If you need something more than just beaches and mountains in Bali then you may consider taking the Bali temple tour. In fact, temples in Bali have been around for centuries and many of them are located in the highlands and coasts as well. As we all know, several of them have become the most iconic landmarks on the island. Besides it is great for photo spots, the temples also feature magnificent architecture from the ancient along with some exotic backdrops.
Temples are not just great for stories. It is worth a visit as well especially if you are spending your holiday in Bali. The most popular temple is Besakih which is called as “mother temple” located in the cloudy spots of Mount Agung. Or if you want something more mysterious you can try Goa Gajah near Ubud. If you want to experience the golden sunsets, you can visit Uluwatu instead. And in this article, we will discuss the destinations you can visit during your Bali temple tour.
Tanah Lot can be touted as one of the most popular temples in Bali. Due to its popularity, this temple is made for postcards and featured in various things in the country. The temple is located in the Tabanan regency on the coast of Beraban village. It only takes 45 minutes of driving from Kuta. Near the temple, you can get various leisure facilities like shops, cultural park where you can find various performances regularly, and some restaurants. And if you are lucky, you can be part of a festive pilgrimage.
The next name is Uluwatu Temple and it is located in Uluwatu. You may also find the picture of this temple on the postcards. The temples are located on top of the cliff and down there you can see waves crash the cliff over and over. You can witness the golden sunset from this temple, which has become an exotic backdrop for Kecak Dance or Ramayana Ballet in the amphitheater near the location.
As we have mentioned earlier, the Besakih Temple is also referred to as the “mother temple” of Bali. This temple is actually a huge complex of various shrines and clan temples. Located in the slopes of Mount Agung, you will get the chill vibe along with foggy scenery here and there. It may take one whole day to explore the entire complex. Many tourists are just able to explore Pura Penataran Agung, the biggest yet central complex in Besakih Temple.
Goa Gajah is basically “Elephant Cave” translated to English. However, you will find no pachyderm in this area. This temple is basically an archaeological complex with a bunch of historical significance. If you are visiting Ubud, this place is a nice stopover. In front of the cave, you will see a meeting hall and a courtyard. You will be amazed by the stone relics in the shape of an ancient bathing pool. So, this is just a few temples you will visit during Bali temple tour.