The Seven Temples You Should Visit In Bali

Here’s a tip for every Singaporean who visits Bali: Make sure to visit their seven most important temples. Bali is also well-known to be the island of a thousand temples but you don’t have to go to each and every one of them. You will get by with only seven of these temples that date back from centuries. There are myths and some widely held beliefs behind some of these temples so it would be great if you can do a bit of research before going. This will make you appreciate the temples more. Also, observe proper attire when visiting these temples.

Besakih Temple

This temple in the village of Besakih is also known as the Mother Temple. It dates back from thousand centuries and is also considered to be miraculous. This miraculous belief stemmed from the fact that the Besakih Temple was spared from the lava spurred from Mount Agung’s eruption in 1963 that killed more than a thousand people.

Tanah Lot Temple

This is also called as Land In The Middle Of The Sea because it is found on a rock formation. This 15th century old temple is a perfect setting for catching spectacular sunsets.

Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple

This is also one of Bali’s most breathtaking temples. This 11th century old temple can be found at the edge of a cliff overlooking the Uluwatu surfing waters. This temple is also another perfect location for catching beautiful sunsets.

Pura Tirta Empul

This temple dates back to 926 AD and was designed to flow spring water that are thought to have healing properties.


Ulun Danu

This temple that was built in 1926 is considered to be the second most important temple after the Mother Temple. This was built as a dedication to the goddess of lakes and rivers which explains why the temple can be found at the edge of the Lake Bratan.

Goa Lawah Temple

This is another very ancient temple that was built in 1007 AD. It is built around a cave that is filled with bats and so Goa Lawah means Bat Cave.

Taman Ayun Temple

This temple was built in 1634 by one of the rajahs of the Mengwi Empire. Created as a royal family temple, the Taman Ayun Temple means beautiful garden. It is no surprise that this is also considered to be one of the most beautiful temples in Bali.


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