Bali island has the biggest Hinduism community in Indonesia that put their faith into their holy deities God. Just like other Hinduism, Balinese Hinduism does their daily prayers at the temple. That is why, if you are visiting Bali you will find so many temples even in front of Balinese houses.
This time we will bring you into some of the most iconic and popular temples in Bali that you should know. Most of them become so popular in tourism visits from time to time. So, let’s check them below!
1. Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot temple is not only has a sacred temple for Hinduism in Bali but also has wonderful scenery around it. This temple becomes so popular with its location that was built in the middle of the sea. When the low tide comes, you can visit the temple and enjoy the scenery there.
Tanah Lot temple is usually crowded with tourism visits even if it is on workdays as it becomes Bali’s most popular tourist destination. People love to see the beautiful scenery there to capture the sunset or the silhouette of the temple when the sun goes down.
Tanah Lot temple is located not far from the Kuta beach, Seminyak, Canggu, and Legian. It is only about 25 km far from there so that you don’t need to be rush to get the sunset at the temple. More specifically, it is located at the Baraban, Kediri, Tabanan district.
2. Luhur Uluwatu Temple
The Luhur Uluwatu temple is a sacred temple for Hinduism that is built on the corner of the cliffs about 70 m above sea level. It has a unique architecture with wonderful scenery around the temple facing the Hindia ocean.
The Luhur Uluwatu temple is so popular with the sunset scenery that will mindblowing your sight. Moreover, you can watch the Kecak dance that following with the Balinese traditional music instruments while waiting for the sun to go down. That completeness of joy makes this temple always crowded by tourism visits daily.
The Luhur Uluwatu temple is located near the Pandawa beach, Garuda Wisnu Kencana, and Jimbaran beach. More specific it is located at the Pecatu, the south of Kuta, Badung district.
3. Ulun Danu Temple
Ulun Danu temple is one of the most popular temples in Bali for tourism visits. It is built in the middle of the Beratan Bedugul lake so that makes the temple look floating. The temple surrounding by beautiful hills and a little garden which makes it has beautiful scenery to enjoy.
Ulun Danu temple is located not far from the Ubud terracing field so that the weather around there is cooler than at the Denpasar or other districts. More specifically, it is located at the Beratan Bedugul lake, Candikuning, Tabanan district that so similar to the folktales from Bali.
4. Great Besakih Temple
The Great Besakih temple is the biggest Hinduism temple not only in Bali but also in Indonesia. This temple becomes so popular in tourism visits both from domestic and international. The temple has a larger area than another common temple in Bali and surrounding the 18 supporting temples.
The great Besakih temple is located on the mountain of Agung slope. That makes the weather as cool as the weather in Ulun Danu temple. It has beautiful scenery and usually full of sacred things to support the Hinduism ritual completes with the Balinese traditional clothes.
5. Saraswati Temple Park
The Sarasvati temple park is one of the most popular temples in Bali located in Kanjeng street, Ubud, Gianyar district. This temple has a beautiful park that design just like a little garden complete with pools that full of lotus on it.
You can enjoy the show of the Kecak dance on Thursday and Tuesday at the Sarasvati temple park as the advantage of going to Bali on a one day trip. The show usually plays at the yard of the temple with the Sarasvati sculpture behind.
6. Tirta Empul Temple
Tirta Empul temple is one of the most popular temples in Bali. It is located at the Tampaksiring, Tirta Manukan street, Gianyar district. It is so closed with the Ubud Tegalalang terracing field and the Monkey Forest temple. You only need to takes about one hour and a half to get to this sacred beautiful temple.
Tirta Empul temple is not only has a great view but also the sacred water. Balinese believe that the water has holiness and gratefulness things that bring from their gods. That is why this temple is so popular since people want to try the water so much.
7. Ayun Mengwi Park Temple
The Ayun Mengwi Park Temple becomes so popular in tourism visit a long time ago. The temple is located at the Ayodya 10 street, Mengwi, Badung district. It is not too far from the Ulun Danu temple so that you can reach there easily.
The Ayun Mengwi Park Temple has beautiful architecture that represents the Balinese culture and Chinese culture. It completes with the beautiful park that neatly arranged around the temple.
8. Lempuyang Luhur Temple
Lempuyang Luhur temple is one of the most popular temples in Bali that has an iconic gate. It has the highest temple gates with the background of the Agung mountain which makes the scenery is amazing to take a photo shoot. Balinese commonly calls this temple the Gates of Heaven.
So, there are some of the glances about some of the most popular temples in Bali that you should know. Most of them not only have an iconic place for praying for Hinduism but also have wonderful scenery that surrounding them. Have you ever visiting one of them?