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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 6 days ago via mobile

If you have an interest in local Balinese culture this i a place to visit. Admission ticket includes a guide and a motorcycle ride up to the temple gate, it is a bit of a walk to get there and you’ll walk plenty once inside....More

Thank Rudi M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once we parked the car near the Temple, we got surrounded by the ladies selling sarongs and offering us umbrellas. A man promptly showed up offering his services as a tour guide, saying that 'under new regulations' it's only allowed to visit the temple with...More

Thank NatashaKar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Out of the 20 countries I have visited, I’ve never experienced anything like what I saw in this temple. I never thought I would say this about a temple but this place NEEDS TO BE REGULATED. Our driver warned me about this place, but we...More

Thank Melissa T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the time we entered, we were in awe of this spiritual place. It was teeming with tourists and there was this buzz of eagerness. We each received a beautifully made and colourful sarong (not for keeping) to be worn over our clothing. We walked...More

Thank Geraldine d
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Pura Besakih is the most important, the largest and holiest temple of Hindu religion in Bali, and one of a series of Balinese temples, on the slopes of Mount Agung in eastern Bali. If you wanna visit Besakih Temple make sure bring your sarong, will...More

Thank Blossom S
Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

It has just opened after the volcano alert, so it was basically empty .we were with our guide from the hotel and from the parking we took motorbike drivers to get us by the feet of the temple and for 40 thousand they waited for...More

Thank Taffoolie
Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

It is the oldest temple in Bali (from VIII century) and also the biggest one. It is nice, but not the most beautiful. Ticket entrance is 60k rupias per person, and includes a guide and go up in a motorbike (for go down you can...More

Thank Carlosmarbella
Reviewed November 12, 2017

This should really be a must visit place. Bali's most important temple perched high on its highest volcano. However any visit is completely ruined by the extortion from the guides who don't want to take no for an answer. I can speak Indonesian and have...More

1  Thank RossinBali
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

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 the biggest and holiest of the island's temples and is surrounded by breathtaking and scenic rice paddies, hills, mountains, streams, and...More

1  Thank FahadCh
Reviewed November 7, 2017

Must visit Place when u are in Bali ( Nice Temple ) Best for clicking Pics Beware of guide in Besakih Temple

Thank Abhishek P
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December 20, 2017|
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Response from Rudi M | Reviewed this property |
Open as of January 2018, but on stand by should the volcano erupt again.
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Magdalena S
October 29, 2017|
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Response from didik s | Reviewed this property |
Government still set 6-7.5 danger radius from Mount Agung including Besakih...but the danger status has been lowered...
Myo M
October 8, 2017|
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Response from didik s | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know Besakih is closed effectively since September 23, 2017 due to Mount Agung increasing activity.