30 Most Beautiful Temples in Bali That You Must Visit

30 Most Beautiful Temples in Bali That You Must Visit

Famous for its beaches, water sports activities, sunsets and nightlife, Bali has another side that is also worth visiting. After living in a busy and noisy city, going to a quiet place and feel a unique atmosphere is a thing that you need. One of the ways that you can do is to visit Bali Temples.

Bali is titled “The Island of a Thousand Temples”. It is said that there are over 10.000 temples in all around Bali. Since it is impossible to visit them all, visiting one of them will give you a glimpse of it and definitely worth trying.

What is a Temple?

There are many temples built and located in Bali, because the temple is a place that is used for sacred events of worship for Hindus, and Bali is a city with the dominant number of Hindus. Since the temple is a historical and religious-related place, most temples in Bali have a few rules and ethics that must be obeyed by visitors.

The most important rule is to dress politely. Bali temples require visitors to wear Sarong or scarves tied at the waist, always remember to wear a closed shirt. Another common rule that is often applied at Bali temples is that visitors are not allowed to spit in the temple area, avoid saying harsh words, do not litter, and women who are menstruating are not allowed to enter the temple.

30 Must-Visit Temples in Bali

Temples in Bali offer you an experience to feel a warm and magical surrounding with a lumpy feel of history and tradition behind. The beautiful scenery around and a taste of local culture also will easily be found in Bali Temples. You definitely should not miss visiting temples while in Bali, here is the list of 30 must-visit temples in Bali, Indonesia.

1. Tanah Lot Temple

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Tanah Lot Temple also sits on top of a cliff and offers you a scenery of a bright sky, a blue sea and a relaxing sound where the waves hit the cliff. Tanah Lot Temple is about 45 minutes’ drive north from Kuta.

Location: Jalan Raya Tanah Lot, Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan, Bali 82121, Indonesia

Opening Hours: Daily from 7 am to 7 pm

Entry fee: 60.000 IDR /pax

2. Uluwatu Temple

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Uluwatu Temple is one of the most famous temples in Bali. The temple is such an exotic spot, beause you will be able to see the ancient architecture and sculptures around. Nearby this temple, there is an amphitheater as a regular spot of Ramayana ballet or the famous Bali’s traditional dance, Kecak dance.

Location: Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Pecatu, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Opening Hours: Daily from 9 am to 6 pm

Entry fee: 50.000 IDR /pax

3. Taman Ayun Temple

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Visiting Taman Ayun Temple will allow you to see great examples of traditional Balinese Hindu temple architecture. Located in Mengwi village of Bali, this temple is considered as the main landmark of the village.

Location: Jalan Ayodya No.10, Mengwi, Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia

Opening Hours: Daily from 9 am to 4 pm

Entry fee: 50.000 IDR /pax

4. Ulun Danu Beratan Temple

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Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is located on the western side of Beratan Lake. This temple is considered as a favorite sightseeing spot as it offers a cool atmosphere and amazing scenery. The reflection of Beratan lake surrounds most of the temple’s base, creating a unique floating illusion.

Location: Candikuning, Baturiti, Tabanan, Bali 82191, Indonesia

Opening Hours: Daily from 8 am to 6 pm

Entry fee: 75.000 IDR /pax

5. Tirta Empul Temple

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Tirta Empul means “holy water spring” and there is a water source inside the temple named Tirta Empul. Tirta Empul is also a major temple complex located in central Bali. This temple is considered a national cultural heritage site.

Location: Jalan Tirta, Manukaya, Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Bali 80552, Indonesia

Opening Hours: Daily from 9 am to 5 pm

Entry fee: 30.000 IDR /pax

6. Goa Gajah Temple

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Goa Gajah was built on a hillside, the site being considered sacred and was built for hermetic meditation and prayers. It is said that the ‘Gajah’ or elephant aspect came in from the stone figure inside the cave, depicting Ganesh, the Hindu’s God who is characterised as bearing an elephant’s head.

Location: Jalan Raya Goa Gajah, Pejeng Kawan, Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia

Opening Hours: Daily from 8 am to 4 pm

Entry fee: 50.000 IDR /pax

7. Lempuyang Temple

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Lempuyang temple sits at 1.175m above the sea and has an amazing view from the top of the temple. You will also be able to see all across the green forested slopes and to neighbouring Mount Agung, Bali’s highest peak from the highest stairs of Lempuyang Temple.

Location: Jalan Pura Telaga Mas Lempuyang, Tri Buana, Abang, Karangasem, Bali 80852, Indonesia

Opening Hours: Daily from 7 am to 5 pm

8. Besakih Temple

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Besakih Temple is considered as the ‘mother temple’ in Bali, this temple is a place for almost 70 annual celebrations. This temple is also a grand temple complex and it may take a day to stroll all over the area. As a grand temple, Besakih offers an amazing natural scenery and the local cultures pride.

