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Besakih Temple

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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...more
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Jl. Raya Besakih, Karangasem, Indonesia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful place and glad I visited but all they care about is money and for me that ruined the experience, the Balinese people believe in karma and the way they handle such a place will bring nothing but bad karma. It's expensive (not really but...More

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 2 days ago

The backdrop of Mt. Agung makes it a beautiful place to go to. There are a large number of temples in this complex. With temples which are over 1000 overs old, you get a sense of awe. There are a few downsides though, 1. they...More

Thank vikasshetty
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's nice to visit this temple complex with a guide he can explane the who's and why's. You besure that your clothing is a propriet: trouses with long legs alsof for the ladies or you have to ware a sarong.

Thank Gerard v
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Definitely a place worth to visit because it's a more than 1000 years old. Fascinating views and buildings and everything covered in mystery. However beware that a one way transportation and a guide is included in the price of the ticket because they still Try...More

Thank Meglena K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I read a lot of negative reviews and was in two minds about visiting Besakih as there is no shortage of temples in Bali. However I did visit this temple and I thought it was the most beautiful and majestic one of all so I...More

2  Thank Izzi36
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I checked other reviews before our visit, and I have to tell we didn't see any problem here. Entrance fee is 60k, and it includes the guiding and the sarong as well. The people didn't want to sell us anything more forced than any other...More

Thank freee20
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The mother temple is the most expensive temple in Bali (60k/person, not even toilet included) and not really impressive. All temples inside are closed for visitors so you are just walking around. Guides are really pushy and don't want to leave you alone. They just...More

1  Thank Joana A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived the site with our rental motorbikes, then walked a little to the main site of temple. The site is wide open with nice panorama. We had a guide for the tour. He told us the historic beautiful stories. We also happened to see...More

Thank LiuC48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We read a lot of negative reviews. However we still wanted to give it a try. It was a great experience and we didnt feel cheated at all. For 60k IDR / person, it already covered entrance fee, sarong rental and local guide. People weren’t...More

Thank Adrian M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Besakih Temple during a day trip with Eco Bali Tours. The temples and grounds themselves were beautiful and very well maintained over the years, however we were taken aback by the pushy tour guides. Our driver for the day said that we did...More

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hands1987
December 20, 2017|
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Response from Rudi M | Reviewed this property |
Open as of January 2018, but on stand by should the volcano erupt again.
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MagdalenaS5999
October 29, 2017|
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Response from didik s | Reviewed this property |
Government still set 6-7.5 danger radius from Mount Agung including Besakih...but the danger status has been lowered...
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Myo M
October 8, 2017|
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Response from didik s | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know Besakih is closed effectively since September 23, 2017 due to Mount Agung increasing activity.
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