Wondering what to do in Bali during a holiday? How about a holiday to the top 10 temples to visit in Bali! Some people say holiday to Bali will not be complete without visiting one of the most famous temples in Bali. Also, many travelers consider, visiting the Balinese temple is one of the best things to do in Bali. Also, there are many Hindu temples in Bali, offers different uniqueness and history. Therefore, making Bali island gets the nickname as the island of a thousand temples.
Some temples located in the highlands, such as Besakih Temple and Ulun Danu Beratan temple. There are also temples situated on the coast and temples built on the edge of the rock.
Due to many Hindu temples in Bali which one should I visit during the holidays? On this page, I wrote information about the list of top 10 temples to visit in Bali. You can utilize this article as your guide on the magnificent Balinese Hindu temples. Also as a recommendation of things to see during family vacations in Bali. In addition to the temple name, you too will get a notice about the area of the temple, as well as the admission fee to enter the temple in Bali.
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Point of Intrest Of Balinese Hindu Temple
As a sightseer destination, there is loads of fantastic attraction in Bali, one of which is the art and culture of Bali. One form of Balinese art and culture manifested in the form of a temple. Some temples in Bali have even become an icon of Bali tourism, displays the beauty and unique Balinese architecture. Beside reveal architectural beauty, most of the Hindu temples, located in an unusual site. Therefore, making the most of the existing temples in Bali is a favorite tourist place for photos, as there is a natural beauty as a backdrop.
The best time to visit a Balinese Hindu temple is during a religious ceremony. Due you will be able to see the process of Balinese Hindu rituals. Also, during a celebration, the temple will be decorated with many religious ornaments. For sure, the religious decorations you will not see if there is no ceremony. If you desire to attend one of the Hindu temples in Bali, always remember to use the appropriate clothes. Like wearing sarongs and scarves at the waist. If you do not have sarongs and scarves, you can buy in the parking area around the temple. If you don’t want to buy, you can rent it.
List Top 10 Temples To Visit In Bali That You Must See
Below is a list of top 10 temples to visit in Bali and their locations. The list of top 10 temples to visit in Bali on this page, is not based on the author’s personal opinion. However, the list of top 10 temples to visit in Bali based on our data when travelers book a tour package in Bali. Also, the data of the best temples to visit during a holiday in Bali we get from the tourist’s itinerary, when using the car rental service with driver in Bali that we provide. Also, all entrance fees on the list of top 10 temples to visit in Bali are subject to change at any time.
1. Tanah Lot Temple
If you ask from the list of 10 best temples in Bali, which is the most famous Hindu temple in Bali for tourists? The answer is Tanah Lot Temple. Tanah Lot temple very popular as a tourist spot. Because of the popularity of Tanah Lot temple, even though during the low season in Bali still crowded with tourist visits. Tanah Lot temple built on a large coral rock in the marine area. To enter the Tanah Lot temple area can only be accessed when the seawater receded. While at sea tide, Tanah Lot temple looks like located in the middle of the sea.
The best time to visit Tanah Lot temple is in the afternoon before sunset, because you will be able to see the evening with the silhouette of the Tanah Lot temple. For me, the sunset scenery in Tanah Lot is unique and most beautiful in Bali. So do not pass the opportunity to see the sunset in Tanah Lot, while on holiday in Bali. If you want to know the list of places to see the best sunset in Bali, please click the link below!
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Tanah Lot Entrance Fee & Location Map
To enter the Tanah Lot area, each visitor needs to pay an entry fee. For foreigner have a different price of admission fee with local tourist. Below is the Tanah Lot entrance fee for a foreigner.
- Adult, IDR 60.000/person.
- Child, IDR 30.000/person.
Tanah Lot Temple located in the Beraban village, Kediri, Tabanan. The location of Tanah Lot temple also close to famous tourist attractions in southern Bali such as; Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu, and Legian. If you depart from Kuta beach, you will take 25 kilometers of travel distance to the Tanah Lot temple location. If you have a one-day itinerary plan, and your priority is visiting Tanah Lot temple, it is suitable to combine with a visit to Ulun Danu temple at Lake Beratan Bedugul, Taman Ayun temple or Alas Kedaton temple.
