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Address: Jl. Raya Besakih, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia
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Description: Over a thousand years old, Besakih Temple is known as the "Mother Temple...
Over a thousand years old, Besakih Temple is known as the "Mother Temple of Bali". Perched on the slopes of Mount Agung, at a lofty 1000 metres (3000 feet)Pura Besakih is the paramount Hindu temple on Bali. Located high on the slopes of the volcano Mt. Agung, it has developed over more than a thousand years into a great complex of 22 separate temples, the largest and central being Pura Penataran Agung. The annual cycle of more than 70 rituals, which symbolically link the temples into a whole, culminates in the centenary ceremony called Ekadasa Rudra, last held in 1979. The temple complex, state-supported since the 15th century, has undergone a series of architectural and ritual changes.
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Great temple but mean people

The temple is really worth to see. I has a large territory and thousands of small temples and statues which are wonderful. But... At the entrance you are expected to pay a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

It's a very interesting complex of hindu temples on Bali. It's worth a visit, but with a knowledgable guide, who can tell you the whole inside story, that way the vast religious ground gets a right perspective. As a foreigner you can otherwise only admire delicate details carved in stone and the sole vastness of temples. This is one of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We've visited this Temple on a tour. We had afterwards a very bad feeling about the temple and the people. At the entree you have to pay: 15000 for one ticket, but we had to pay 35000 for two. The corruption in Bali... Then someone was speaken loud to show our tickets. The man told us to ride our names... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The visit to the temple was meant to be the highlight of my trip, but the experience was ruined by the mean money grubbing monks who run the temple. I do not object to paying an entrance fee, even if it is expensive as long as I know to expect to pay that amount. They charged us an entrance fee,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The temple is really worth to see. I has a large territory and thousands of small temples and statues which are wonderful. But... At the entrance you are expected to pay a donation. And you are forced to use a guide which is "free" but this guide will beg for money at the very end. People say that it's possible... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

One of the biggest temple in Bali is called Besakih temple. its located in eastern part of bali, karangasem regency. the temple self is located on the slope of Mount Agung. it is very beautiful temple and so big. in the midle part is range the main temple and an the right ,left and back side are range the klan... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is the Mother temple in Bali, the one which is very important for the Balinese Hindu animists. This temple holds great spiritual significance to the Balinese and is greatly respected . We dressed appropriately with covered shoulders and sarong ties and my husband had a headdress specially folded into a shape signifying his age. We were not hasstlers at... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Not worth going.. The temple is quite nice but nowhere near worth the trouble you go through to see it. I underestimated the reviews here thinking it was an exaggeration (the aggressive touts). I was verbally attacked and threatened and a so-called "temple guardian" got too close to my face, looked at me with hostility and told me I should... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The day of my visit there was some cremation ceremony taking place. There were a lot of traditionally dressed Balinese people. Unfortunately, there were a lot of people who just wanted to rip me off. As soon as I got off the car a group of ladies surrounded me with their gifts for gods on sale (some kind of flower... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

You have to wear a Sarong before you are allowed to enter the Temple Premises. It is still used for a lot of rituals so locals do visit this place, and not only tourists can be seen in the area. The place is very huge, and there was even a "connecting" passage to the other side, which is still part... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

-15 000IDR per personne at the gate+ 5000 for parking , ok no worries -then you drive a bit further up and there is another office where they show you a book with pages divided in 3 columns: name, country, donation. They will show you that people before you donated 800 000 IDR, 400 000 IDR, 1 500 000 IDR... More 

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Address: Jl. Raya Besakih, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia
Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Bali  >  Karangasem
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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