Temples in Bali must be one of Bali’s Attraction to visit, Find here what is temple and How many temples are there in Bali? Understand about Balinese Hindu temple. Temple is built beautifully with typically Balinese stone carving, and rich of historical ornament. Beside of Beaches, Temples are also available anywhere around the island as Balinese are Majority A Hinduism.
Hindu Temples In Bali
Temples in Bali or Balinese Hindu temple is the place of worship for the adherents of Balinese Hinduism. Temples are built in accordance to rules, style, guidance and rituals found in Balinese architecture. Most of the temples are found on the island of Bali. As Hinduism is the predominant religion on it.
However many Temple exist in other parts of Indonesia where there are significant numbers of Balinese people. Besakih Temple in Bali is the Mother Temple. The most important, the largest and holiest temple in Bali.
Balinese Temples Design
Temples in Bali are designed as an open air place of worship within enclosed walls. connected with a series of intricately decorated gates between its compounds. These walled compounds contain several shrines and Bale (pavilions).
The design, plan and layout of the Temples follows the Trimandala (Theree Mandala) concept of Balinese space allocation. Three mandala zones arranged according to a sacred hierarchy
- Nista Mandala or the outer zone, which directly connects the Temples compound with the outer realm. This zone usually takes the form of an open field or a garden that can be used for religious dance performances. This area is open for public.
- Madya mandala or the middle zone, Where the activity of adherents takes place, and also the location for supporting facilities of the temple. In this zone usually several pavilions are built. In this area, Visitor are allowed to enter.
- Utama mandala Or the worship Zone, Is the holiest and the most sacred zone within the Temples. This enclosed and typically highest of the compounds usually contains a Padmasana (Temple), the towering lotus throne of the highest God. This area in some temple are closed and it is not accessible by visitor except for worship purpose.
What To wear To enter Temples in Bali?
Temple is a Sacred Places, Therefore to Keep your respect to the temple, it is recommended to follow the temple rule. It usually an announcement board places in the outer area of temple itself. Here is the Basic etiquette or dress code for visiting Temples in Bali
- Entering temple must wear Sarong and sash, Mostly included during the visit. Find out the list of Bali attraction entrance fee ticket
- Dress yourself properly, Cover your shoulder.
- Travelers in monthly periods are prohibited to Visit or entering Temples area.
Bali Temples Map
Here below is a few of Listed temple that is open for tourist or Bali travelers to come for a visit. Although in some Temples aren’t allowed to enter the Main worship area. But some of them is open to be explored.
Must See Temples in Bali
When you are in Bali, Visiting Temple is the things to do in Bali. Here is the famous temple to visit and experience your best Moment for Holiday. There are thousand of temple available, But here you are the list of Balinese Temples
- Uluwatu temple in Bali, entrance fee and things to do - Uluwatu Temple Bali, Bali temple with ocean background and inhabited with group of Monkeys, Best time to visit during the sunset time. Temple located in the edge of high cliff approximately 80 meter from the sea level. Uluwatu temple is one of 6 keys temple in Bali as the spiritual pillars of Bali island. Uluwatu Temple Bali is Bali's most popular and most visited temple in Bali. uluwatu temple Entrance fee is IDR. 30,000/Person includes sarong and sash.
Highlight: Temple In The edge of cliff with facing to the ocean, Best for visit during the sunset. Watch Also the Famous Kecak fire dance, A Traditional dance show in every evening. Here Also you will find groups of cute monkeys to see. Entrance fee: IDR. 50.000/Person
- Tanah Lot Temple Bali, Everything you need to know - 5 (1) Tanah Lot Temple in Bali, The land mark of Bali tourism and the Best for watching sunset in Bali. A temple stand in the rock in the mid of the sea with ocean backgound. During the high tide this temple will appear floating in the sea. The Best and must visit places of […]
Highlight: Tanah lot Temple, Mean Temple or Land in the sea. The temple stand alone above the rock. Best time for visit during sunset and Low Tide to get closer to the temple area. See also other temple in this area. Entrance Fee: IDR 60.000/Person
- Ulun Danu Beratan Temple - 0 (0) Known as the floating temple in the middle of the lake, Ulun Danu Beratan is the icon of Bali Tourism.Pura Ulun Danu Beratan, or Pura Beratan, is a water temples in Bali, Indonesia. The temple complex is located on the shores of Lake Beratan in the mountains near Bedugul. Water temples serve the […]
Highlight: The Beautiful water temple in Bali. Located in the lake side of Beratan lake in the mountainous area in northern part of Bali. This temple is the icon of Bali Tourism. Entrance Fee: IDR. 60.000/Person.