2. Uluwatu Temple – Pura Luhur Uluwatu
If you have questions, what is the name of the famous temple in Bali built on the tip of the rock? The answer is Tanah Lot temple and Uluwatu temple. Uluwatu Temple, by Balinese people, called Pura Luhur Uluwatu and categorized as one of the six main Hindu temples in Bali. Besides the uniqueness of Uluwatu temple architecture, Uluwatu temple location located at the edge of a very steep cliff and the cliffs have a height approximately 70 meters above sea level.
Uluwatu temple is also very famous as the best location to see the sunset scenery because visitors can see the sunset from the top of the cliff without any obstacle. In addition to the sunset view, from Uluwatu temple location tourists also able to see the scenery of the Indian Ocean.
The best time to have a visit to the Uluwatu temple is in the afternoon before sunset. Besides viewing the sunset scenery, at Uluwatu temple location, there will be a staging performed of Balinese Kecak dance on a daily basis. The Uluwatu Kecak dance performance started from 18:00 – 19:00. To be able to watch the Uluwatu Kecak dance performance, you require to pay a dance show ticket IDR 150,000/person. You can purchase Kecak Uluwatu dance tickets at the staging location, or you can make an online booking for a lower price of Kecak dance at Uluwatu temple.
Currently, watching Balinese Kecak dance at Uluwatu temple has become the main priority of travelers during a holiday in Bali, because the only place in Bali that offers Balinese Kecak dance with sunset background is at Uluwatu temple.
Uluwatu Temple Entrance Price & Location
So how much is the Uluwatu Temple entrance fee? You can see below for the Uluwatu temple entrance price.
- Adult, IDR 30,000/person.
- Child, IDR 20,000/person.
- Uluwatu temple Kecak dance tickets, IDR 100,000/person.
Uluwatu temple location is in the area of Pecatu, South Kuta District, Badung regency and I recommend you for the best places to visit in Bali. The Uluwatu Temple strategically located near the favorite tourist attractions in the southern part of Bali, such as Pandawa Beach, Garuda Wisnu Kencana and Dreamland beach Bali.
If you depart from the Jimbaran Bali tourist area, you will take 15 kilometers travel distance. If you have a one-day holiday itinerary, with priority having a holiday to Uluwatu temple, it suitably combined with Tanjung Benoa watersport activities, a holiday to Pandawa beach, and sunset dinner at Jimbaran beach shoreline.
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3. Ulun Danu Temple Bedugul Lake Beratan
Number three in the list of top 10 temples to visit in Bali is Ulun Danu Temple at Lake Beratan Bedugul. The main attraction of the Ulun Danu Temple Beratan as a tourist attraction is in the temple location which located in the middle of lake Beratan. When you arrive at the site of Ulun Danu Beratan temple, you will see the clear waters of Lake Beratan Bedugul surrounding the Ulun Danu temple area, and it looks as if Ulun Danu temple is floating on Beratan lake water surface.
Hilly area surrounds lake Beratan Bedugul, and around the Ulun Danu temple area, there is a neat garden. Because it is in the highlands, the region of Ulun Danu Beratan temple very often shrouded in mist and with fresh air. Besides seeing the beautiful scenery of Ulun Danu Beratan temple, tourists can also try the lake water activity. Such as renting a boat to get around Beratan lake. From all the list of the top 10 temples to visit in Bali on this article page, my favorite place for a family vacation is Ulun Danu temple at Lake Beratan Bedugul.
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple Entrance Fee & Location
You need to pay an admission ticket to enter Ulun Danu temple at Lake Beratan Bedugul. Below is The Bedugul Ulun Danu temple entrance fee.
- Adult entry fee, IDR 50,000/person.
- Child entry fee, IDR 25,000/person.
