“As a tourist destination, Bali has many attractions, one of which is Balinese art and culture. One form of Balinese art and culture is manifested in the form of a temple. Several temples in Bali have even become icons of Bali tourism which display the beauty and unique architecture of buildings from ancient heritage. Most of the Hindu temples, apart from offering architectural beauty, also have a unique location. Make most of the temples in Bali a favorite of tourists to take pictures, because there is natural beauty as a background.“
1. Pura Besakih
The biggest temple and the most sacred by Balinese Hindus. The location of the Besakih temple is 900 meters from the slopes of Mount Agung. Pura Besakih is a large temple complex where there are lots of other temples inside. Because of the large area of the Besakih temple, it will take more than one day to explore all areas of the temple. Tourists who visit Besakih temple usually only visit the Penataran Agung temple. Pura Penataran Agung is the main and largest temple in the area of the Besakih temple complex which is dedicated to the worship of Lord Brahma, Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.
Location : Jl. Gunung Mas, Ds, Besakih, Rendang, Kab. Karangasem, Bali
2. Pura Tanah Lot
Tanah Lot Temple is built on a large coral rock located in an offshore area. To enter the temple area, it can only be passed at low tide. Meanwhile, at high tide, the Tanah Lot temple will be seen in the middle of the sea. The best time to visit Tanah Lot temple is in the afternoon before sunset. Because you will be able to see the sunset view with the silhouette of the Tanah Lot temple.
Location : Beraban, Kediri, Kab. Tabanan, Bali
3. Pura Uluwatu
If you have any questions, what are the names of the famous temples in Bali that are built on the tip of a rock, apart from the Tanah Lot temple, the Uluwatu temple is also built on the tip of the rock. Uluwatu Temple, also known as Pura Luhur Uluwatu, one of the six main Hindu temples in Bali. Apart from the uniqueness of the Uluwatu temple architecture, the attraction is also the location of the temple, which is at the end of a very steep cliff. Coral cliffs have a height of approximately 70 meters above sea level.
Location : Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Selatan, Kab. Badung, Bali
4. Pura Tirta Empul
Tirta Empul means holy spring. Because in the Tirta Empul temple area there are natural springs. Water flowed to the outer area of the Tirta Empul temple which is in the form of a bath with a water shower. Natural springs and baths in the temple area, which are the main attraction of the Tirta Empul temple as a vacation spot in Bali. Adjacent to the location of the Tirta Empul temple, precisely on the hill there is the Tampak Siring presidential palace. For Balinese Hindus, water from the shower at the Tirta Empul temple is holy water which is believed to bring purity, calm and good luck.
Location : Jl. Tirta, Manukaya, Tampaksiring, Kab. Gianyar, Bali
5. Pura Goa Lawah
Goa Lawah is one of the most important temples for Hindus in Bali. The uniqueness of Goa Lawah temple is because the location of the temple is built in front of the cave area which is inhabited by thousands of bats. Even though there are lots of bats, you don’t need to worry about visiting Goa Lawah temple, because it is very safe. Goa Lawah Temple is located in Klungkung district to be precise in Pesinggahan village, Dawan sub-district. To the south of the location of Goa Lawah Temple there is a black sand beach and from the beach you can see Nusa Penida Island.
Location : Jl. Raya Goa Lawah, Pesinggahan, Kec. Dawan, Kab. Klungkung, Bali