- Taman Ayun Temple - 0 (0) Taman Ayun Temple also popular as Bali Royal family Temple, A temple surrounded by beautiful GardenPura (temple) Taman Ayun was built in 1634 by the Raja of Mengwi, I Gusti Agung Putu. It is also called Pura Kawiten or family temple, a special temple where the deified ancestors of the King Dynasty of […]
Highlight: The Royal Temple or locally literate Pura taman Ayun. A beautiful surrounded by Pond and Garden. A Royal temple of Mengwi kingdom. Entrance Fee: IDR 20.000/Person
- Besakih Temple, The Mother temple in Bali - 0 (0) The biggest Temple in Bali, Besakih Temple is the center of all temple around the island. Besakih Temple or popular among travelers as Bali’s Mother temple. Visiting Besakih temple offer you the biggest temple complex with Mt. Agung Scenic background. located in the east part of Bali, Karangasem Regency. Brief History Over a […]
Highlight: Besakih Temple in Bali, also known as the Mother temple. The biggest temple complex in the village of Besakih, on the slopes of Mount Agung in eastern Bali, Indonesia. It is the most important and respected temple. Entrance Fee: IDR 60.000/Person.
- Lempuyang Temple Bali, A complete guide to Bali Gate of Heaven - 5 (1) Known as Bali gate of heaven, Lempuyang Temple Or Pura Lempuyang is a Hindu Temple in Bali. One of the most Visited places in Bali. The oldest temple in Bali you must Visit during your holiday in Bali. All you need to know about Lempuyang temple, Entrance fee and Tours details. Jump To: […]
Highlight: Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang or known as Bali Gate of heaven. One of the most instagrammable places in Bali. Entrance Fee: Donation only.
- Tirtha Empul Temple Bali, The purification water temple - 0 (0) Tirtha Empul Temple or popular with The Holy Spring Temple in Bali, A temple with Fountain and Pond Located in the north east of Ubud village, Pura tirtha empul or The Holy spring temple believed by local Balinese as a temple for spiritual healing, mostly busy during the full moon, where locals are […]
The Water Temple in Bali, Pura Tirtha Empul or The holy spring Temple, Believe by local for spiritual and mind healing. Entrance Fee: IDR 50.000/Person
- Elephant Cave Temple Bali – Ubud attractions - 5 (1) Locally literate as Pura Goa Gajah, Elephant cave temple in Bali is located in the famous tourist area in the center of the island, Ubud. Goa Gajah Temples has an unique architectures comparing to another temple all around the island. This temple has a cave with Elephant shaped face, That is why this […]
Highlight: Elephant cave temple, or Pura Goa Gajah. A Temple with Hindu and Buddhist imagery. The cave contains lingam and yoni, symbol of Shiva, and the image of Ganesha Entrance Fee: IDR 15.000/Person
Taman saraswati Temple in Center Ubud, Bali
Highlight: Pura Taman Saraswati in Ubud Bali, The scenic temple in the center of Ubud. Best to visit during the night time while watching the traditional dance show. Entrance Fee: Free
There are lot more temples in Bali you may visit. But it is depending how many days in Bali you have. Since there are lots of things to do in Bali beside of visiting multiples temple around this island.
Other than Temples visit, There have various interesting places you can see. Waterfalls and Rice paddy field visit is another choices you can combine with. find on below link to get the idea of combining the temple with Beaches, Waterfall or rice terrace to maximize your day trip in Bali.
Unlike the other temple which is built with stone and has palm tree Hut, Gunung Kawi temple was built on the cliff wall. Situated in the hidden village near Ubud. This temple is one of the most unique Balinese temple to visit in Bali.
Built by the son of King Udayana, Marakata, Purposed to worship to his Father.
This Unique temple is rich of Historical site, Combine with green View, Rice terrace and waterfall.
Read Also : The list of Waterfalls in Bali to visit