The Top 8 Most Beautiful Temples in Bali

Balinese are blessed with an abundance of natural wonders with enough lakes, mountains and rivers to explore for a lifetime. We’ve also got some of the most jaw-dropping beautiful temples in Bali. Here are top 8 of the best to check out. 1. Tanah Lot Temple Tanah Lot is dramatically located on the Tabanan coast. Built on a promontory only accessible at low tide, this temple is one of the most important in Bali. It means “Sea Temple of theRead more

Ulun Danu Temple, The Beauty on Beratan Lake

Ulun Danu Temple at Beratan is the most photographed temple on the island and is one of the iconic images of Bali. The temple sits on the western shore of Lake Beratan, therefore, giving the illusion of floating on the water. Built in 1633, the temple is devoted to Dewi Danu, goddess of the lake. In the other side, Ulun Danu is one of the beautiful places to watch the sunrise in Bali. It feels utterly surreal seeing the temple emergingRead more

Lempuyang Temple with The Gate of Heaven

Lempuyang means ‘The Lights of God’. A complex of seven temples, the most spectacular of which is Pura Agung Lempuyang Tara Penah, nestled on the hillside 11 km from Tirta Gangga. Here, the dazzling white split gate perfectly frames Mt Agung, and the temple guardians – three pairs of colossal sea serpents – border a trio of towering staircases. One kilometer further on, a stairway of 1700 steps winds through the forest up to the temple of Lempuyang Luhur, 768Read more

Uluwatu Temple in a stunning cliff-side

Uluwatu temple is precariously located at the point of sheer cliff on the island’s southern peninsula. It is one of the oldest and most important temples in Bali, one of the six original territorial temples on the island. Travelers rave about Uluwatu Temple’s stunning cliff-side locale and beautiful architecture. This combination is rendered only more dramatic by the crashing of waves more than 200 feet below. This sacred site is located about 15 miles south Kuta, along the southern coastRead more

Tanah Lot Temple, A Stunning Temple by The Ocean

Tanah Lot is dramatically located on the Tabanan coast. Built on a promontory only accessible at low tide, this temple is one of the most important in Bali. It means “Sea Temple of the Earth”. This stunning religious complex and impressive architectural feat sits on a gigantic jagged rock that rises out of the ocean on Bali’s southern coast. World Monuments Watch lists it as one of the 100 most endangered and historical sites in the world. Tanah Lot isRead more

Saraswati Temple Ubud in Red Lotus Garden

Taman Kemuda Saraswati Temple is located right in the heart of Ubud honors Dewi Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge, literature and art. It is set within a beautiful water garden with thousands of red lotus flowers. It does indeed make a pretty backdrop for a selfie, but it’s worth getting a little closer to admire the impressive entrance gate. Evening sees the temple lit up as the venue transforms to a stage for regular dance and music performances. To viewRead more

Taman Ayun Temple with Beautiful Water Garden

Taman Ayun literally translates as Beautiful Garden and is regarded as one of the most attractive temples in Bali. It was built in 1634 by the King of Mengwi, I Gusti Agung Putu. The temple is bordered by wide canals which irrigate the fields around the site. The temple is dedicated to the ancestor of the Mengwi Dynasty and other important Gods. Taman Ayun Temple is regarded as the “mother temple” for Mengwi Kingdom. The Fact About Taman Ayun TempleRead more

Tirta Empul, A Holy Spring Water Temple

Tirta Empul Temple at Tampak Siring was built in 960 AD. Tirta Empul means “holy spring water” that is passing within the temple. The water feeds adjoining purification pools, baths and fish ponds surrounding the outer complex which then all flow to the Tukad Pakerisan River. While there are several shrines and other structures on the premises, the temple’s tranquility is best seen in the large rectangular pool at the complex’s center. The spring is still believed to have healingRead more

Tamblingan Lake, A Vow to Return Often

Tamblingan lake is one of the famous instaworthy place located by the beauty of Wanagiri in North BaliBe The Inspiring Travelers Have you ever been to Tamblingan Lake or other Beautiful Places in Bali? Please send us your Bali Travel Stories, Pictures or Tips and Advice to help other travelers to experience a pleasant holiday in Bali. Email us: amazingbaliguide@gmail.com Inspiring Travel PhotosRead more

Goa Garba, A Mystical Historical Site

Goa Garba is located in Pejeng Kelod village, Tampaksiring about 3 km from central Ubud. It lies under the Pengukur-Ukuran Temple, above the Pakerisan River. It is built in the 12th century during the reign of King Jaya Pangus. Goa Garba is believed to be the meditation site of the giant Kebo Iwa, an ancient Balinese Hindu military leader. Kebo Iwa came here to meditate and acquire power when he aspired to be the military leader of the ancient kingdomRead more

Batuan Temple

Batuan temple had a long history dating back over a thousand years. It is dedicated to God Vishnu and famous for its stunning classical Balinese architecture style with elaborate stunning sculpture of Gods and demons carved with incredible details. I recommend to visit this temple if you want to see the authentic Balinese art sculpture and stone carving Be The Inspiring Travelers Have you ever been to Batuan Tempel or other Beautiful Places in Bali? Please send us your BaliRead more

Kehen Temple, One of Bali’s Most Beautiful Temples

Built in 11th century, Kehen temple is one of Bali’s most beautiful temples located in Cempaga Village, Bangli. This temple is often described as the miniature version of the Pura Besakih. Like the mother temple, this temple has 8 terraces and it is built on the southern slope of the hill. The beautiful symbolic stone carvings around the temple also add to the visual interest of this temple. Kehen means household or fireplace and symbolizes God of fire, Brahma whoRead more

Goa Lawah, The Ancient Bat Cave Temple in Klungkung

Goa Lawah Temple is an interesting and ancient bat cave temple in Klungkung, East Bali built in the 11th century by Hindu Priest Dang Hyang Nirarta, a Hindu priest from ancient Javanese times. The cave is believed to lead all the way to Gunung Agung, but there’s a couple of serious deterrents. Firstly, the cave is believed to be home to Naga Basuki, a giant king snake wearing a crown. And secondly, the ceiling and thousands of noisy, long-nose fruitRead more

Taman Mumbul, A Serenity Temple near Monkey Forest

The water temple, lake, bathing pools and surrounds at picturesque Tirta Taman Mumbul Sangeh. It is an idyllic and serene spot to take a break and maybe partake in a ritual water cleanse. Not far from Sangeh Monkey Forest, 250 meters down a short steep road from Jalan Raya Sangeh, the area was mostly only visited by locals prior to early 2016, when it was developed as a tourist attraction. Huge trees, shading an expansive clear green pool, more akinRead more