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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    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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    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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    Goa Lawah / Bat Cave Temple

    Area: Padang Bai

    Goa Lawah also known as bat cave is very important to the Balinese Hindu community and one of Bali’s most important temples. It's like Tanah Lot or Pura Besakih o...

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    Luhur Batukaru Temple

    Area: Tabanan

    Probably one of the most visually stunning garden temples in Bali, Pura Luhur Batukaru is a sacred and holy site, and surprisingly, one where you don't have to pa...

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    Vihara Dharma Giri

    Area: Tabanan

    Vihara Dharma Giri is a Buddhist temple known for its divine huge sleeping Budha statue, located in Pupuan-Tabanan. This vihara has three different floors that vi...

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    Car Temple

    Area: Penida Island

    Car temple (Pura Mobil) Also known as Pura Paluang for local. This is one of the most unique temples in Bali, because you will find a car statue perched on the pe...

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    Giri Putri Cave

    Area: Penida Island

    Giri Putri Cave This dual floor cave temple for both Hindu and Buddhist religion is known as one of the holiest sites in Bali and also suitable for the tourist wh...

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    Dalemped Temple

    Area: Penida Island

    Dalemped Temple (also known as Pura Dalem Nusa), many sources have mentioned the history of this temple relat ed to one of the most important Bali Ancestor named ...

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