The most exciting part about this temple is its location. It is alighted in the top
of a cliff, which is approximately 70 meters above the sea level. This temple
is one of the spiritual pillars of Bali, and it has a splendid backdrop to
offer where you can cherish a beautiful sunset.
Here, you can also enjoy the Kecak dance performances which happen in the nearby amphitheatre. Uluwatu Temple also reflects the grandeur of Balinese architecture.
Timing- 9 am to 6 pm is the visiting time of this temple
Location- Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Pecatu, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Entry Fee- Adults have to pay IDR 30.000, and it is 20.000 for children.
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
is one of the most epochal and picturesque temples in Bali. The urban people of
the area consider this place to be one of the weekend destinations of Bali,
where they can spend some peaceful time. The smooth and pensive surface of the
lake provides it with the exceptional impression of floating.
The Bedugul mountain range that is surrounding the lake enhances the exquisiteness of the background and delivers an eye-catching backdrop. You can even enjoy fishing in this temple.
Timing- You can visit this temple between 8 am to 6 pm.
Location- Danau Beratan, Candikuning, Baturiti, Tabanan, Bali 82191, Indonesia
Entry fee- IDR 50.00 for the adults and the children, it is IDR 25.000
Pura Taman Saraswati Temple
is a beautiful water temple that is situated in central Ubud. When you stroll
through the streets of Ubud, you will come across this temple. This temple
signifies the classic-temple architecture of Bali. It also consists of a
beautiful foyer with ponds, which are filled with vibrant pink lotuses.
While entering the temple, you have to carry a sarong and a sash around your waist, as it is the traditional rule of this temple.
Timing- You can visit this temple whenever you want between 8 am to 6 pm.
Location- Jalan Kajeng, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Entry fee- You don’t have to pay any cost as it is free for everyone
of Bali, as well as the tourists, consider Tanah Lot temple to be one of the
most significant landmarks of the island. This temple attracts the tourists and
travellers for charming offshore setting and the beguiling sunset backdrop.
This is an ancient Hindu shrine, which is nestled in the lap of waves.
Your tour of Bali will be considered incomplete if you fail to witness this appealing temple. So, whenever you are in Bali, you must visit Tanah Lot complex.
Location- Jalan Raya Tanah Lot, Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan, Bali 82121, Indonesia
Timing- It opens at 7 am and closes at 7 pm.
Entry fee- IDR 60.00 for adults and IDR 30.00 for child
you are an archaeologist, you can't afford to miss this temple. You will
witness the various structures that showcase the Hindu influences, which were
crafted in the 10th century. In addition to this, many structures also signify
Inside this temple cave, you will also find three idols and those idols are wrapped in red, black and yellow clothes. There are beautiful small streams and paddy fields at the southern end.
Location- Jalan Raya Goa Gajah, Pejeng Kawan, Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia
Timing- It opens at 8 am and closes at 7 pm in the evening.
Entry fee- The entry fee for Goa Gajah is IDR 15000
Tirta Empul Temple
Empul is among the most significant Bali temples, which resides in the village
of Manukaya. This site narrates the traditional story of good versus evil.
Moreover, it is a cultural heritage site of Bali that attracts a considerable
number of tourists.
This temple was built in 960 AD and has witnessed the ups and downs of the Balinese kingdom, especially the time when the Warmadewa Dynasty prevailed.
Timing- This temple opens at 9 am and closes its gate at 5 pm.
Location- Jalan Tirta, Manukya, Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Bali 80552, Indonesia
Entry fee- You have to pay IDR 50,000 to visit this temple and to park your car; you have to pay IDR 5000
Pura Luhur Lempuyang
is one of the ancient temples in Bali, and it is also one of the critical Bali
temples. If you are looking for adventurous temples, you can head towards Pura
Here, you have to visit the top of this place, and you have to reach there through a steep staircase. Once you touch the top, you will be mesmerized by the scenic beauty of it. It will take approximately 2 hours climb to the top.
Timing- 7 am to 5 pm, daily
Location- Jalan Pura Telaga Mas Lempuyang, Tri Buana, Abang, Karangasem, Bali 80852, Indonesia
Entry fee- You may have to provide them with a donation, which is between IDR 10000 to IDR 30000
consider the Besakih temple as Bali’s mother temple. The temple is a thousand
years old, and it resides in the lap of Mount Agung. It is one of the most
brilliant temples in Bali, which will mesmerize you with its artistic beauty
It is a temple complex that comprises of at least 86 temples, and the Pura Penataran Agung is the main temple here. It also stays amongst the most significant and holiest Bali temples.
Timing- You can visit this temple between 8 am to 5 pm
Location- Besakih, Rendang, Karangasem, Bali 80863, Indonesia
Entry Fee- You have to pay IDR 60000 per person if you are an adult and you have to IDR 30000 for your kid.
