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About Pura Besakih

Bali's Mother Temple, the Pura Besakih is a 1000-year-old temple in Bali. It is an artistic and unique complex comprising of 86 temples including the main Pura Penataran Agung - the Great Temple of State and 18 others. Situated on 1,000 metres high on the slopes of Mount Agung, Pura Besakih is the biggest and holiest of the island's temples. The monument is surrounded by breathtaking and picturesque rice paddies, hills, mountains, river streams, and among many natural wonders. It's complex houses three main temples dedicated to the Hindu Trinity- Shiva, the destroyer (Pura Penataran Agung) with white banners, Brahma, the creator (Pura Kiduling Kreteg) with red banners and lastly, Vishnu, the preserver (Pura Batu Madeg) with its black banners. The largest temple among the three is the Pura Penataran Agung (Shiva) Temple having different areas depicting seven layers of the universe, each with their individual shrine. The temple celebrates over 70 ceremonies every year with each shrine having its anniversary based on 210-day Balinese Hindu calendar system. This World Heritage Site contain religious literature suggesting how the temple must be built. A visit to this place counts for a holistic trip for history, architecture as well as lovers of nature.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Entry Fee Adult : IDR 35000
  • Allowed Camera, Video, Footwear

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