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

This place has magical effect of calming the mind. The serene environment is a pleasure to see. Preferably go in the morning.

Thank Chirag374
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A place where you can visit with kids, and family. For me it was a memorable place I have witnessed a wonderful temple with ancient history, cultural and architecture. We can see the beauty of nature. I would recommend to take out some time to...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visit early to avoid the masses. An early visit revealed Mount Agung - not erupting. It sits as the backdrop to this Balinese mother temple complex. It is large and sprawling surrounded by various family temples. A small hike up to the very last temple...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Driver cum guide told us that we have to rent or buy a sarong before going to the ticketing booth. Walked to booth to find that entrance fee of Rp 60k includes sarong, motorbike ride up to the entrance of temple. Upon reaching there, ladies...More

Thank Diana Q
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The temple is just about ok. Entry inside is not free. You need to carry those Pooja plates from below to gain entry into the main part. It is only worth going for the drive there. Lush green forests on both sides , super clean...More

Thank Junkeatarian
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was blessed to have visited it during one of the Balinese Holy Days and offer my prayers there. The atmosphere is spiritually uplifting. A wonderful sight to see all the pilgrims dressed in traditional Balinese style and offering prayers, waiting for their turn in...More

Thank SunnyBee63
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As we read the review about besakih...there are so many scam... yes its true! But they will leave us if we reject them. The ojek (motorcycle with friver) to go to besakih temple from ticketibg counter is include in ticket prices. Dont pay more... better...More

Thank Yeninovv
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This temple complex is amazing, a huge amount of steps so do be aware. Getting to the temple is very difficult thru some very pushy vendors. You do not need a sari, or an offering, the money you paid to get in covers everything. Do...More

Thank SuzanneB57
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a bit in doubt about going to the besakih temple, because of the shocking reviews. Thankfully we had an amazing day. You need to pay 60.000k per person for entree fee and that’s about it. I recommened you NOT to take a guide,...More

Thank Chayenne K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked to come here before reading trip advisor, and feared coming on finding awful reviews! Nevertheless we attended with a private driver, we weren’t forced to buy a sari, nor were we forced to pay extra for a guide. We opted to walk to...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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Magdalena S
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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