Gunung Kawi Temple
is one of those temples in Bali that will provide you with a rustic charm. This
temple consists of a collection of ancient shrine reliefs, which are carved
into a rock cliff of central Bali. It is among the most notable sites of Pejeng
region, which is famous for its archaeological sites.
According to the legends, this carved relief symbolizes the memorials of King Udayana, his family as well as his concubine.
Timing- This place opens at 7 am and closes at 5 pm.
Location- Banjar Penaka, Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Bali 80552, Indonesia
Entry fee- IDR 4100 for the adults and IDR 2100 for the children
Garuda Wisnu Kencana
is a brilliant cultural park that will bring you to a state of trance. It
resides on the hilly coast of Bali. The major attraction of this cultural park
is the enormous statue of Vishnu, who is riding on the back of the Garuda.
Moreover, you will witness numerous cultural and art performances if you ever visit Garuda Wisnu Kencana. Other facilities that you can enjoy here are an amphitheatre, open-air venues, an exhibition gallery and a message centre.
Timing- You can visit here between 8 am to 8 pm.
Location- Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Ungasan village, South Kuta sub-district, South Kuta sub-district, Badung district
Entry fee- IDR 125000 for each person
Ling Gwan Kiong
It is a Chinese temple
situated in the seaport complex in Singaraja, North Bali. The construction of
this temple dates back in 1873, and it had connections
with the Ching Dynasty.
It is a very vibrant and colourful temple that has witnessed the vivid past of the town. Once you set your feet in this temple, your heart will melt after seeing the mini gardens. Well, this is a very psychedelic temple of Bali to visit. The locals call this temple as ‘Klenteng’.
Location- Jalan Erlangga No. 65, Kampung Bugis, Buleleng
Timing- You can visit this place between 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Entry fee- You don’t have to pay any entry fee to visit this temple as it is free.
Vihara Dharmayana Kuta
It is one of the very few
cultural landmarks, that is nestled amongst the chaotic traffic of Kuza and the glamour of surfing.
It is one of the Buddhist temples where Tibet’s 14th Dalai Lama visited in the year 1982, during his world tour. So, you can understand the significance of this temple. Once you set your feet in the Vihara Dharmayana Kuta, you will get a glimpse of a rich and vivid culture of Kuta.
Location- Jalan Blambangan, Kuta
Timing- The visiting hours of this place is between 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Entry fee- To visit this temple, you don’t have to pay any entry fee as it is free of cost.
is a Hindu temple in the heart of Bali, and the residents of the Batuan
countryside takes care of it. This is an attractive temple, and it is crafted
with beautiful Balinese ornaments. The roof is tailored by the fibre that comes from the chromatic black palm tree.
This is an 11th-century temple that consists of a large communal hall from where the visitors start their journey. If you want to cherish the temple to the best, you must visit during the time of their celebrations.
Timing- This temple will be open to you from 9 am to 6 pm.
Location- Jalan Raya Batuan, Batuan village, Sukawati, Gianyar
Entry fee- Free entry
people consider Batukaru temple one of their key temples. It dwells at the foot
of Mount Batukaru, from where it gained its name.
If you are a nature lover, this place is a paradise for you as it is surrounded by the cool natural forest, which makes it wonderful to sightsee. Once you set your feet inside the temple you will witness many ancient structures, which are dipped in green moss.
Timing- This temple is open for 24 hours, so you can visit here whenever you want
Location- Jalan Pura Batukaru, Penebel village, Tabanan
Entry fee- It is free of cost, but the locals will expect some donations for the maintenance.
This temple is standing in
the heart of Bali for centuries. It has seen many ups and downs of the place.
It is one of the very few cultural landmarks, which is nestled in Seminyak’s
beach resort area.
If you want to enjoy this temple to the fullest, you must visit this temple during its festive day anniversaries. The traditional dance will not only soothe your eyes, but it will also soothe your heart.
Location- Jalang Petitenget, Seminyak
Timing- To enjoy the beauty of this temple, you have to visit this here between 8 am to 6 pm.
Entry fee- The entry fee for this temple is IDR 50000 and visitors have to wear a sarong to cover their knees and ankles.
is a Hindu temple complex which was constructed during the ancient times. The
main attraction in the temple is its unique architectural features. To reach
the temple’s courtyard, you have to conquer 38 stairs from the ground level.
While going up, you will witness some surreal statues of mythical sandstone animal as well as the figures that come out from the Balinese folklore. The walls are also decorated with the Chinese porcelain plates.
