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The Enchantment of Several Ancient Temples in Bali

Visa Bali Info – Several Ancient Temples in Bali

Having the charm of a place that is so exotic, makes Bali the main destination for a vacation.

When you come to Bali, you will not only see the beach, but also the buildings for places of worship for Balinese Hindus, which are very artistic.

The artistic buildings are temples and temples, even some of these temples and temples are ancient.

Some of them even become the most iconic landmarks in this place which is nicknamed the Island of the Gods. The temples and temples display an extraordinary architectural style with exotic natural views.

Here are some temples and temples that must be included in your holiday recreation list while in Bali, see!

Elephant Cave Temple

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Goa Gajah Temple is part of an archaeological complex with a long history where this temple was built in the 11th century.

Goa Gajah Temple was originally intended as a place of meditation. When here you will go down a kind of ladder from the side of the road then at the bottom you will find a large complex.

In 1954 a bathing pool was built near this temple. There are statues that are holding a kind of jar, then the jar comes out of the water that falls into the bathing pool.

When you go to the back of Goa Gajah Temple, you will see the beauty of the Petanu River where the river water is used by the local people to irrigate their fields.

Puseh Batuan Temple

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Built in 1022 AD, Puseh Batuan Temple is a temple relics of ancient Bali and is almost the same era as Goa Gajah Temple.

When you are here you will pass through the Candi Bentar gate, there is a Kori Agung building with a door to enter and exit which according to Hindu belief is the place where the Gods enter and exit.

On the left and right of the Kori Agung, there are doors to enter and exit for people who want to worship or tourists who visit this tourist attraction.

In the middle courtyard of Pura Puseh you can see Bale Agung and Bale Kulkul. Here there is a set of gamelan to accompany when there is a religious ceremony.

In the main part of the temple, namely Utama Mandala, there are Padmasana buildings, Meru buildings, as well as a number of other pelinggih and ancient relics which are placed in a wantilan building behind the temple.

Besakih Temple

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Often referred to as the biggest temple in Bali, Besakih Temple is actually a temple complex. Located 1,000 meters above sea level on the southwest slope of Mount Agung.

Because this temple is a temple complex, don’t be surprised if there are 70 celebrations held here every year. Because each temple has its own anniversary.

In the end you have to give extra time to explore all the temples in this Besakih Temple.

Lempuyang Temple

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Being the oldest and most respected temple in Bali, Lempuyang Temple was built in the 8th century and is believed to be on par with Besakih Temple.

Located at an altitude of 1,175m above sea level, to be precise at the peak of Mount Lempuyang. If you want to reach the top of the temple, you have to climb more than 1,700 steps.

You must be in excellent physical condition to go to this temple. The tiring trip to this temple will pay off with such beautiful natural scenery.

Tirta Empul Temple

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Being one of the Melukat locations in Bali, Tirta Empul Temple is one of the national cultural heritages which was built in 960 AD.

It has a spring that originates from a spring located inside the temple, then flows into the bathing pool and fish pond. The water also flows into the Pakerisan River which is located near the Tirta Empul Temple.

Tanah Lot Temple

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It can be said that the temple is the most popular because it is the most widely used for displaying images of Balinese atmosphere anywhere.

Built around the 15th century, this temple is indeed unique because it is located on a rock and off the coast of Tabanan.


Some of the ancient temples in Bali above can be on your visit list while on vacation to Bali, I hope this is useful for you.


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