Recommended 13 Temples that You Must Visit while on vacation in Bali
The island of Bali is one of the most popular islands in Indonesia. This is because this island does offer millions of beauties and interesting places to visit. Starting from natural attractions to cultural attractions as well as spiritual tours or tour packages.
For those of you who are in Bali and want to do religious tourism and want to know Balinese culture and customs, then make sure you include the following tourist recommendations in the Bali Tour Packages that you will do.
1. Besakih Temple
One of the temple areas that you must visit when visiting Bali is Besakih Temple. This temple is one of the most popular temples in Bali. As the name implies, this temple area is located in Besakih village, Karangasem district, Bali. This temple is referred to as one of the complexes in which there are 19 temples. Of these 19 temples, there are 2 very popular temples, namely the Penataran Agung Besakih temple and the Basukian temple.
As previously mentioned, temple tours in Bali are indeed popular for their beauty and history. One of the temples in the Besakih Temple area also has a quite unique history. This temple with a unique history is the Basukian Temple.
Judging from its history, Pura Basukian is a temple that has an interesting history because it is the origin of the Hindu Dharma religion in Bali. It is said that Basukian Temple is the place where Hyang Rsi Markendya found his first revelation.
Meanwhile, Penataran Agung Temple is the temple that has the largest building. Here you will find three main statues that are symbols of Hinduism, namely the statue of Lord Brahma, the statue of Lord Vishnu, and also the statue of Lord Shiva which symbolizes creation, maintenance and reincarnation.
2. Silayukti Temple
The next important temple that you must visit when traveling to Bali is the Dang Kahyangan temple. Dang Kahyangan Temple is also one of the areas where there are many other temples in it.
The location of the Dang Kahyangan temple is in the eastern part of Padangbai Village, Manggis, Bali. Among the temples in the Dang Kahyangan temple area, one of the most important roles that must be visited is the Silayukti Temple.
Silayukti Temple is a temple located in Karangasem, its location is directly adjacent to the coastal area so that it provides a very natural beauty of the sea view. For its location, Silayukti Temple is located in a highland at an altitude of 50 m above sea level.
This is what makes Silayukti Temple one of the most popular tourist temples, namely because of the natural beauty that is offered when you visit here. The atmosphere of Silayukti Temple is also quite calm so it is suitable for doing meditation.
3. Goa Lawah Temple
Goa Lawah Temple is one of the temples whose name is taken from one of the animals, namely bats. If translated into Indonesian, Goa Lawah means bat cave. This cave is called the bat cave because this cave is an area inhabited by swarms of bats.
Goa Lawah Temple is one of the most important temples for the Hindu community in Bali. This is because Goa Lawah Temple was built by Mpu Kuturan. Mpu Kuturan is a priest who laid the foundations of Hinduism on the island of Bali. This is what causes Goa Lawah Temple to become one of the most important temples.
Goa Lawah Temple is famous for being one of the six important temples in Bali. Five of them are Uluwatu Temple, Lempuyang Temple, Seleuyukti Temple, Batukaru Temple, and Andakasa Temple. Bali Tour Packages Located in Klungkung, this temple is home to hundreds of bats inside.
This temple has a unique charm. Goa Lawah Temple is surrounded by a bunch of trees and lots of bats hanging at the entrance of the cave. Several temples were built at the entrance of the cave. Every six months, a great worship ceremony is held.
This Bali Temple Tour Package is located about 90 minutes from Kuta. This place is convenient as it is located just across the main road, in front of the beach. No wonder you will find many stalls that offer and serve a variety of dishes made from seafood. Goa Lawah Temple is quite famous among tourists.
You may find these places crowded especially during holidays and certain days where all Hindus gather at this temple. Just like other temples in Bali, you need to wear a sarong and a scarf. You can bring your own or rent a sarong and scarf near the ticket counter. You should also follow the guidelines. Those who are menstruating cannot enter holy places such as temples.
4. Rambut Siwi Temple
Rambut Siwi Temple is also one of the important temples in Bali. This temple is classified as one of the temples in the Dang Kahyangan Jagat area or the 6 Holy Temples in Bali. For the location, this person is in Jembrana Regency, Bali.
In addition, Rambut Siwi Temple is referred to as one of the important temples for the Hindu community in Bali because this temple is one of the temples used to carry out sacred journeys from important teachers in Hinduism such as Dang Hyang Nirartha who is one of the priests who participated in the pilgrimage. instilling the teachings of Hinduism throughout Bali.
