10 Best Temples in Ubud That Offers A Spiritual High
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There are thousands of incredible temples in Ubud where you can absorb the beautiful views and seek blessings. These temples recite the tale of their holiness and are famous for their beautiful Balinese architecture.

Some of these temples are located close to the landmarks of central Ubud while others are hidden within the mountain valleys around the village of Tegallalang and Tampaksiring. Your trip to Bali won’t be complete without visiting these iconic temples.

So immerse into the spiritual vibe of Goa Gajah temple or feel enamoured into divinity at Pura Gunung Lebah temple.
You can even follow the path of the God that leads to personification at Tanah Lot Temple or embrace the spiritual transformation at Pura Puseh Ubud temple. Apart from these iconic spots of divinity, let's discover a few other beautiful temples in Ubud that recite their sacred tale of centuries-old wisdom and bliss.
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Best Temples in Ubud


Tanah Lot Temple

This spiritual masterpiece is known for its beautiful offshore setting and mind alluring sunset backdrops. Considered as one of the most iconic temples in Ubud it exudes royal splendour and magnificent artwork. Perched on the top of an impressive outcrop this Hindu shrine seizes you into the immortality of the moment amidst the constantly crashing waves that flow on top of it.

Built-in the 80s it started to crumble; therefore, many of the rocks at the base of the temple were replaced by artificial rocks. It still recites the tale of its age old wisdom through the excellent cravings that have been done on the wall.

Location: JL. Tanah Lot, Beraban, Kec. Kediri, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali

Timing: 7 AM-7 PM

How to reach: You can take a taxi from Seminyak or Kuta area, and it will take an hour to reach here.

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Goa Gajah Temple

It is a very famous archaeological site located on the western border of Bedulu village. Goa Gajah Temple was built in around 9th century on a hillside. Two streams meet over here and form a river junction. This temple was specially built for enclosed meditation and prayer.

A giant menacing face with wide-open mouth stands at the entrance, and you enter inside the temple through the cavernous mouth of the demon.  The whole temple is full of forest and animal motifs.

There is a T shaped cave inside the temple where you can find the fragmentary remains of the phallic symbol God Shiva lingam. This is one of the most interestingly built Ubud temples.

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

open 24 hrs

How to reach:
You can hire a taxi or motorbike, and it will take 13 minutes from Central Ubud to reach over here.

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Pura Taman Saraswati

It is one of the most magnificent water temples in Ubud. This temple has been designed as an open space for worship and is interwoven beautifully by a series of decorated gates that lead to an undiscovered shrine.

The temple is dedicated symbolically to Goddess Saraswati, and all the sandstone and cravings here have been created in her honour. It has ponds full of blooming lotuses, and the beautiful walls feature Balinese temple architecture. 

Location: JL. Kajeng, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali

Timing: 7AM-5 PM

How to reach: It is easily accessible from Jalan Raya Ubud main road.

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Pura Gunung Lebah

One of the central landmark temples of Ubud, Pura Gunung Lebah is set among beautiful natural setting. Surrounded by lush bamboo forests and myriads of fantastical masterpieces of nature you’ll find complete respite here. It sits on a jutting rock and is full of elaborate cravings.

Built-in the 8th century it takes the pilgrims and visitors on the quest for a deeper meaning.

Location: JL.Raya Ubud No23, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali

Timing: Open 24 hours

How to reach: Head west of Ubud central towards the Campuhan bridge and take the path beside the school to reach the temple.

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Pura Padang Kerta

It is a very famous Balinese temple with an attractive rooftop and wonderful artwork. Located in Ubud people come over here to seek personification and ultimate bliss. The western entrance to this temple is through Central Ubud.

It is an age old temple, and it is believed that the Guardians of the temple inscribed on the rooftop protect the people from the evil spirit. Its rooftop is made with coconut leaf fibres, which are a sight to behold.

Location: Jl. Hanoman, Padangtegal, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali

Timing: 7 AM-7 PM

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Pura Tirta Empul

This famous Balinese water temple is located in Central Bali in the village of Manukaya. It has been declared a national heritage site. A holy water spring is located within the temple that is famous for purification baths.

The temple consists of three key divisions which have been categorized as the front division, secondary and inner courtyard. Tropical plants and beautiful statues welcome visitors at the entrance of the temple. 

Location: Jl. Tirta, Manukaya, Tampaksiring, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 

Timing: 8 AM-6PM

How to reach: From Ubud, it takes around 30 – 45 min to reach over here

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Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal

This is a famous Balinese Hindu temple located in the southwest area of Ubud monkey forest. Lord Shiva is mainly worshipped over here, and it has an Indiana Jones feel to it. The temple was built around 1350 and is one of the three Hindu temples that make a temple complex in the Sacred Monkey Forest.

You’ll feel totally enamoured by the bliss and serenity of this place.

Location: JL. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali

Timing: 8:30 AM-5:30 PM

How to reach: It is at about 1.8 km from Ubud Palace. You can simply take a taxi to reach over here.

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Pura Puseh Ubud

It is one of the most beautiful Ubud temples known for a tiered gateway, 11th-century pillar and attractive animal statues. The temple is adorned with complex stone carvings and dates back to around the eleventh century. This temple was renovated in 1992.

