3 must-see temples in Bali

The Balinese temples are unique displays of the ancient Bali culture and Hindu religion. To immerse yourself in the “Island of Gods” you must visit these local wonders during your stay in Bali. With so many to choose from we’ve chosen three temples where you can find raw Balinese culture.

Besakih Temple

The most important, the largest and holiest temple of Hindu religion in Bali, Pura Besakih is a complex made up of twenty-three temples that sit on parallel ridges. Perched 1000 metres up on Mount Agung, the stone bases of Besakih have been dated back to prehistoric times.

Many tourist and nomads alike visit this temple for its holy and spiritual experience, if not for its complete and utter beauty.

Tirta Empul

Located 30 minutes drive north of Ubud, this temple if famous for its holy spring water, Tirta Empul is a cultural heritage listed site where local traditions of soul cleansing take place. An intricate system of bathing pools, Tirta Empuls inner courtyard is a spot for many Balinese and foreigners alike to pray and connect.

Tanah lot Water Temple

Tanah Lot is an ancient Hindu shrine and one Bali’s most important historical & cultural site. Located in the Beraban village and set offshore, this stunning temple has an amazing backdrop view of the sunset each evening. I

Said to be a place of holy worship for the Balinese sea gods, when the tide is low, you can cross the temple to catch a glimpse of the sacred site of Balinese mythology. Only a 15-20 minutes away from Canggucentertre, we highly recommend a visit to Tanah Lot.

Not sure where to start or how to get there? Just ask our team of villa specialists how you can visit Besakih, Tirta Empul or Tanah Lot during your stay.