In addition, this temple is also used to pay homage to holy teachers such as Maha Rsi, the other Masters. For those of you who are looking for tranquility and also a place that can be used to meditate, then this place is the right place.
Because in addition to its thick history, this place is also one of the places that has a high and beautiful spiritual aura. The beauty of this temple can be seen from its location on a cliff on the beach.
5. Dang Kahyangan Jati Temple
This temple is one of the temples that is still used for prayer. In status, this temple island is still one of the temples that are included in the Dang Kahyangan area.
Judging from the history of this temple, it was built to commemorate a teak tree which was allegedly a tree that grew from the stick of Dang Hyang Nirartha which was plugged into the ground.
This stick that is plugged in grows into a teak tree filled with water. After thousands of years had passed, this teak tree filled with water from Dang Hyang nirartha’s stick was later found and a temple was built to commemorate it.
In addition to having a unique history, this temple also has another uniqueness seen from the distance between the teak tree and the temple that was built.
It is said that the Jati Temple was built at a very close distance to the Teak Tree that was found, but now the distance between the teak tree and the temple is naturally getting farther away.
6. Pura Luhur Batukaru
Pura Luhur Batukaru is a temple located in the village of Wongaya Gede Tabanan. This temple is one of the temples which is still widely used as a place of worship.
Batukaru is a temple used to worship God Mahadewa. The god referred to in worship at Pura Luhur Batukaru is a god who grows plants.
It feels incomplete to visit Bali without visiting Batu Karu Temple. The location is at the foot of Mount Batukaru. You will see natural forest while exploring this temple. Our Bali Tour Packages will guide you to get a new traveling experience at Batu Karu Temple.
One of the impressive things in this area is the rice fields. The location of the rice fields is in Jatiluwih. Only 2 kilometers before reaching Batu Karu Temple. The view is amazing and suitable for travelers who like to post beautiful photos on social media.
You will see a temple with green moss. Another unique thing is the use of dark grass as a roof and wall carvings. The temple consists of several courtyards which make the area look spacious.
7. Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the eyes of tourists. This is because Tanah Lot has a beach area which is certainly very attractive to tourists.
The same thing that is also interesting about the Tanah Lot temple is its location in the middle of the ocean. For its geographical location, Tanah Lot Temple is a temple located in the village of Tabanan. If taken from Denpasar, then you have to travel approximately 25 KM.
Tanah Lot Temple is also widely referred to as Batu Bolong Temple. In addition to its unique love, this temple is also built on a very large rock. This adds to the uniqueness of this Tanah Lot Temple.
In addition, the view that directly faces the ocean also makes Tanah Lot Temple one of the best temples and must be visited when you travel to Bali.
Tanah Lot Temple is also a popular Hindu Temple in Bali. It is usually visited as the last stop if you join Tanah Lot Tour packages. Tanah Lot consists of 2 words; Tanah means a reef that looks like Gili or a small island and Lot means the ocean.
So, Tanah Lot basically means a small island floating on the sea. The name is given not without any reason. Tanah Lot Temple is literally located on the rock in the middle of the ocean. So, you can imagine the spectacular view that you can enjoy when you visit the temple.
You will be able to enjoy the stunning view of the ocean here. If you are a sunset admirer, Tanah Lot Temple is one of the best places in Bali to see the sunset. The holy temple looks so gorgeous, especially during the sunset. You can see the temple from several points.
When the seawater is going tide, you will see the temple is surrounded by the water. So, it looks like floating on the seawater. If you want to visit a cultural and natural tourist spot at the same time, you should never miss visiting Tanah Lot Temple.
8. Batur Temple
Like Besakih Temple, Batur Temple is also one of the temple complexes in which there are 9 temples that complete it. For its location, Batur temple or also known as Ulun Danu Batur Temple is located in Kintamani Bali.
The many temples in the Batur temple complex area are used to worship different gods.
Starting from the god of fertility, the god of art, the god of water and many more
yet another. In addition to enjoying the architectural beauty of the temple in the Batur temple area, you can also stay in the temple area because the Pavilion is also rented out here to rest.
9. Segara Rupek Temple
In the Tirta Yatra tour that you are doing, the next trip can be continued to the Buleleng area. In this Buleleng area you will find one of the temples that is quite interesting and must be visited in your Tirta Yatra tour.
This temple is the Segara Rupek Temple. Segara Rupek Temple is a temple whose location is surrounded by the best of natural beauty. This is because Segara Rupek Temple is a temple located in the location of the West Bali National Park or TNBB.
