Bali is an island in Indonesia, popular among tourists all over the world. It offers beaches, water sports, historical places, and many religious temples, etc. It has a diversified religion and culture. There are many temples within that hold mythological stories, very beautiful in terms of location and architecture. Here are some of the famous temples in Bali.


Beisakih Temple-

 “ Bali’s Mother Temple”

It is the largest and holiest temple made up of 23 temples on parallel ridges that are inspired by the Hindu religion and one of the Balinese temples, located in the village of Besakih, Karangasem, slopes of Mount Agung.

Besikah temple

The main part is “Pura Penataran” Agung. There are three main temples within it, dedicating to Hindi trinity-Brahma, the creator, Shiva, the destroyer, Vishnu, the preserver, and dragon diety “ Naga Besukian” who is believed to inhibit the Mount Agung.

besakih temple

It is a beautiful temple located in marvelous sites. With more than thousands of visitors each year who go to offer prayers and seek blessings.

Address: Besakih, Rendang, Karangesam Regency, Bali 80863

Taman Ayun

“Beautiful Garden”

It is a beautiful temple with magnificent architecture and the garden having small ponds too, etc.

taman ayun

It is located in the village of Mengwi, which was built in 1634 by Mengwi  Kingdom ruler, Tjokerda Sakti Blambangan and was built for the people in Mengwi, who didn’t have to travel long distances for offering prayers.

taman ayun

The temple has three grounds devoted to the three cosmological levels, the world of man, the realm of Gods and Deities, the Divine level. The inspiration of the Balinese Hinduism.

taman ayun
Address: Jl . Ayodhya No. 10, Mengwi, Kee. Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia.

Tanah Lot

“Land in the Sea”

It is a temple on the offshore rock. The backdrop of the sea and it is a fabulous place.

tanah lot

It was built in the 16th century by Dang Hyang Niratha, who decided to make it a holy place and worshipped the Sea God, Dewa Baruna or Bhatara Segara but Nowadays, Niratha is also worshipped there.

tanah lot

Been a part of Balinese mythology and is influenced by Hinduism.

tanah lot

It is believed that it is guarded by giant venomous sea snakes from the evil spirits.

Address: Jl Tanah Lot, Beraban, Kidiri, Kabupaten, Tabanan, Bali 82121, Indonesia.

Goa Lawah

“Bat Cave Temple”

It is located on the south east coast of Bali.

goa lawah

It has established on the 11th century by Mpu Kuturan who was an ancient priest and introduced Hinduism.

goa lawah

It is believed that there is a secret pathway to the Besakih Temple where lies a dragon inside” Naga Basuki” who keeps the balance of the cosmos.

goa lawah
Address: Jan Raya Goa Lawah, Pesinggahan village, Dawan, Subdistrict, KlungKung.
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Ulun Danu Bratan

“Water Temple”

It is a complex with five compounds and one Buddha stupa, located on the shores of Lake Bratan, the lake of Holy Mountain. It was built in 1633 where Dewi Dhanu, the river goddess is worshipped. There is an 11-story known as “Pelinggih Meru “ dedicated to Shiva and Parvarti.

ulun danu bratan
Address: Danan Beratan, Candikuning Baturiti, TabananRegency, Bali 82191, Indonesia.


“ Temple on a cliff”

A temple located on the edge of a cliff, 230 ft high above sea level.


A small temple existed earlier but eventually built upon in the phase of the 11th century by Empu Kuturan, a Japanese Sage.


You will find many Macaque monkeys in the area.

It is an incredible place for sunset setting where every day at 6pm, you can also enjoy Kecak Dance Performance based on Ramayana.

Address:  Pecatu , South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia.

Pura Tirta Empul

“Holy Spring”

It is a Hindu Balinese water temple dedicating to Vishnu, the supreme consciousness Narayana. It has a natural water spring inside the compounds of the temple where people bath in it for ritual purification.

 Tirta Empul

However, within the time the water quality has been contaminated due to the carelessness of the people nearby and has resulted in infection resulting in losing eyesight.

 Tirta Empul
Address: Jl Tirta, Manukaya, Tampaksiring, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80552, Indonesia.

Goa Gajah

“Elephant Cave”

goa gajah

Goa Gajah is known as the elephant cave because of the faces carved into the stones. The insides contain 7 statues depicted holy rivers of India- Ganga, Saraswati, Yamuna, Godavari, Sindhu, Kaver, and Narmada. The history is uncertain but after research, it is said that it contains both Hindu and Buddhist imagery.

goa gajah
Address: Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

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