Timing- 9 am to 5 pm, daily
Location- Jalan Sriwijaya, Cempaga village, Bangli residency, East Bali
Entry fee- The entry fee for adults is IDR 60000, and for the children, it is 30000
The Underwater Temple
is one of the unique temples of Bali. It will not only provide you with
enlightenment but also deliver you an experience that you have never
witnessed. Well, it is also known as Taman Pura, and it consists of a Hindu
temple compound. It is located on the Pemuteran Bay, and it is designed by
Chris Brown, an Australian who is living in this area for a long time.
According to the studies, this temple is their underwater water for 5000 years. And it only proves the fact that the level of the ocean has risen significantly. Again, some of the more in-depth studies have established the fact that it was just a hoax. Well, the temple was built in recently as it is one of the parts of the artificial reef creation project. So, if you want to witness a surreal Hindu temple under the sea, you can visit here.
Location: Near Pemuteran Beach (North West Bali)
Timings: Depends on the diving/snorkelling company you choose
Price: Depends on the diving/snorkelling company you choose
Goa Giri Putri Temple
It is one of the most
significant cultural attractions of Bali. A lot of people visit this place to
witness the unique cave temple of Bali. It is residing in the village of Sauna, and it is a beautiful place to visit.
To enter this temple, you have to squeeze yourself a bit, and after that, you will find out the big courtyard of this cave temple. The final praying spot is one of the unique features of this temple.
Location- Suana, Nusa Penida Island
Timing- You can visit this temple from 5 pm to 10 am.
Entry fee- Here, the entry fee is accepted as a donation. And the amount of the donation is IDR 20000.
Goa Lawah Temple
Lawah is one of the most noteworthy temples in Bali. It is constructed around
the cave opening, and this place is home to a lot of bats. The literal meaning
of this place is ‘bat cave’. It is an ancient temple, which was raised by Mpu
Kuturan in the 11th century.
He was among the early priests he sowed the seeds of Hinduism in this land. It is a well-known stopover for tourists.
Timing- You can visit this temple whenever you want as it is open for 24 hours.
Location- Jalan Raya Goa Lawah, Pesinggahan villages, Dawan District, Klungkung
Entry fee- IDR 6000 for the adults and IDR 4000 for the children
Taman Ayun Temple
Built-in the year 1634, by the then king Tjokerda Sakti Blambangan, the name of the temple literally translates to “garden temple in the water”, and it is not far from describing the actual pristine beauty that the temple grounds revel in. Built with exquisite architecture, the temple is surrounded on all sides by a fish pond, adding the effect that it is afloat on it.
Location: Jl. Ayodya No.10, Mengwi, Kec. Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia
Timings: 08.00 AM- 06.15 PM on all days
Gunung Lebah Temple
Ensconced by the foliage of lush greenery all around, and interspersed patches of forest, the temple is truly an exotic sight to behold and still retains its characteristic aura of ephemeral transcendence that a divine place of worship ought to have. Its glory reinforced by its elegant structure, the Gunung Lebah Temple is a must-visit for every tourist.
Location: Jalan Raya Ubud No.23, Sayan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Penataran Sasih Temple
The temple interests right from its name itself; “Sasih” literally translates to “the moon”, and as you might have guessed already, it is a temple dedicated to the magnificent silver saucer in the sky.
The temple derives its name from a huge kettledrum within it, which is believed to be a remnant of one of the moons that fell down to Bali. Beautiful beyond description, this temple is a favourite of tourists from across the world.
Location: Jl. Raya Tampaksiring, Pejeng, Tampaksiring, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Saturday: 11.00AM- 03.30PM
Samuan Tiga Temple
The Samuan Tiga Temple is considered to be one of the earliest witnesses of this phenomenon, and is in many ways the starting point of it. The temple’s shrine is a place of unity between Buddhism and Hinduism, and it embodies fragments from both religions as a symbol of ensuing and persevering harmony between the two. If you visit Bali, this temple should definitely be on your checklist.
Location: Jl. Mataram No.47, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Like so often in the county, the name of the temple is tied to an interesting cultural anecdote. “Blanjong” translates literally to “fishing boat”, which testifies to the community’s belief that the temple was named after a large and stranded fishing boat that was found near its location.
At any rate, the temple’s beautiful architecture and intricate attention to detail are more than enough reasons why you should definitely not miss out on this hidden gem.
Location: Jl. Danau Poso Pura Blanjong No.80227, Sanur Kauh, Denpasar Selatan, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80228, Indonesia
But its relatively compact presence embodies intricate carvings of flowers and vines, which spare not an inch of the temple, starting right at its gate. The immaculate attention to detail of its architecture makes it a magnificent example of North Balinese traditional architecture and is a tremendous addition to the country’s glittering array of temples.
Location: Jl. Mataram No.47, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia