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5 Must-visit Temples in Bali for Your Next Trip

Are you planning a vacation to Bali? Can't decide where to go sightseeing? If yes, then read about these 5 mesmerising temples in Bali.

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The temples in Bali are beautiful and offer a very pleasant experience altogether. In fact, many tourists come to Bali only for these temples. Interestingly, Balinese temples have Hindu gods, but they look very different from the temples in India. From architecture to design to traditions, everything is worth appreciating.

Although Bali has hundreds of temples, to make sure you visit the best, we have selected the five must-visit temples in Bali.

5 Mesmerising Temples in Bali

1. Underwater Temple of Bali

This temple stays on the top of the bucket list of many visitors. You can visit this underwater temple either by diving or snorkelling. It is truly one of the most wonderful sights to see. While visiting this temple, you will experience both peace and adventure.

Interesting Fact:

The temple is a part of an environmental conservation program and was built nearly 20 years ago.

Important Details

Entry Fee: There is no entry fee, but you have to pay for the diving or snorkelling tour.

Timings: Depends on the weather

Location: Pemuteran, Bali

2. Tanah Lot

Tanah Lot comes second in the list of the most beautiful temples in Bali. It is also known as the sea temple of Bali. From this place, you can witness the most memorable sunsets and sunrises. There are a lot of shops, restaurants, vendors, and more. near the temple to provide utility items. Moreover, there is a cultural park where you can see local dance performances.

Interesting Facts

There is a holy water spring situated in the cave which is said to cure a plethora of diseases and illnesses. The temple is guarded by a holy snake which is believed to ward off the visitors coming with bad intentions.

Important Details

Entry Fee: Nominal charge

Location: Jalan Raya Tanah Lot, Beraban Village, Bali

Timings: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

3. Tirta Empul

Known for its holy water, Tirta Empul is one of the most popular and largest temples in Bali. You will find beautiful tropical plants at the main gate, huge statues surrounded by lovely gardens, and more! It is truly one of the most mesmerising temples in Bali.

Interesting Facts

It is said that the holy water from this temple was used to spray on the dead bodies of Maya Denawa's warriors to bring them back to life. Through the inscriptions, it is found that the temple was established in 926 AD.

Important Details

Entry Fee: Nominal fee

Timings: 9:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Location: Jalan Tirta, Manukaya, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali

4. Taman Ayun Temple

Our list of the mesmerising temples in Bali is incomplete without mentioning Taman Ayun. It is another beautiful temple of Bali nestled in the lap of mother nature. Its landscape with breathtaking lotus and fish ponds is enough to make you fall in love with this place.

Interesting Facts

There are nine spray jets in the temple, each one is for a different Hindu God. This temple was built for the Mengwi people so that they won't have to travel long distances to worship at the Besakih temple.

Important Details

Entry Fee: Nominal fee

Timings: 9:00 AM — 4:00 PM

Location: Jalan Ayodya No.10, Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung, Bali

5. Besakih Temple

Besakih Temple is the holiest and also the biggest Hindu temple in the province. On entering through the huge gate, you will feel similar to walking into heaven. Located on Mount Agung, this temple will make you awestruck with its beauty and enigmatic vibes. It is one of the must-visit temples in Bali, so include it in your itinerary.

Interesting Fact

The temple got its name from the word "Basuki", who is a dragon God believed to have made the mountain its home. Mount Agung erupted in 1963, but it hasn't caused any harm to the temple. It is seen as a sign of a miracle by the locals in Bali.

Important Details

Entry Fee: Nominal fee

Timings: 8:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Location: Jl. Gunung Mas No.Ds, Besakih, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali

What's Next?

These are the beautiful temples in Bali worth a visit. Pack your bags, book your tour, and off you go to the beautiful island of Bali. For the best touring experience, book a cruise on www.cruisebooking.com.

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