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