The notable features include Bhoma head on the main gateway and great elephant relics on the main stairway. The fibre of the Chromatic palm tree has been used to make the top of this temple.

Jl. Suweta No.4, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali

How to reach:
Take off the main road to Ubud from Denpasar, in the small village of Batuan

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Pura Taman Sari

It is another breathtaking masterpiece located in Ubud that is composed of three temples lined from North to South. These three temples are Pura Taman Sari Water Castle, Pura Penataran and Segening Temple.

It is a very serene temple full of interesting architecture that the visitors really admire. This temple is also known as the Flower Garden Temple because it has got lovely water lilies in the pond located inside the temple. It has eleven roofed menu, which indicates that this temple was constructed for royalty.

Jl. Hanoman Padang Tegal, Ubud-Bali, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali

9AM-5 PM

How to reach:
You can take a taxi from Ubud, and it will take 45 minutes to reach here.

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Pura Dalem Taman Kaja

It is one of the most renowned Balinese temples in Ubud where regular outdoor performances such as Kecak dance takes place. The visitors enjoy this traditional dance form in the courtyard of the temple. It consists of marvellous architecture and artwork inscribed on the walls of the temple.

Though the temple ages back to centuries, it still stands in a very good condition. It consists of a beautifully inscribed pillar, and the top of the temple has been crafted from wood.

Location: Jl. Sriwedari No.12, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali

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People Also Ask About Ubud

  1. What are the best things to do in Bali?

    1. Have a fun day at Bali Treetop Adventure Park: If you're looking to spend an adventurous time, head to Bali Treetop Adventure Park, where you'll find a variety of activities to do around lush green trees. Swings, and flying foxes netted on the tree will allow you to fly through the sky while adoring the stunning views of the forest canopy.

    2. Dive at Gili Islands: The Gili Islands' crystal-clear seas are filled with world-class dive spots that attract divers from all over the world. There are around 19 dive sites around the three Gili Islands. One can witness the beautiful marine life and corals, and most spots provide excellent visibility all year.

    3. Visit the famous Ulun Danu Temple: Ulun Danu Temple is located in Bedugul, on the border of Baratan Lake. This structural temple, dedicated to the goddess of the lake, is one of the island's quietest and most beautiful temples in Ubud. The architectural details like the intricately carved gates are stunning and worth seeing.

    4. Try jetpacking in Tanjung Benoa: For all the people wanting to try water sports in Bali, Tanjung Benoa has a variety of activities available. One of the most exciting activities is going high on a water jetpack, which allows you to soar up to a height of 10 meters and lasts about 20 minutes.

    5. Watch the Kecak Dance: The Kecak Dance, which originated in the 1930s, is one of Bali's most well-known dances. The dance is based on the Ramayana, a Hindu epic, and is performed all across the island.
  2. Which are the famous places to visit in Bali?

    1. Tanah Lot Temple: Pura Tanah Lot is one of the most famous temples in Ubud, located 20 kilometers northwest of Kuta. This temple's stunning beachside location, on a rocky islet, surrounded by waves crashing the rock, is a major attraction. The temple is beautiful during the day against the blue water and sky, but the view is even more spectacular during sunsets.

    2. Gili Islands: Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air are three small islands that make up the Gili Islands and each island has its own distinct personality. Gili Trawangan is the most popular island, with a total party vibe and plenty of luxury food and lodging. Gili Air provides a pleasing mix of energy and calmness, while Gili Meno is the most authentically native and lesser known.

    3. Ubud Monkey Forest: Ubud Monkey Forest may appear to be an open-air zoo, but it is actually a sacred location with 1000-plus long-tailed Balinese macaques in their native habitat. You can take a pleasant stroll in the green nutmeg forest along paved pathways, in addition to watching lively monkeys swinging through canopies, lazing along pathways, or feeding on bananas.
  3. Which are the best waterfalls in Bali?

    1. GitGit Waterfall: Due to its easily accessible location, GitGit is Bali's most well-known waterfall as a mainstream tourist destination. The waterfall is around 35 meters high, and you could spend hours here soaking in the gorgeous view because the backdrop is so verdantly green. The most intriguing aspect of this waterfall is the legend that lovers who bathe together under it would eventually part.

    2. Sekumpul Waterfall: Sekumpul is a group of six to seven narrow cascades that descend from an average height of 80 meters. A difficult trek leads to this waterfall, along with a dirt road, several slick steps, and a river crossing, but it's all worth it.

    3. Tibumana Waterfall: Tibumana in Bengali is a best kept secret, and one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Bali, surrounded by lush gardens with exotic birds and butterflies. The fall itself lands in a small pool, and it is perfect for swimming and splashing around in for hours.
  4. What is the best season to visit Bali?

    The dry season, which lasts from April to October, is the best season to visit Bali. It's the time of year when the humidity is at its lowest and there's little to no rain. The lack of rain throughout the summer months makes it more pleasant for beachgoers in Bali, and lets tourists enjoy outdoor and water activities including diving, swimming, rafting and snorkeling.
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