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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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Besakih is known as the Mother Temple of Bali and is simply the most important temple for the whole of the island. It's actually more like a complex of temples in one very large compound and its known and loved for is its dramatic location...More

Thank Ranjit L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are exhausted of all overcrowded temples in Bali, go to Pura Besakih and go there now. As people are afraid of Agung volcano after it spewed out some ashes in November 2017, you should enjoy being one of just few human beings there....More

Thank mister-fello
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We hired a driver to take us from Benoa to various locations in Bali for the day, the locations included Kerta Gosa pavilion, Pura Besakih Temple, and the Ubud monkey sanctuary. We cautioned our driver that we only wanted to go to Besakih if it...More

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You can’t not come here. It’s the biggest, oldest and grandest of Bali’s temples. We were fortunate enough to visit during the month-long ceremony in April, with the complex awash in gold, white, red and black parasols and flags. To see and hear thousands of...More

Thank Andrew B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

pictureperfect for the selfie loving people. nice well maintaned gardens and clean grounds. try to go early to avoid the crowds

Thank dietwee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very impressive complex but you have to be determined not to be ripped off by someone during your visit. You will have to bring your own sarong or buy one we didn't see any free ones. Your entry fee includes a guide...More

Thank PamCanuck251Preston
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hired a private driver for the day that took us to the temple. He first took us to a shop that wanted 1,000,000IDR for us to buy 2 sarongs! We said no and the lady was very aggressive and we ended up hiring them...More

Thank Charlotte H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would recommend this to anyone. It is an amazingly beautiful temple field with some of the kindest people. Some friends I met their brought me into their homes, fed me and clothed me. Their kindess is something i will never forget, my one friend...More

Thank josiah2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our private taxi and driver was a little reluctant to take us to this temple, as the drive is not easy and it's a little out of the way. But this was the highlight of my visit to Bali.These are a beautiful cluster of temples,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Though some ads introduce it as the main and best temple, I think visiting Uluatwu and Tanah Lot should be enough and if you have extra time visit Besakih. The temple is very far from the city and it needs a complete day to visit....More

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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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October 29, 2017|
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Government still set 6-7.5 danger radius from Mount Agung including Besakih...but the danger status has been lowered...
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