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Exploring the temples on Bali

As religion has always played a large part in the culture of Bali, there is no shortage of temples on this island. What is nice is most of these temples is that they are quite different to each other. The largest temple is the Mother Temple of Besakih which has been built on the slopes of Mount Agung. Some of the other temples which are worth a visit on Bali are Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave temple), Bangli (Kehen temple), Gunung Kawi (the rocky temple), Tampak Siring (holy spring temple), Tanah Lot (Tanah Lot temple).

Although not a temple, the Klungkung (the old court justice of the Klungkung kingdom) is worth a visit as well. Some of the temples are located within a jungle environment which makes the experience different while others are in a very open place. Sometimes the path leading into the temple is unpaved so make sure you wear proper shoes.

It is possible to rent a scooter and visit the temples on Bali by yourself, or just join a day tour which runs from most places which are tourist hot spots like Kuta or Ubud. Most of these tours only include a few of the temples, so make sure the ones you really would like to visited are included. Most temples do charge an entrance fee and several have a dress code and will ask you to wear a sarong as a respect to their culture. Often these day trips also include some scenery and a dinner where you get an amazing view over the rice fields.


Bali temples travel photo gallery

Elephant cave temple

 
Pura Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave Temple), Bali.

Pura Goa Gajah.

 



Elephant Cave Temple in Bali.

Elephant Cave Temple.

 
Jungle of Bali.

Jungle.

 


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Statues poring water in a Balinese temple.

Statues poring water.

 
Large tree roots growing overland.

Large tree roots growing overland.

 
Path through the humid jungle in Bali, Indonesia.

Path through the humid jungle.

 
Giant rock.

Giant rock.

 
Small water flow in the Balinese jungle.

Small water flow in the jungle.

 
Temple garden with palm tree and exotic plants in Bali, Indonesia.

Temple garden with palm tree and exotic plants.

 
Tampak Siring (Holy spring water temple).

Tampak Siring.


 
The holy spring water temple in Bali, Indonesia.

The holy spring water temple.

 
Bali scenery.

Bali scenery.

Holy spring temple

 
Rice fields full of water.

Rice fields full of water.

 
Statue near the holy spring water temple.

Statue near the holy spring water temple.

 



Pond of the holy spring water temple in Bali.

Pond.

 
Balinese temple gateway.

Temple gateway.

 



Balinese temple in Bali.

Balinese temple.

 



Holy spring water temple, Bali.

Holy spring water temple.

 
Temple at Tampak Siring.

Temple at Tampak Siring.

 



Shrines at the Tampak Siring temple in Bali.

Shrines.

 



Pond at the  holy spring water temple.

Pond at the holy spring water temple.

 



Holy spring water temple, Bali.

Holy spring water temple.

 
Decorative construction at the  holy spring water temple in Bali, Indonesia.

Decorative construction at the holy spring water temple.

 



Main building of the  holy spring water temple complex.

Main building of the holy spring water temple complex.

Klungkung court of Justice

 



Kerta Gosa, Bali.

Kerta Gosa.

 



Klungkung Palace, Bali.

Klungkung Palace.

 
Gardens of the Kertha Gosa Pavilion at the Klungkung Palacein Bali, Indonesia.

Gardens of the Kertha Gosa Pavilion.

 



Statue near the pond of the Klungkung palace in Bali, Indonesia.

Statue near the pond of the Klungkung palace.

 
Ancient statue looking out of the pond in Indonesia.

Ancient statue looking out of the pond.

 
Decorated walkway leading to Kerta Gosa.

Decorated walkway leading to Kerta Gosa.  

 
Decorated roof of the Klunkung palace.

Decorated roof.

 



Kertha Gosa Pavilion at the Klungkung Palace.

Kertha Gosa Pavilion.

 



Hall of Justice at the Klunkung palace, Bali.

Hall of Justice at the Klunkung palace.

 
Statue in front of the ancient hall of Justice in Bali.

Statue in front of the ancient hall of Justice.

 
Facade at the Klunkung palace, Bali.

Facade at the Klunkung palace.

 
Historical complex of the Klunkung palace.

Historical complex of the Klunkung palace.

 



Historical complex of the Klunkung palace.

Gardens of the Klunkung palace.

 
Hindu statue.

Hindu statue.

 
Statue in the gardens of the Klunkung palace, Bali.

Statue in the gardens.

 



Hall of Justice at the Indonesian Klunkung palace in Bali.

Hall of Justice.

 
Stupa in Bali.

Stupa.

 
Roundabout with Hindu statue in Indonesia.

Roundabout with Hindu statue.

Taman Ayun temple

 



The moat surrounding Taman Ayun temple.

The moat surrounding Taman Ayun temple.

 
Tower on the corner of Taman Ayun.

Tower on the corner.

 
Within Taman Ayun.

Within Taman Ayun ground.

 



Small traditional shrines.

Small traditional shrines.

 
Entrance to Taman ayun.

Entrance gate.

 
Small pagoda.

Small pagoda.

 
Taman Ayun, Bali.

Taman Ayun.

 
Pagoda's of Taman Ayun.

Pagoda's.

 
Typical Balinese pagoda's.

Typical Balinese pagoda's.

 
Central part of the temple.

Central part of the temple.

 



Balinese temple Taman Ayun.

Balinese temple.

 



Taman Ayun in Bali, Indonesia.

Taman Ayun.

Ulun Batur

 
Courtyard of Ulun Batur.

Courtyard.

 
Walls of the temple Ulun Batur.

Walls of the temple.

 
Main building of Ulun Batur.

Main building.

 
Corner tower.

Corner tower.

 



Small structures in Ulun Batur.

Small structures within the complex grounds.

 
Ulun Batur in Bali, Indonesia.

Ulun Batur.

 



The temple in the water.

The temple in the water.

 



Temple courtyard.

Temple courtyard.

 
Balinese gate.

Balinese gate.

 
In the temple complex of Ulun Batur.

In the temple complex.

 
The temple of Ulun Batur in the water.

The temple of Ulun Batur in the water.

 
Shrine of Ulun Batur.

Shrine of Ulun Batur.

Tanah Lot

 
Entrance to Tanah Lot.

Entrance.

 
Small Balinese temple in Tanah Lot.

Small Balinese temple.

 



Temple of Tanah Lot.

Tanah Lot.

 
Balinese temple.

Balinese temple.

 
Small temple between the vegetation.

Small temple between the vegetation.

 
Tanah Lot, Bali.

Tanah Lot in the see.

 
The coastline of Bali.

The coastline.

 
Tanah Lot in the water on the right.

Tanah Lot in the water on the right.

 
The coastline of Indonesia in Bali.

The coastline of Indonesia.

 



Temple of Tanah Lot built on  a cliff.

Temple of Tanah Lot built on a cliff.

 
Stupa.

Stupa.

 



Small temple structure.

Small temple structure.

 



Cliff near Tanah Lot.

Cliff near the shore.

 
Hindu statue.

Hindu statue.

 



Classic view of Tanah Lot during high tide.

Classic view of Tanah Lot during high tide.



Internet sites with travel information about the temples on Bali



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Photo gallery of Borobudur which is one of the largest temples in the world showing its engravings, Buda statues and the scenery around Borobudur.
 
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