KajaNe Bali Villas’ Top Picks for the 5 Most Beautiful Bali Temples

This is the ultimate guide to explore the spiritual side of Bali. Here are KajaNe Bali Villas’ recommendations for the outstanding Bali temples you should pay a visit to on your vacation.

The Hindu devotees in Bali have different religious practices from those of India. Home temples are the souls of Bali. In fact, the significant number of temples in Bali shows how much Bali admires their God and respects their God in a way they respect other beings. Another way to say it, they ‘humanize’ their God. They present daily offerings in the form of saiban (rice with whatever food in the kitchen) and banten (a special offering consists of specific flowers, fruits, and many others).

Their use of creativity to design their culture under the root of Hinduism perspective is so unique.  They also have their own Saka calendar system based on the lunar cycles where you can find special holy days in Bali and dewasa ayu (dates that should be kept in mind when you are about to arrange an event)

Not only home temples but this beautiful island is also known for its general temples. Major religious sites where people can go and have grand prayers with other disciples in special Hindu ceremonies. Some of them have stood strong for more than 1000 years. Their existence is considered sacred. Moreover, the visitors should pay attention to the rules of thumb provided by the sites in order to prevent things out of our desires from occurring. Since the pandemic strikes hard on the island, expect a change in operational hours.

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Remember the Dress Code

A woman on her period is not allowed to enter any sacred sites in Bali. It is also a must for one to at least wear a sarong or kamben and a sash to cover your lower body part from the hips to the legs.

You may join the pray. Don’t put out swear words and play around in holy sites. It is always best to mimic and ask the locals if you are not sure about what you are doing.

KajaNe Bali Villas’ #1 Pick: The Besakih Temple

This temple is on the slopes of the biggest active volcanic mountain in Bali, Mt. Agung. It features stunning views including the surrounding natures of the mountains, lush rice fields, and jungles. Moreover, the hundreds of stairs in the Besakih Temple often appear in many postcard designs. It is believed that a dragon named Basuki lives in the temple. The mountain has been erupted several times yet had never destroyed and marred the temple completely. It is a blessing from God, indeed.

Address: Besakih, Rendang, Karangasem Regency, Bali 80863, Indonesia

KajaNe Bali Villas’ #2 Pick: The Tanah Lot Temple

Your spiritual journey in Bali is not complete without visiting the best spot to watch the sunrise and sunset at the Tanah Lot Temple. Tanah Lot has two separate temples, one being on the high cliff, and the other is situated on a huge rock in Tanah Lot beach that is only accessible by boat or by foot on low tides. The temple was established by Dang Hyang Niratha, a high priest from Java Island. There is a white snake that is part of the legend at Tanah Lot. It is said to be the ‘guard’ of the temple. The snake inhabits the cave under the cliff. If you’re lucky enough to be able to see it, you can hold your prayer in your heart before touching it. The locals claim that the snake has the mysterious power to fulfill your wish too.

Address: Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan Regency, Bali 8217, Indonesia

KajaNe Bali Villas’ #3 Pick: The Taman Saraswati Temple

It is the largest temple in Bali that is dedicated to worship the Goddess of wisdom, Saraswati. The gorgeous temple is located in the heart of Ubud. The view in this place is magical. You can enjoy the panoramic lotuses floating below a bridge and take some pictures at the entrance at no cost (you need to observe the dress code too). After passing the bridge, you can then access the main temple. It exudes a positive vibe that creates such an exquisite experience to re-visits. Our KajaNe Mua private villa in Ubud is in proximity to the temple. While taking a walk in the hustle and bustle of Ubud, you can head to Kajeng Street and recharge at the peaceful temple. 

Address: Jalan. Kajeng, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

KajaNe Bali Villas’ #4 Pick: The Ulun Danu Beratan Temple

If you start from Ubud, it takes you around an hour to reach the renowned Bali water Goddess temple. Ulun Danu Beratan is the name of the Goddess the locals refer to when it comes to praying in this temple. It is nestled along the Beratan Lake with the picturesque view of Mountain Beratan Purba, a perfect spot to relax accompanied by the fresh morning breeze and to capture the stunning building. The temple has been one of the oldest with the discovery of sarcophagus from the Megalithic era before 500 AD.  

Address: Danau Beratan, Candikuning, Baturiti, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82191, Indonesia

KajaNe Bali Villas’ #5 Pick: The Luhur Uluwatu Temple

Beside Besakih Temple, the way into Uluwatu Temple needs a bit of a stair trekking. The temple stands strong on a high cliff approximately 97meters above sea level of the Indian Ocean. The view is absolutely worth the effort. Uluwatu Temple is also famous for its wild monkeys that inhabit the temple. It is best for the visitors to wear shiny accessories to avoid them stealing your possessions. The renowned Kecak Dance is often performed in the late afternoon.

Address: Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Make sure to visit the temples we highly recommend

Are you looking for astonishing private Bali villas with close distance to the Ubud center? Our private villa in Ubud at KajaNe Mua and KajaNe Yangloni is our best offer. For the reservation of our private villa in Ubud, please contact us at +0361 4792361 or reservation@kajane.com.

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