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Besakih Temple

Desa Besakih, Kec. Rendang, Karangasem, Besakih, Karangasem, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80238, Indonesia

Hindu Temples

About Besakih Temple

Built on six levels, terraced up the slope, it is the most important, the largest and holiest temple of Hindu religion in Bali. It is an extensive complex of 23 separate but related temples.


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Besakih Temple0.01km from Besakih Temple

Besakih Temple is a pura complex in the village of Besakih on the slopes of Mount Agung in eastern Bali, Indonesia. It is the most important, the largest and holiest temple of Hindu religion in Bali, and one of a series of Balinese temples. The temple is built on six levels, terraced up the slope. The entrance is marked by a split gateway, and beyond it the Kori Agung is the gateway to the second courtyard.

Mount Agung7.07km from Besakih Temple

Mount Agung is an active volcano in Bali, Indonesia, southeast of Mount Batur volcano, also in Bali. It is the highest point on Bali, and dominates the surrounding area, influencing the climate, especially rainfall patterns. From a distance, the mountain appears to be perfectly conical. From the peak of the mountain, it is possible to see the peak of Mount Rinjani on the nearby island of Lombok, to the east, Agung is a stratovolcano, with a large and deep crater. Its most recent eruptions occurr

Taman Tirtagangga15.58km from Besakih Temple

Tirta Gangga is a former royal palace in eastern Bali, Indonesia, about 5 kilometers from Karangasem, near Abang. Named after the sacred river Ganges in Hinduism, it is noted for the Karangasem royal water palace, bathing pools and its Patirthan temple. The one-hectare complex was built in 1946 by the late King of Karangsem but was destroyed almost entirely by the eruption of nearby Mount Agung in 1963.

Pura Tirta Empul15.61km from Besakih Temple

Hindu Balinese water temple. The temple compound consists of a bathing structure, famous for its holy spring water, where Balinese Hindus go to for ritual purification.

Tirta Empul Temple15.63km from Besakih Temple

Tirta Empul temple is a Hindu Balinese water temple located near the town of Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia. The temple compound consists of a petirtaan or bathing structure, famous for its holy spring water, where Balinese Hindus go to for ritual purification. The temple pond has a spring which gives out fresh water regularly, which Balinese Hindus consider to be holy or amritha. Tirta Empul means Holy Spring in Balinese.

Pura Gunung Kawi16.39km from Besakih Temple

Gunung Kawi is an 11th-century temple and funerary complex in Tampaksiring:180 north east of Ubud in Bali, Indonesia., that is spread across either side of the Pakerisan river. It comprises 10 rock-cut candi that are carved into some 7-meter-high sheltered niches of the sheer cliff face. These funeral monuments are thought to be dedicated to King Anak Wungsu of the Udayana dynasty and his favourite queens.

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The only Hindu-majority province in Indonesia, with 83.5% of the population adhering to Balinese Hinduism. Bali is part of the Coral Triangle, the area with the highest biodiversity of marine species especially fish and turtles.

What visitors say about Besakih Temple

Subash Ckd
Subash Ckd
Mar 2015

Besakih Temple, known as Bali’s ‘Mother Temple’ for over 1,000 years, sits 1,000 metres high on the southwestern slopes of Mount Agung. Besakih is an artistic and unique complex that comprises at least 86 temples which include the main Pura Penataran Agung (the Great Temple of State) and 18 others. Besakih is the biggest and holiest of the island's temples and is surrounded by breathtaking and scenic rice paddies, hills, mountains, streams, and more. This temple is located on the slopes of Mount Agung and its really cold out there. The temple complex is so large that we couldn't cover even 10% of the complex and we were late though. Sad thing is, we couldn't spend much time for the largest and most sacred temple of Bali and we had to leave early Since it was already dark when we reached there..