Mother Temple of Besakih Tours

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With a history dating back more than 1,000 years, the Mother Temple of Besakih (Pura Besakih), set astride the slopes of Mount Agung, is Bali’s single most important temple. Twenty-three shrines make up the complex: 17th-century Pura Penataran Agung, dedicated to Shiva, is the most significant.
 
The Basics
Despite what Besakih’s famously persistent touts tell you, you don’t need a guide or a Besakih tour to explore the Mother Temple, and entrance fees are very affordable. However, this is a complicated Hindu temple complex with a long history and almost zero signage, so culture vultures will get more out of the experience with a guide.
 
Most full-day tours to Besakih temple bundle the complex with Lake Batur and/or Mount Batur plus Kintamani or with east Bali attractions, such as Tirta Gangga Water Palace or Sidemen.
 
Note: When Mount Agung volcano is very active, access may be restricted.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Spare yourself the hassle of haggling to rent a sarong by wearing long pants or skirts that cover your legs.
  • The slope from the parking lot is extremely steep, and the temple involves a lot of stairs.
  • Be aware that many shrines and temple areas are reserved for Balinese worshippers.
 
How to Get There
Set on the slopes of Mount Agung in east Bali, the road to Besakih temple is both slow and winding, and can be grueling when self-driving: The journey takes about 90 minutes from Ubud and considerably longer from Kuta. Between the transport issues and the famously aggressive touts, many may find organized Bali tours—or a private tour—the easiest option.
 
When to Get There
Besakih temple is one of Indonesia's more popular tourist destinations. Both tour buses and touts start flooding in from 9am so, if possible, enjoy your Besakih temple tour early in the morning. There are colorful ceremonies almost year-round as each shrine has its own “odalan” (birthday): full moon and new moon make an optimal time to see Hindu worshippers in action, though you may need to wear ceremonial gear.
 
Scams to Avoid at Besakih Temple
Besakih touts sometimes lie about admission fees. As at many religious sites in Indonesia, the ticket should not cost significantly more than 15,000 IDR, although there are separate small charges for parking. Ask for a printed ticket so that you can confirm the price. The complex is full of freelance guides and “temple guardians”: should you decide to hire one, be sure to agree a fee upfront. Their English and their knowledge is often limited.
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Private Chartered Car to Bali Temples With Kecak Fire Dance

Travel at your own pace without braving Bali traffic by hiring a private driver for the day. Your itinerary runs from craft villages and plantations to Besakih, Bali’s mother temple, and Klungkung Temple, home of the traditional court of justice. It includes a stop at a performance of the “kecak” monkey choir and a mesmerizing fire dance. Entrance and activity fees are paid directly.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private Chartered Car to Bali Temples With Besakih Temple

Discover the heart of Bali with your own private driver on this full-day, transport-only tour. Relax in air-conditioned comfort and enjoy the onboard Wi-Fi as you visit temples including Besakih, Goa Gajah, Tirta Empul, and Puseh Batuan. There will also be time for Balinese dance performances, a look at Mount Batur volcano, and a coffee plantation visit.
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Full Day Kintamani Village and Besakih Temple Private Chartered Car Tour from Bali

Combine the ease of a tour with the flexibility of independent travel on this private full-day tour of Bali by chartered car. After leaving Denpasar, travel north to explore the Ubud art villages, enjoy traditional Balinese dancing and take part in a purification ceremony at Tirta Empul Temple. After lunch (not included) at a local restaurant in Kintamani village, explore the ‘Mother Temple’ of Besakih, Bali’s largest holy site. That’s not all: get chance to sample Indonesia’s famous Kopi Luwak coffee, visit Batuan Temple and admire views of Mount Batur and Batur Lake.
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Besakih Temple Tour

This private full-day tour takes you to East Bali attractions with commentary by your own personal guide. Visit the historical courthouse of Kerta Gosa in the Klungkung Regency and see free-roaming bats in a cave at Pura Goa Lawah. Then continue on to Pura Besakih, Bali’s holiest Hindu temple, perched on the slopes of Mt Agung.
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Private Karangasem Day Trip Including Mt Agung

Discover the wealth of unexpected cultural and archaeological attractions of East Bali's Karangasem region during this private guided 7-hour day trip with lunch. Explore the holiest Hindu site in Bali at the Mother Temple of Besakih, situated on the slopes of the island's tallest volcano, Mount Agung. You'll also visit two rural villages, Penglipuran and Klungkung, which will give you a taste for the island's beautiful tropical plant life, majestic mountain scenery and the unique culture. This private guided excursion also includes round-trip transport from your hotel and all entrance fees.
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Private Bali Tour: Kintamani and Besakih Temple Tour

Experience many of Bali's most beautiful attractions with this private tour around the island. Your tour will include visits to the Tirta Empul Temple, Tegenungan Waterfall, Besakih Temple, and a viewpoint for Kintamani Batur Volcano. You'll also stop by the Kintamani Coffee Plantation, where you can try the island's famous Luwak, or civet coffee.
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Private Tour: Bali Cultural Experience with Lunch

Immerse yourself in Balinese culture on this private full-day tour from Denpasar. Admire architectural wonders like Kertha Gosa Pavilion, Kehen Temple and Besakih Temple; witness mesmerizing Balinese dances and learn about local traditions in the Penglipuran Traditional Village. That’s not all: tuck into a delicious lunch of Balinese specialties, sample Indonesia’s famous Luwak coffee and enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Batur and Kintamani Volcano.
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5 Days 4 Nights East Bali Delights (Standard)

This 4-night exploration package is perfect for those seeking a quiet retreat, connected with nature and supporting the local community; all the while enjoying a range of fun activities and visiting the highlights in eastern Bali to make memories during their stay that will last a lifetime.Highlights:- Escape the hustle and bustle- Relax at a tranquil resort surrounded by rice paddies- Visit Mother Temple Besakih- Take a dip in the refreshing fountain of youth of Tirtagangga- Trek through a Balinese village and take a peek into Balinese daily life- Partake in an authentic Balinese cooking class- Soak up the sun at Virgin Perasi Beach- Admire the intricate kamasan-style paintings at Kertagosa Complex
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Located at the peak of Gamongan Karangasem mountain, Lempuyang Temple is the oldest temple in Bali. This area consist of 8 smaller temples. One of them is Penataran Agung Temple, because of its high position tourist can see the craters of Agung mountain from here. At this temple Man will engage in long meditation to detach entirely from worldly matters and reach “Moksa” or spiritual freedom. The symbolic door symbolizes the divider between the world character and the creator character. The next temple is Pura Besakih (consist of 18 temples), the place to worship the God of Siva and Ishvara.All temples is in Hindu Architecture, and considered very sacred; hence the tour will be accompanied by Hindu Priest.What you will enjoy:• Penataran lempuyang Temple• Penataran Agung Temple • Telaga Emas Temple • Pasar Agung Temple • Lempuyang Luhur Temple,Puncak BisBis Temple • Telaga Sawang Temple • Lempuyang Madya Temple• Besakih temple• Amazing beach view the way to lempuyang temple
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