Your visit to Bali is incomplete without a trip to the beautiful temples. These temples are the witness of the exuberance of Bali. If you are holidaying in this beautiful island or planning to book international tour packages, then visit these temples for a different experience altogether:
1. Pura Tanah Lot
This is a picturesque temple in Bali and is also the most visited one. With its multi-tiered pagodas, this temple is perched on an outcrop in the sea. The sea temples in Bali are mostly built to honour the Gods and Goddesses of the sea and oceans.
This temple has many legends associated with it. Locals believe that the black and white sea snakes and the giant snake guard this temple that was born from a Javanese Priest Nirartha’s ashes. The temple looks magical during late afternoon or sunset.
2. Pura Luhur Uluwatu
Located on the edge of a cliff that falls directly on the Indian Ocean, Pura Luhur Uluwatu is perhaps the most breathtaking temples in Bali.
The dramatic pagodas of the temple perched high on the cliff against the backdrop of sky painted in the dramatic hues of the evening sun and the wind singing along with the sounds of crashing waves – Uluwatu is magnificent. One of the biggest attractions of this temple is the fire dance and Kecak that takes place inside the temple premises after sunset.
3. Besakih Temple
Also known as the “Mother Temple”, this temple complex is home to shrines and temple of different clans. The temple is famous for its elaborate ceremonies and rituals. The holy water from this place is used in ceremonies throughout the island. Not all clan temples are open to tourists, however, you can easily catch a glimpse of all the temples from different viewpoints.
4. Goa Gajah
The name literally translates to “Elephant Caves”, this temple complex has great archaeological significance. Built in the 11th century, this temple was a meditation site. The cave is shallow and contains a number of meditation spaces and stone idols. An ancient bathing pool was excavated inside the temple complex. You may enter that medical pool as well.
5. Pura Taman Saraswati
This water temple is located in Ubud and has a classical Balinese architectural style. The temple complex is extremely beautiful. At the entrance, you will find ponds that are filled with blooming lotuses. Entry is free here but don’t forget to tie a sarong around your waist before entering.
You do not need to be religious at heart to go temple hopping at Bali. All these temples are unique in their own way. So, make some space in your itinerary for a trip to these temples.
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