Pura Candidasa Overview

Pura Candidasa is a serene seaside temple located in the coastal village of Candidasa in Bali, Indonesia. Set against the backdrop of the Indian Ocean, the temple offers breathtaking views. Known for its tranquil atmosphere and cultural significance, it attracts visitors seeking a peaceful retreat and a glimpse into Balinese spirituality.

Nestled on the eastern strip of Bali, this twin temple offers a glimpse into the country’s mythological roots, making it a must-visit cultural attraction to witness on your Bali trip. The intricate carvings on the temple wall tells the tale of Hariti, the Balinese Goddess of fertility to whom the temple is dedicated.

It was said that Hariti, who was initially infertile, later gave birth to ten children, earning the temple the alternate title of the Temple of Ten Children. Looking out at the lagoon below, the temple is known for its fantastic views as well, and can be a great place to catch a sunset from.


  • The intricate wall carvings on the temple can be of great interest for those looking to explore the history and myth associated with it
  • Sandwiched between a lagoon and an ocean, the temple is regarded as one of Bali’s most picturesque of places
  • When visiting, one needs to take a quick hike along the hill, with the summit boasting of uninterrupted views of the lagoon below

Location: Jl. Raya Candidasa, Sengkidu, Kec. Manggis, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia

Timings: 07: 00 AM- 11: 00 PM on all days of the week

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