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Lake Beratan located on the highlands of central Bali, precisely Bedugul, Tabanan Regency Bali, while the Ulun Danu temple situated on the west side of Lake Beratan Bedugul. Ulun Danu Beratan temple as a tourist attraction is on a very strategic location as it is adjacent to Bali’s botanical garden. If you depart from Ubud Bali, you will travel 45 kilometers distance. If you are planning a one-day tour itinerary, with priority having a holiday to Ulun Danu Temple Beratan, it is suitable combined with a vacation to Bali Botanical Garden, Taman Ayun temple, and Tanah Lot temple, if your hotel located at Kuta, Legian or Seminyak Bali.
4. Tirta Empul Temple
Furthermore, if translated into English, Tirta Empul means holy spring. Because inside the Tirta Empul temple area there is natural spring water. The spring water flowed into the outside area of the Tirta Empul temple in the form of a bath with a shower. Natural springs and baths in the temple area, which is the main attraction of Tirta Empul temple as a vacation spot in Bali. Adjacent to the Tirta Empul temple location, precisely located on the hill there is the Indonesian presidential palace Tampak Siring. For Balinese Hindus, the spring water from the Tirta Empul temple is holy water which is believed to bring sanctity, serenity, and luck.
Tirta Empul Temple Entrance Fee & Location
Each visitor that would like to enter the Tirta Empul water temple required to pay an entrance ticket. Tirta Empul temple entrance fee is IDR 30.000/person. Also, you need to wear a sarong and scarf before entering the Tirta Empul water temple. Sarong and scarf are available at the entry fee ticket counter and free to use. The Tirta Empul holy spring temple opening hours from 07:00 – 17:00.
Tirta Empul temple located at Jalan Tirta, Manukaya, Tampaksiring, Gianyar regency – Bali. Because it is within the Tampaksiring region, sometimes people called Tirta Empul temple as a Tampaksiring temple. If you depart from Ubud palace heading to Tirta Empul Tampak Siring temple location, the distance is approximately 15 kilometers. The site of Tirta Empul temple also nearby other famous attractions in Ubud. Such as Tegalalang rice terraces, Gunung Kawi temple, and Monkey Forest Ubud.
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5. Taman Ayun Temple
If translated into English, Taman Ayun means a beautiful garden. In the area outside the Taman Ayun temple, there is an extensive yard with a Balinese architectural fence wall. While inside the Taman Ayun temple area there is a pool that surrounds the temple area. Taman Ayun Temple is one example of the uniqueness and beauty of traditional Balinese architecture with a combination of Chinese architectural influences. If you are interested to see the ancient Balinese architecture, Taman Ayun temple Mengwi is one of the places you should visit and listed into your Bali holiday itinerary.
Taman Ayun Temple Entrance Fee & Location
Taman Ayun temple Mengwi admission price is IDR 20,000/person. The location of Taman Ayun temple is on Jalan Ayodya, Mengwi, Badung regency – Bali. Most travelers who vacation to the Taman Ayun temple is a vacationist who just finished visiting northern Bali attraction and central Bali attraction. Also, the visitor uses the Taman Ayun temple as a resting place before heading to Tanah Lot temple or Seminyak attractions.
Tourist attractions in northern Bali that usually combined with visiting Taman Ayun temple such as; Lovina beach, Gitgit waterfall or Banjar natural hot springs. For holiday itinerary to Taman Ayun temples combine with central Bali tourist attractions such as Botanical Garden Bedugul and Ulun Danu Beratan Bedugul.
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6. Taman Saraswati Temple Ubud
One of the Hindu temples located in Ubud Bali popular among tourists is Taman Saraswati temple. The location of the Taman Saraswati temple situated in the center of Ubud. Taman Saraswati temple’s main attraction lies in the architectural beauty, and lotus pond surrounded the temple. Most tourists who visit Taman Saraswati temple will conduct a photo session with a temple background. Also, there is no entry fee to the Taman Saraswati temple in Ubud. Every 19:30 (Bali time), at the temple area of Taman Saraswati Ubud there will be Balinese dance performance. If you are curious about traditional Balinese dance, it might come as one of the best things to see in Bali.
Taman Saraswati temple located at central Ubud which is at Jalan Kajeng north of Jalan Raya Ubud. The best way of getting around central Ubud with tour itinerary visiting Taman Saraswati temple is by walking. Due to the east side, Taman Saraswati temple is the location of the Ubud royal palace. Also, on the west side of the Taman Saraswati temple is the location of the Puri Lukisan Ubud museum.
