Ulun Danu Temple

Ulun Danu Temple at Beratan is perhaps the most photographed temple on the island and is certainly one of the iconic images of Bali. The temple sits on the western shore of Lake Bratan and it can give the illusion of actually floating on the water. Built in 1633, the temple is devoted to Ida Batara Dewi Ulun Danu, goddess of the lake. A beautiful temple in a truly stunning setting. Bedugul is the name used to cover a large areaRead more

Tanah Lot Temple

Tanah Lot is a simply designed, but dramatically located temple on the Tabanan coast. Built on a promontory only accessible at low tide, this temple is one of the most important in Bali. It means “Sea Temple of the Earth”. This stunning religious complex and impressive architectural feat sits on a gigantic jagged rock that rises out of the ocean on Bali’s southern coast. While you’ll have to wait for low tide to reach the temple, many say it’s worthRead more

Uluwatu Temple

Uluwatu temple is precariously located at the point of sheer cliff on the island’s southern peninsula. It is one of the oldest and most important temple in Bali, one of the six original sad kahyangan (territorial) temple on the island. Travelers rave about Uluwatu Temple’s stunning cliff-side locale and beautiful architecture. This combination is rendered only more dramatic by the crashing of waves more than 200 feet below. But don’t think that you’ll have this isolated sanctuary to yourself. UluwatuRead more

Lempuyang Temple

Lempuyang means ‘The Lights of God’. This is one of Bali’s sad kahyangan, six temples of the heavens. Standing majestically on the slopes of the often misty Gunung Lempuyang at the top of 1,700 steps that wind their way through lavish jungle. Views are generally awe inspiring. The faithful visit Lempuyang to ask for blessings, solve domestic problems, cure sickness, or even to gain power. The major festival in Lempuyang is held every 6 months on the Thursday after GalunganRead more

Tirta Empul Temple

Tirta Empul Temple at Tampak Siring was built in 960 AD. Tirta Empul means “holy spring water” that is passing within the temple. The water feeds adjoining purification pools, baths and fish ponds surrounding the outer complex which then all flow to the Tukad Pakerisan River. While Bali’s other temples may be larger or more jaw-dropping, Tirta Empul Temple possesses a unique serenity that cannot be matched. This active prayer site inspires both Balinese Hindus and visitors of different beliefs.Read more

Gunung Kawi

Gunung Kawi is an 11th-century temple in Tampaksiring that is spread across either side of the Pakerisan river. It comprises 10 rock-cut shrines that are carved into 7-metre-high. Sheltered niches of the sheer cliff face. Carved by hand into the hillside rocks a thousand years ago, this temple showcased the worshippers’ determination in an ancient time. There are four groups of buildings sculptured, three temples and a Buddhist temple on the Gunung Kawi. This is presumed to be the burialRead more

Mengening Temple

Mengening temple is located at the North of the Pura Candi Gunung Kawi. Based on the findings of the doorway therefore the Asylum History and Antiquities of Bali is began to make observations in the field and was followed by a rescue excavation. This effort finally succeeded in finding the remains of an ancient building that allegedly form a prasada, which may originate from the time of the King Anak Wungsu. Mengening Temple Jalan Tirta No.25M, Sareseda, Tampaksiring, Kabupaten Gianyar,Read more

Taman Ayun Temple 

Taman Ayun literally translates as Beautiful Garden and is regarded as one of the most attractive temples in Bali. It was built in 1634 by the King of Mengwi, I Gusti Agung Putu. The temple is bordered by wide canals which irrigate the fields around the site. The temple is dedicated to the ancestor of the Mengwi Dynasty and other important Gods. Taman Ayun Temple is regarded as the “mother temple” for Mengwi Kingdom.Read more

Goa Gajah

Goa Gajah is a significant Hindu archaeological site located in Bedulu, just 10 minutes outside of Ubud in Bali. Locally known as the Elephant Cave because of its close proximity to the Elephant River. Goa Gajah is thought to date back to at least the 11th century, was escavated in 1922. The centerpiece here is a cave, the entrance to which is an ornately carved demon’s mouth. Inside are some fragmentary lingam and yoni statues, as well as a statue of Ganesha.Read more

Taman Mumbul Temple

The water temple, lake, bathing pools and surrounds at picturesque Tirta Taman Mumbul Sangeh is an idyllic and serene spot to take a break and maybe partake in a ritual water cleanse. Not far from Sangeh Monkey Forest, 250 metres down a short steep road from Jalan Raya Sangeh, the area was mostly only visited by locals prior to early 2016, when it was developed as a tourist attraction. Huge trees, shading an expansive clear green pool, more akin toRead more

Batuan Temple

This temple had a long history dating back over a thousand years. It is dedicated to God Vishnu and famous for its stunning classical Balinese architecture style with elaborate stunning sculpture of Gods and demons carved with incredible details. Worth to visit.Read more

Goa Lawah Temple

Goa Lawah Temple is an interesting and ancient bat cave temple in Klungkung, East Bali built in the 11th century by Hindu Priest Dang Hyang Nirarta, a Hindu priest from ancient Javanese times.  The cave is believed to lead all the way to Gunung Agung, but there’s a couple of serious deterrents. Firstly, the cave is believed to be home to Naga Basuki, a giant king snake wearing a crown. And secondly, the ceiling and thousands of noisy, long-nose fruitRead more

Kehen Temple

Built in 11th century, Kehen temple is the biggest temple in East Bali and considered to be the finest as well. This temple is often described as the miniature version of the Pura Besakih. Like the mother temple, this temple has 8 terraces and it is built on the southern slope of the hill. Kehen means household or fireplace and symbolizes God of fire, Brahma who protects the temple. KEHEN TEMPLE Bangli, Bali IndonesiaRead more

Saraswati Temple

  This picturesque temple located right in the heart of Ubud honors Dewi Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge, literature and art. Taman Kemuda Saraswati Temple is set within a beautiful water garden with thousands of lotus flowers. It does indeed make a pretty backdrop for a selfie, but it’s worth getting a little closer to admire the impressive paduraksa entrance gate.   Evening sees the temple lit up as the venue transforms to a stage for regular dance and musicRead more

Goa Garba

Goa Garba is located in Banjar Sawa Gunung, Pejeng Kelod village, Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Bali lies under the Pengukur-Ukuran Temple, above the Pakerisan River. It is a natural site that exudes calm estimated to have been built in the 12th century during the reign of King Jaya Pangus. Goa means “cave” and Garba means “in the belly of the earth”. Goa Garba exudes calmness and is believed to be the meditation site of the giant Kebo Iwa, an ancient Balinese Hindu militaryRead more