Main Temples and Religious Sites

Balinese temples are unique in architecture and structure and are built according to strict rules. Traditional religion is a major part of life in Bali. We have listed for you the most important and most interesting to visit. Do not forget to wear decent clothes (or a Sarong) and behave accordingly, otherwise entry will be denied.

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    Gunung Kawi Temple

    Area: Ubud

    This unique and truly impressive temple complex from the 11th century comprises 10 rock-cut candi (shrines). They stand in 7-metre-high (23 ft) sheltered niches c...

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    Ulun Danu Bratan

    Area: Bedugul

    Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, or Pura Bratan, is a major Shivaite and important water temple (not to confuse with the other major water temple being Pura Ulun Danu Batur...

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    Tirta Empul

    Area: Ubud

    Tirta Empul is not only one of the most important temples but also one of the most famous, because of its holy water that is used for purification. Next to the co...

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    Pura Besakih

    Area: Karangasem

    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 tem...

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    Pura Tanah Lot

    Area: Tanah Lot

    Tanah Lot is one of Bali’s directional temples, and is situated on a rock in the ocean, just offshore. From all the beautiful temples on Bali, Tanah Lot is quite ...

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