Temples worth visiting in Bali

With an estimate of more than 10.000 temples in Bali, you will not have to walk far to find a temple no matter where in Bali you are staying.

The temples listed below are among Bali’s most famous and popular temples and all worth a visit, but there are plenty of other temples to see.

Tanah Lot

Tanah Lot is Bali’s signature temple. Nestled on a small island of the coast, it’s only accessible at low tide.

The Tanah Lot temple is Bali’s best-known temple. Its claim to fame in large part comes from it beautiful location on a small island just off the coast. Especially at around sunset the temple is the perfect motive for that postcard like photo.

Tanah Lot gets crowded at around sunset, especially in high season, so you should be prepared to share the views with other sunset enthusiast.

Pura Luhur (Uluwatu temple)

Perched on the cliffs at the Bukit Peninsula’s most southwestern point, Pura Luhur ranks high when it comes to dramatic locations.

The highlight of Pura Luhur temple is the temples spectacular location on the edge Uluwatu’s towering cliffs leading down to The Indian Ocean.

The views are extra spectacular at around sunset, where Kecak dance performances usually are held at the temple.

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

When it comes to picturesque temple setting, it does not get much better than Pura Ulun Danu Bratan.

Not far from Bedugul you find Pura Ulun Danu Bratan. Located in a fairytale setting between mountains on the shores of Lake Bratan, Pura Ulun Danu Bratan is the perfect photo opportunity, so do not forget your camera.

Pura Tirta Empul

One of Bali’s most important temples where worshippers purify themselves in the temples holy water.

Pura Tirta Empul or The Temple of Holy water is located about 20 km northeast of Ubud. The temples name comes from the sacred spring that flows at the temple.[1]


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