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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    Shiva Temple

    Area: Tabanan

    Siwa Temple is located in a highland area, right at the end of the Poedjongan road. We cannot reach the location by using a car because the terrain is quite diff...

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    Yeh Pulu Temple

    Area: Ubud

    Yeh Pulu Temple located at the Bedulu Village nearby Ubud-Gianyar. In the temple area, you will find a wall that stretched along 25 meters with beautiful reliefs ...

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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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    Ulun Danu Batur

    Area: Bedugul

    Pura Ulun Danu Batur ("Pura Ulun Danu", "Pura Batur" or "Pura Bat") was built in 1926. It is dedicated to the goddess of lakes and rivers, Dewi Danu. Water is ext...

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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 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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    Pura Taman Ayun

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    Pura Taman Ayun is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful temples on Bali. A beautiful compound with gardens, ponds, trees - peaceful and serene. Located ne...

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    Pura Luhur Uluwatu

    Area: Uluwatu

    This cliff-top temple is indeed impressive. The temple is built on the steep cliff and coming here can feel like sitting one the throne of Bali. During sunset hou...

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    Pura Luhur Lempuyang

    Area: Karangasem

    It's a very scenic and very holy place to visit. Located in east Bali within the highlands of Mount Lempuyang this temple is not only one of the most difficult to...

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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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