The island of Bali is known as the island of a thousand temples, which is also a tourist destination. Many people are familiar with Tanah Lot Temple or Besakih Temple, but do you know that Bali’s otherr temples are no less attractive. Don’t miss the following article for those planning to go on vacation to Bali and want to know about the temples there!
- Besakih Great Temple
The location is in Besakih Village, Karangasem, this temple in Bali is named Pura Agung Besakih. This temple is one of the temples that is a mandatory destination for tourists who visit Bali. Having 18 companion temples, Pura Agung Besakih is the largest temple in Bali.
If you want to explore the entire area of the most beautiful temple in Bali, tourists will need a long time. One central temple stands majestically in the Pura Agung Besakih complex, and the name is Pura Penataran Agung. To arrive here, visitors have to climb many stairs.
Don’t worry, and all tiredness will pay off with a breathtaking view when you reach the top.
- Lempuyang Luhur Temple
One of the most famous temples in Bali on social media is the Lempuyang Luhur Temple. Lempuyang Luhur Temple is located at an altitude so that tourists can see Mount Agung from a distance. Lempuyang Luhur Temple, often referred to as the most beautiful temple in Bali, is dubbed the “Gates of Heaven” because of its beauty.
Before setting foot in this temple, there is a struggle that must be done by those who want to take pictures here. To reach the top of this temple, tourists have to climb about 1,700 steps. Although tiring but everything will be paid off with the beauty of this temple.
- Ulun Danu Bratan Temple
The next temple in Bali, one of the most beautiful tourist destinations, is located in the Bedugul highland area. The name of this temple is Ulun Danu Bratan Temple. This temple is situated on the shores of Lake Bratan, which has clear water. Tourists who visit here will feel the calming atmosphere.
Surrounded by rows of green mountains shrouded in white clouds, Ulun Danu Bratan Temple is very charming. The beauty of Ulun Danu Bratan Temple has also been immortalized in the national currency.
In addition to enjoying the beauty of the temple, visitors can also take an exciting water tour. The local government provides boat facilities that tourists can use to surround Lake Bratan.
- Tanah Lot Temple
One of the most famous temples in Bali is Tanah Lot Temple. The beauty of this temple is no longer in doubt. This temple is one of the favorite tourist destinations for visitors to Bali, which stands majestically on a rock off the coast.
Because of its location, this temple can only be visited when the seawater is receding because the path to get to the temple at high tide will sink. The temple will always look like it is in the middle of the ocean.
In the afternoon, when the tide is high, and the sun begins to set, it is the moment most tourists have been waiting for. A unique view is created when the sun goes down, namely the beautiful and exotic Tanah Lot Temple.
- Tirta Empul Temple
Located in Gianyar Regency, Tirta Empul Temple is one of the temples in Bali that has a reasonably old age because this temple was built in the 10th century. Now this temple has been recognized as one of the national cultural heritage.
Tirta Empul Temple has springs that never recede that flow into the bathing pool so that it becomes a tourist destination for temples in Bali. In this place, visitors can take part in Melukat, which is a self-purification ritual.
Not only can visit the bathing pool, but tourists can also see an area called offal to rest. Balinese Hindus often use offal as a place to hold events.
- Alas Kedaton Temple
When visiting this temple in Bali, tourists will be greeted by a cool atmosphere. This is because the Alas Kedaton Temple, located in Kukuh Village, Tabanan, is very well preserved. Even the surrounding community is not allowed to cut down trees carelessly so that the temple complex remains green.
Another thing that makes Alas Kedaton Temple iconic is the thousands of monkeys and bats that live in it. Don’t forget to bring snacks to share with the monkeys if you want to visit this temple.
- Taman Ayun Temple Mengwi
Taman Ayun, when translated into Indonesian, means a beautiful garden. On the outside of Taman Ayun Temple, a vastother courtyard has a fence wall with a Balinese design. Meanwhile, inside the temple area, there is a pool of water that surrounds the temple area.
Taman Ayun Temple is one of the temples that shows the uniqueness and beauty of traditional Balinese architecture combined with the influence of Chinese architecture. For fans of Ancient Balinese architecture, don’t miss visiting Taman Ayun Mengwi Temple.
Most tourists who visit Taman Ayun Temple vast have previously vacationed in the tourist attractions of North Bali and Central Bali. Taman Ayun Temple is a stopover on the way to Tanah Lot Temple or to Seminyak.
- Goa Gajah Temple
Goa Gajah Temple is quite different from other temples. If most of the temples in Bali are made in a high place, this one is actually on a downward slope. To get to this temple, visitors have to go down the path until they finally find a building shaped like an elephant.
Built around the 11th century, the temple, which has a cave-like shape and carved elephant’s head, was used for meditation. This temple had been buried for a long time and was rediscovered in 1923.
Around the temple, there is also a cave that has the same name. In addition, there is also a bathing pool and the Petanu River, which is located not far from this temple. Both are no less interesting than Goa Gajah Temple.
If you are a fan of art and culture, a visit to a temple in Bali can be an option.
The eight temples above can be a recommendation for a vacation in Bali. Which temple would you most like to visit? Ready to start your getaway to Bali? Visit Wonderful Indonesia, and don’t miss out on the magic!