Besakih Temple - Everything You Need To Know Before Visiting

The oldest and most important temple in Bali is the Besakih Temple. It is also …


Besakih Temple - Everything You Need To Know Before Visiting

Wednesday 23 November 2022
The oldest and most important temple in Bali is the Besakih Temple. 

Besakih temple

It is also known as the place where all the temples in Bali meet. In 1963, there was a big volcanic eruption that killed hundreds of people and damaged Pura Besakih a lot. The biggest and holiest temple in Bali is Besakih Temple. It has 86 temples, which you will enjoy exploring. I promise that you will be blown away by its beauty and depth. I put together this complete guide to visiting, which tells you how to get here, when to come, what to do when you get there, and more!


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Besakih Temple

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Besakih Temple

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Besakih Temple

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Besakih Temple

Besakih Temple
Besakih Temple

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Besakih Temple

Besakih Temple
Besakih Temple

Where is the temple of Besakih?

The Besakih temple is at the base of Mount Agung in East Bali. Its address is Jl. Gunung Mas No.Ds, Besakih, Kec. Rendang, Karangasem Regency, 80863.

It takes about 2.5 hours to drive there from tourist areas like Canggu, Seminyak, or Kuta. If you stay in Ubud, the trip is shorter and takes about 2 hours.

When you go to Besakih Temple in Bali, you should also go to Kintamani Attractions, which is only an hour away.

The Best Way to Get to Besakih Temple

The best means to get to Besakih Temple are by car or scooter.

Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta, and Ubud are the most popular tourist areas, so you can rent a scooter there and drive to East Bali at your own pace.

And if you don't think you know how to drive a scooter well? (Afraid of getting lost?) Hire Driver Bali for a day is another good way to get around Bali. You won't have to think about which tourist spots to visit next because an itinerary or list of trips has already been made to make your trip easier.

How much it costs to get into the Besakih Temple

To enter Besakih Bali Temple, it costs Rp. 60,000 per adult. The price includes a guide, who rides a motorbike from the ticket booth. The fee to get into the temple includes a sarong, which you must wear to cover your feet and is required to get in.

Where to Find the Temple

Bring cash if you want to buy drinks, snacks, or souvenirs at the Besakih Temple.

Sarongs are usually sold by locals in the parking lot, but you don't have to buy one because admission includes one.

But if you want to, you can buy your own sarong. It's a unique piece, and you'll be helping the people in these villages make a little extra money, which is always helpful.

You can book many guides online or at the temple, but most of them are not from the area and can be pricey. But you can also tip guides if you like how they help you and how they explain things. Most people say that between IDR 30,000 and IDR 50,000 is a good amount to spend.

Best time to visit Besakih Temple?

You can go to the Besakih Bali Temple whenever you are on the Island of the Gods, because it is open all year.

Pemedek can go to the temple at any time, day or night, but other people can only go Monday through Sunday from 8 am to 6 pm.

The average temperature all year is 27 degrees, so it can get very hot during the day. If you want to enjoy your time exploring the temples, I suggest getting there around 8 a.m. or 5 p.m. When the weather is nice and there aren't many people around, it's a good time to go.

Also, remember that the ceremony (odalan) at Besakih Temple in April is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Don't forget to bring your camera so you can take some cool pictures.

Facilities Provided

People who drive or ride scooters to get to the Besakih Bali Temple can use the bathrooms and park in a big lot.

There are also a lot of small local restaurants called "warungs," which are often run by families.

There is a Warung right by the entrance, which is great if you want to buy snacks before or after you look around the temple.

There are also many shops where you can buy unique souvenirs or gifts for people you care about. But remember that these can be overpriced, so give bidding a try!

What makes the Besakih Temple different

1.Besakih Temple is right on Mount Agung, which makes it a special place with beautiful mountain views and unique nature.

2.There are more than 70 ceremonies every year, so you might be able to go to one of them if you go to the temple.

3.You will have to walk a lot to get to the temple because there are at least 86 temples on the hillside. The Penataran Agung Temple is the most important and largest of these.

4.It's interesting that each temple has its own history and meaning. If you don't want to hire a local guide, you should keep reading to make your time at the site more fun and educational.


With all of these reasons, there's no reason not to go to Besakih Temple when you're in Bali.

The most important temple in Balinese history is this huge one. You will be amazed by how different it is, how big it is, and how important it is to the people who live there.

You can learn more about the history of the temples and how they have stood the test of time with the help of the Local Guide.

Without a doubt, the best way to learn about Balinese culture is to visit Besakih Temple and learn about it.

Make sure this is on your list of things to do in Bali, because I promise you won't regret it!

F.A.Q (Frequently Asked Questions)

What are the transportation options to get Besakih Temple?

To get around in Bali, you can use various transportation options such as the following; 
  • Rental A Scooter ( Explore by Yourself )
  • conventional taxis.

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