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Besakih Temple

Jl. Raya Besakih, Karangasem, Indonesia
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
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  • Terrible27%
2 weeks ago
“Beautiful, but not very pleasant”
Apr 16, 2017
“Temple in mountains”
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Jl. Raya Besakih, Karangasem, Indonesia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband & I visited this temple in May 2017. From the car park we went to buy tickets from the counter. They charged IDR 60,000 per person and gave sarong to wear in the temple as it was compulsory to wear one. From the...More

Thank 198TOGO
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Quick tips: Wear your sarong (men and women regardless of shorts or long pants) prior to stepping out of your vehicle. At all the temples I visited, the vendors didn't approach us as even they seem to know nobody needs 2 sarongs. Be firm and...More

Thank 497simonk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is indeed beautiful and is said to be the holiest of all temples. The place is well preserved and even has a place for tourists to rest. But all tourists should beware of scams there I was already tired from 2.5 hours drive...More

Thank Agus P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had always wanted to visit this temple as it is known as the Mother Temple. We set off early as it was about 2 and a half hours drive from Kuta. When we arrived at the car park, there were vendors who came up...More

Thank Reena Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a tour guide,I have always tried to keep the reputation of all tourism places in Bali in order that they are attractive to anybody so there will be more tourists coming and make this place more popular in the world.but just because I get...More

Thank Fuad G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was great huge and beautiful temple. The architecture is amazing. Located was on the slope of mount Agung and the weather there was cold. It's incredible.

Thank Yosua A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is one of its kind! The temple takes you back in time, far beyond a racional assesment of it's religious meaning but it gives you that insight how it must have been centuries ago with vivid traditions that are still alive. It's reacheable with...More

Thank Timbuktu17xx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entrance is Pura Penataran Agung where all the major ceremonies in Bali take place at. A stairs up from Penataran Agung is Gelap Temple, which I adore the wings gate so much. Unlike the meaning of "Gelap" (Eng. dark) in Bahasa Indonesia, the word...More

Thank Judiantology
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the many temples that we saw in Bali. It was unique being on a mountain and just how big it was. Right after we bought our tickets, it was nonstop heckling from women trying to sell us sarongs and offerings. I...More

Thank JSB1650
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing place beautiful, grand but perhaps not on a day in the middle of an annual celebration. I think everyone on Bali was there that Sunday, the crowds were astounding, the taxi took hours in gridlock just to get near the place. Entirely my fault...More

Thank robcoxon
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Andry M
Just ask balinese local that there is no scam anymore at besakih temple since March or April 2017 is it true? Is there any locker there to save our luggage?
May 7, 2017|
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Response from anamr94 | Reviewed this property |
I`ve been to Besakih temple in March 2017 and this is true. You can visit this temple with all your heart! I didn`t saw any locker for luggage but you cand leave your things in your driver`s car. It`s safer that way :)
How far away is this from Ubud?
February 15, 2017|
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Response from Lolatoldme | Reviewed this property |
Just to say, we went there today, this morning and it took about an hour. We are staying in Tegallalang which is about 30 mins north of Ubud centre. Just encase anyone else is reading. Was a lovely drive through rice... More
Which other temple would people suggest for a more pleasant visit as I have been put off with all the talk of scammery at Besakih. We are currently staying in Candidasa. Any suggestions for alternative day trip? Thanks
November 10, 2016|
Response from dbtgo | Reviewed this property |
There are other options that are nice to go to...Tirta Empul, Goa Gajah and Gunung Kawi are in the same route or near each other...Tanah Lot and Uluwatu are also nice and it is recommended to watch the Kecak Dance at Uluwatu