This is what causes this temple to have a natural beauty that is different from the pretends you find around the beach.
If you come to Segara Rupek Temple, then you will be presented with a road trip through a lush forest area.
To arrive at Segara Rupek Temple, you can use motorized vehicles such as two-wheeled motorcycles and cars. If you come in a group, you can also enter using your tour can.
If you are going to visit Segara Rupek Temple, you can also stop by the Prapat Agung temple. This is because the only route you can take when going to Segara Rupek Temple is the Prapat Agung temple route. To stop by this temple, make sure you coordinate with your tour organizer in advance regarding the availability of time.
10. Menjangan Temple
One of the unique temples that you will find in Bali is Menjangan Temple. Deer is the name of one of the four-legged animals that are often referred to as the Deer. Then why is this temple called Menjangan Temple? This temple is called as Pura
Menjangan because of its location on Menjangan Island.
Menjangan Island is one of the islands in Bali. This island has an area of about 175 hectares and is one part of the West Bali National Park. With its small size, Menjangan Island is one of the uninhabited islands.
This means that on this island you will not find human life living there. Here you will only find forest animals which are dominated by deer. This is what causes this island to be called Menjangan Island.
For those of you who are interested in visiting this temple and Menjangan Island, the transportation that you can use is a motorboat or also called a jukung. The Jukung you will use will sail from Lalang port or from Banyuwedang Harbor to Menjangan Island. To get to Menjangan Island it will take about 30 to 40 minutes if you use this jukung transportation.
Although this temple is a temple far from the main plains of the island of Bali, Menjangan Temple is one of the most popular temples for spiritual tourism purposes. This is because the natural conditions on Menjangan Island are still very beautiful and untouched by humans. this also makes the atmosphere of Menjangan Temple very impressive.
11. Uluwatu Temple
Uluwatu Temple is a temple located in the Kuta area. This temple is also widely referred to as Pura Luhur Uluwatu. The main attraction of the Uluwatu Temple as a spiritual tourist spot or Tirta Yatra is the location of the temple which is on a rock and protrudes into the sea. This temple is one of the temples that is believed by the Hindu community as one of the 9 pillars of the winds.
When viewed from its history, Uluwatu temple is a temple built to worship one of the holy priests who existed in the 11th century, namely Mpu Kuturan. As previously mentioned, Mpu Kuturan is indeed one of the important figures in Hinduism. In this area it is believed that Mpu Kuturan is a holy priest who gives teachings of traditional villages and also their rules.
After being used to worship the holy priest Mpu Kuturan, this temple was then converted to worship the next holy priest, Dang Hyang Nirartha who came to Bali in 1550 to end his holy journey. Here, tell me that Dang Hyang Nirartha experienced moksha or nobility. This is what causes this temple to be called Pura Luhur Uluwatu.
12. Lempuyang Temple
The next temple is a temple that can be found on the slopes of Mount Lempuyang. This temple is located in Karangasem, Bali. Besides being referred to as the Lempuyang Temple, this temple is also widely referred to as the Penataran Agung Lempuyang Temple. This temple is one of the temples included in Dang Kahyangan Jagat or one of the six most sacred places of prayer in Bali.
This temple is one of the largest Hindu temples on the paradise island which is located in Karangasem City, Abang District, Tribuana Village. Here is a holy place to worship Sanghyang Widhi Wasa.
So make sure you follow the rules and be polite while visiting this holy temple you are likely to be given a cloth to wear if you wear shorts or a short skirt. Located on the top of Bisbis Hill, you will be able to witness the magnificent view of Mount Agung from Lempuyang Temple.
This beautiful temple is also known for its famous Heaven’s Gate which many tourists never miss when they visit the temple. Heaven’s Gate is actually the gate of Lempuyang Temple which offers a beautiful view of Mount Agung as a backdrop.
Bali Tour Packages Taking pictures here will make you look like you are in the sky. The view is like heaven that will amaze you. This is why most tourists are called Heaven’s Gate. There is a photographer on site to take your picture professionally at Heaven’s Gate.
Explore the Beauty of Lempuyang Temple
Lempuyang is a temple located in Karangasem, Bali. It is an enchanting temple where it is considered a sacred place. This temple is often included in Bali Tour Packages. There will be several guides to explore the beauty of this temple.
1. Come in the Morning
The most recommended time to visit Lempuyang is in the morning. This is the perfect time to cleanse the soul and enjoy the holy temple. You can rotate the seven temples and breathe clean air in the morning.