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7. Gunung Lebah Temple Campuhan Ubud
Besides Taman Saraswati temple, one of the Hindu temples that worth your visit while on vacation in Ubud Bali is Gunung Lebah temple. The location of Gunung Lebah temple Ubud is unique because it located at Campuhan valley. Also, the Gunung Lebah temple is categorized as the Kahyangan Jagat temple. Kahyangan Jagat temple suggests, all Balinese Hindu is allowed and able to pray at Gunung Lebah temple Ubud. For Gunung Lebah temple entrance fee is IDR 10,000/person.
8. Goa Lawah Temple Klungkung
The Goa Lawah temple is one essential temple for Balinese Hindus. The uniqueness of Goa Lawah Temple because of the location of the temple. Goa Lawah temple built in front of a large cave inhabited by thousands of bats. Although there are many bats, you do not have to worry about visiting Goa Lawah Temple, because it is very safe. Furthermore, Goa Lawah temple location is in Klungkung regency precisely in the village Pesinggahan, Dawan district. In front of the Goa Lawah temple, which is across the main road, there is a black sand beach. From the beach shoreline, you can see the island of Nusa Penida.
Goa Lawah Temple entrance fee is IDR 6,000/adult, and child IDR 4,000/kid. Travelers who vacation by visiting Goa Lawah Temple most often have an itinerary tour to east Bali. The itinerary trip to east Bali such as a holiday to the Tenganan ancient Bali Aga village, visiting Candidasa. Some traveler chooses to relax on hidden beach Perasi or joining a submarine tour at Amuk bay.
9. Gunung Kawi Temple
Consequently, Gunung Kawi is an ancient temple complex and is a unique archaeological site in Bali. The uniqueness is in the reliefs of the temples carved on the Rock cliff. To be able to reach the location of Gunung Kawi temple from the parking lot, visitors must walk by the footpath and approximately 371 stairs. As you walk along the route and stairs, you will be capable of observing the scenery of rice fields and valleys with green trees.
Furthermore, the Gunung Kawi temple entrance fee is IDR 15,000/person. Furthermore, Gunung Kawi temple located in Banjar Penaka, Tampak Siring, Gianyar regency. Most tourists who vacation to Gunung Kawi temple, usually on one itinerary tour with Tirta Empul temple. Also, in one itinerary visiting Tegalalang rice terraces Ubud.
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10. Besakih Temple
Most noteworthy, the largest temple and considered the holiest by the Balinese Hindu among the list of top 10 temples to visit in Bali is the Besakih temple. Besakih temple location is 900 meters from the slopes of Mount Agung (active volcano). Besakih temple is a sizeable Balinese temple complex which hosts plenty of temples. Because the Besakih temple area is so large, to explore all sections of the temple will take at least one day. Visitors who visit the temple of Besakih usually only visit the Penataran Agung temple. Also, Penataran Agung temple is the principal and most significant temple in the area of the Besakih temple complex. Also, Penataran Agung temple intended to worship the god Brahma, god Shiva and god Vishnu.
The Rules When Visiting Top 10 Temples To Visit In Bali
Consequently, to be able to enter the top 10 temples to visit in Bali some rules and ethics must be obeyed by visitants. Below is a list of practices and ethics to visit the temple area in Bali you need to know. Also, this rule applies to all temples in Bali. Therefore, not just use for the top 10 temples to visit in Bali on this page.
- The most important Bali temples dress code is to wear Sarong and scarves tied at the waist.
- Wear a closed shirt, like a shirt or t-shirt.
- You might wear shoes, but for Balinese, you will look weird.
- For women, do not enter the temple area if it is menstruating.
- Also, do not spit in the temple area.
- Do not step on the offerings on the temple grounds.
- Avoid saying harsh words.
- Also, do not litter.
Finally, that all about the top 10 temples to visit in Bali, if you have questions about the list of top 10 temples to visit in Bali on this page, please write down the comment form below!
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