple is a Balinese temple built in the middle of the Alas Kedaton Forest. 

This forest itself is home to no less than a thousand monkeys. 

Not only that, another attraction of this temple in Bali is the people’s belief that this temple has magical powers to protect the forest and surrounding residents.

It’s no wonder that the atmosphere around this temple is very soothing because the residents are indeed preserving the forest and this temple.

Those are the 12 must-visit temples in Bali, this temple in Bali looks very charming and beautiful

So… if you want to visit Bali, Indonesia, it’s best if you read first the best time to visit Bali and another one 60 best things to do in bali Indonesia

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