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Exploring the Bali Besakih temple

The Mother Temple of Besakih is located on the slopes of Mount Agung in Eastern Bali. It is one of the holiest temple in Bali and Indonesia. To refer to it as a temple does not do it justice as it is actually a large complex of 22 temples. The Besakih complex dates back from the fourteenth century, but the central temple was built in the seventeenth century. The central and most important temple is Pura Penetaran Agung and is built on six different stepped levels.

The temple can be visited on a organized day trip from several places such as Ubud in Bali or visited on your own. Usually the tours include a number of other stops which can include scenic views on rice fields and other temples. You will get enough time to walk around the temple complex. Most of the temples have the same structure in which there is a walled courtyard and within the main temple which is called the Meru structure and a few small temples.

To get around the temple complex you have to follow a big loop which takes you all the way to the back and then returns on the other side. There are many buildings on both sides in which you can explore this temple complex in full. If you pay attention to detail, you will spot many stone carved decorations. The Mother Temple of Besakih is one of the most impressive sights on Bali and should not be missed. There is an entrance fee to enter the temple complex. 


Bali - Besakih temple travel photo gallery

 
Besakih temple Bali.

One of the first structures seen when entering the complex.

 
Spires of the mother temple of Besakih.

Spires of the mother temple of Besakih.

 
Fog around the Bali Besakih temple.

Fog around the Bali Besakih temple.

 


The Indonesia photo galleries 
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SanurUbud and Yogyakarta



 



The Hindu temple of Besakih.

One of the many structures.

 
The main temple of the Besakih complex.

The main temple.

 



Mother temple of Besakih.

The main pyramid structure.

 
Hindu statues, Bali.

Hindu statues.

 



Hindu statue looking out over the foggy valley.

Statue which looks out over the foggy valley.

 



Temple in Bali.

Temple entrance.

 
Stepped terraces of the mother temple of Besakih.

Stepped terraces.

 
Hindu statues.

Hindu statues.

 
The Mother Temple of Besakih, in the village of Besakih.

Bad weather.

 



Fog blocking the view in the Besakih temple.

Fog blocking the view.

 
Closeup of the spires which are typical Balinese.

Closeup of the spires.

 



View of the Besakih mother temple from one of the higher points.

View from one of the higher points.

 
Spires covered in fog.

Spires covered in fog.

 



Mother temple of Besakih, Bali.

View over the roofs.

 
The many spires in Balinese architecture of the mother temple of Besakih.

The many spires in Balinese architecture.

 
Balinese temple spire with many layered roofs.

Balinese temple spire with many layered roofs.

 



Balinese temple view.

Temple view.

 



Besakih temple known as the Mother temple of Bali.

Shrine.

 



Pura Basakih, standing on the hillside of Mount Agung.

Pura Basakih, standing on the hillside of Mount Agung.

 



Decorating stone reliefs at the  Mother temple of Bali.

Decorating stone reliefs.

 
Architecture of the Mother temple of Besakih in Bali, Indonesia.

Architecture details.

 
Fog hanging over the largest temple complex in Bali.

Fog hanging over the temple complex.

 
Details of the amazing Mother temple of Besakih in Bali, Indonesia.

Details of the amazing temple.

 
Fog covering a temple in Bali.

Foggy view.

 
Detailed stone carvings at the Besakih temple in Bali.

Detailed stone carvings.

 
Spires of the mother temple of Besakih.

Spires of the mother temple of Besakih.

 
Hindu statues dressed up.

Statues dressed up.

 



Brick walls of the Besakih temple in Bali, Indonesia.

Brick walls.

 



Pura Penataran Agung in Bali.

Pura Penataran Agung.

 
Hindu statues on the main temple.

Hindu statues.

 
Guy wearing a sarong in a Balinese temple.

Guy wearing a sarong.

 
Balinese temple spires.

Balinese temple spires.

 



The spires of the largest Hindu temple in Bali.

The spires of the largest Hindu temple in Bali.

 
Temple spire covered in fog in Indonesia.

Temple spire covered in fog.

 
Statues near a Hindu temple in Bali.

Statues.

 



The main temple of the Besakih complex in Bali.

The main pyramid temple.

   
The spires rising out of the Besakih temple complex.

The spires rising out of the complex.

 

Internet sites with travel information about the Basakih temple in Bali



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