2. Taking Photos in the Right Position
Tourists who come to the temple usually want to take pictures. They usually take the corner of the background of the temple gate. With the right photo angle, the center of the gate can display Mount Agung in a precise size.
3. Prepare Your Physique
To reach the temple on Mount Lempuyang, tourists must pass 1,700 steps. This temple is located at an altitude of 1,100 meters above sea level. So, before coming to this temple, you must prepare your physical condition well.
4. Obey the Rules
Since it was a place of prayer, there would be some rules that had to be obeyed. Menstruating women are prohibited from taking photos with higher legs. It is considered impolite. You can’t speak badly. You can take Bali tour packages with this temple in the itinerary list.
13. Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
The next temple that we will recommend for your Tirta Yatra trip is Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. This temple is one of the dyes which is referred to as the largest water temple in Bali after Ulun Danu Batur Temple.
This temple complex is located in the mountains near Bedugul. For its function, the Air Temple Temple is a temple that is used as a place of offerings for Dewi Danu, the Goddess of the lake and also the Goddess of the river. The water source used at Ulun Danu Beratan Temple comes from Lake Beratan. This lake itself is one of the lakes that is very important for irrigation.
In addition to having abundant water sources, the location of Ulun Danu Beratan Temple also has a very fertile area because of its high enough location, 1200 meters above water level and also a very cold climate.
Talking about the must-visit temples in Bali, the Ulun Danu Beratan Bali Tour Package should not be missed from your agenda. Located in the middle of Lake Beratan, the location and architectural design of the temple make it unique. Another interesting fact about Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is that the lake itself is situated on the edge of a large crater.
Not only that, the scenery around the lake is also fantastic. Founded in 1556, Ulun Danu Beratan is an ancient site and is considered one of the most sacred temples in Bali. This temple was built to honor Ida Batari Dewi Ulun Danu, the goddess who protects Lake Beratan and is named after her. In addition to the goddess, this temple is also used to worship the three main gods of Balinese Hindus, namely Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.
Entering Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, you will see several Meru or pagodas. They are prominent temples dedicated not only to the goddess of the lake but also to the gods of Mount Agung and Mount Batur. These two mountains are the most active volcanoes in Bali and are sacred to the local Hindu community. The design of Ulu Danu Beratan Temple is dominated by traditional Balinese architecture. It is also filled with stunning Balinese art and paintings.
14. Tirta Empul Temple
Next we will recommend is Tirta Empul Temple. Tirta Empul Temple which can be reached by car Tirta Yatra Bali is a description of being located in the Gianyar area. One of the popular things about this temple is its water which is used for purification in Hinduism in Bali.
Tirta Empul Temple is one of the largest temples in Indonesia. This temple is for worshiping Vishnu while Tirta Empul itself means holy spring. If you take a day trip around Ubud, you may have a chance to discover the two hidden temples and waterfalls. Bali Tour Packages The temple complex was built for Indonesia’s first president in 1954. Today, the palace is used to accommodate VIP guests and dignitaries.
Just like other Hindu temples in Bali, you need to pay attention to the dress code. Wear a sarong and make sure your clothes cover your shoulders and knees. You can bring a sarong or rent one at the entrance. An entry fee is required and a price list is available at the ticket counter.
Navigating the entire site will take at least 30 minutes. In the central courtyard, you will find tourists mingling and some snacks or fruit vendors. The purification pond is located in Central Jaba. People believe that holy water can cure various diseases and bad luck. This place is quite crowded while the pool is only 20 meters long and five meters wide. However, Tirta Empul Temple is one of the must-visit places in Bali.
If you are planning to visit Bali and go somewhere anti-mainstream, you should consider Tirta Empul water temple on your list. The name of this temple means “holy spring”. At that time, Indonesia’s first president built this place for the government palace. Currently, the temple complex is used to accommodate selected guests.
It takes about 30 minutes by car from the center of Ubud. You have to reach the entrance by walking from the parking lot. However, make sure to wear a sarong before entering the temple. Sarongs are available for rent at the entrance. In addition, you have to pay an entrance fee.
About holy water
As mentioned earlier, people do not believe that the water in the pool is pure and holy. You will need at least an hour to explore the entire temple site. There are several sections in this complex, and the most popular section is where the purification pool is located. You can try to enjoy dipping your head in the air spots, but there are lines to queue up. Wherever the destination is, Bali Tour services are always ready to take you around Bali.