Location: Besakih, Rendang, Karangasem, Bali 80863, Indonesia

Opening Hours: Daily from 8 am to 5 pm

Entry fee: 60.000 IDR /pax

9. Taman Saraswati Temple

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Taman Saraswati Temple is located in central Ubud and is a water temple, because to reach the pura there is a pathway and surrounded by water on the left and right side. Visiting Taman Sarawati Temple will give you a chance to admire the classic Balinese temple architecture.

Location: Jalan Kajeng, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Opening Hours: Daily from 7 am to 5 pm

Entry fee: Free

10. Petitenget Temple

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Petitenget Temple is located at Seminyak and well-known as Seminyak’s central cultural landmark. This temple is one of the old temples in Bali. The front of the temple is leafy and well-shaded by large old trees. This temple is nearby Petitenget Beach so visitors can see the sunset from here.

Location: Jalan Petitenget, Kerobokan, Badung, Bali, Indonesia

Opening Hours: Daily 9 am to 6 pm

Entry fee: 20.000 IDR /pax

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11. Gunung Kawi Temple

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Gunung Kawi Temple is considered as a unique archaeological site. In Gunung Kawi temple, there are also small stone caves that used as meditation sites, it is said that this place is where Buddhist monks used to sit and contemplate.

Location: Banjar Penaka, Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Bali 80552, Indonesia

Opening Hours: Daily 8 am to 6 pm

Entry fee: 50.000 IDR /pax

12. Batukaru Temple

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Batukaru Temple located at the foot of Mount Batukaru. Here in Batukaru Temple you can find a freshwater spring that is known as a holy water source and usually used for prayers and ceremonies.

Location: Jalan Penatahan-Wongayagede, Wongaya Gede, Penebel, Tabanan, Bali 85125, Indonesia

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Entry fee: 15.000 IDR /pax

13. Gunung Lebah Temple

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One of the central landmarks in Ubud, Gunung Lebah Temple is located at the western end of Jalan Raya Ubud’s main road. This temple is surrounded by bamboo forest and will give you a natural sense while strolling through the temple.

Location: Jalan Raya Ubud No.23, Sayan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Opening Hours: Daily 9 am to 5 pm

Entry fee: Free

14. Ling Gwan Kiong

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Ling Gwan Kiong is an old Chinese temple in North Bali. It dates to 1873 with connections to the Ching Dynasty. Ling Gwan Kiong is also a 15-minute drive east from Lovina Beach and features mini gardens with colorful and detailed murals.

Location: Jalan Erlangga No.65, Bugis, Buleleng, Bali 81114, Indonesia

Opening Hours: Daily 8 am to 7 pm

Entrey fee: Free

15. Batuan Temple

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Located in Batuan village, this temple is a Hindu temple and well-known as an 11th-century temple in Central Ubud. The architecture in Batuan Temple is also a well-preserved sandstone motif and traditional Balinese temple architecture.

Location: Jalan Raya Batuan, Batuan, Sukawati, Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia

Opening Hours: Daily 9 am to 6 pm

Entry fee: 20.000 IDR /pax

16. Penataran Sasih Temple

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Pura Penataran Sasih is located around 6.5 km east of Ubud. Penataran Sasih Temple is known as ‘The Moon Temple’. This temple also displays a stone Seat of Ganesh and several Hindu sculptures. You can feel the strong cultural atmosphere here.

Location: Jalan Raya Tampaksiring, Pejeng, Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Opening Hours: Daily 7 am to 6 pm

Entry fee: 10.000 IDR /pax

17. Vihara Dharmayana

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Vihara Dharmayana is another Chinese-traced temple in Bali and this temple is considered as one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Kuta. Slightly hidden and located on a side-street, Vihara Dharm Ayana Kuta is like a hidden gem temple in Bali.

Location: Jalan Blambangan No.12, Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Opening Hours: Daily from 9 am to 8 pm

18. Kehen Temple

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Kehen Temple is a Hindu temple complex located in the Bangli area. It has unique architectural features. You can also see the influences of Chinese culture here as the temple’s walls are ornate with Chinese porcelain plates.

Location: Jalan Sriwijaya No.8, Cempaga, Bangli, Bali 80613, Indonesia

Opening Hours: Daily from 9 am to 5 pm

Entry fee: 10.000 IDR /pax

19. Beji Temple

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Beji Temple is located in Sangsit village in North Bali. The architecture of this temple is not only large but also beautiful. Visiting the Beji temple will allow you to see a glimpse of the famous Majapahit Kingdom era.

Location: Jalan Raya Sangsit, Sangsit, Sawan, Buleleng, Bali 81171, Indonesia

Entry fee: 20.000 IDR /pax

20. Sakenan Temple

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Sakenan Temple is located in Serangan, a small island on the south side of Denpasar. This temple is considered as a 10th century temple and such an important temple in Bali especially in the southern region.

Location: Jalan Pulau Serangan, Serangan, Denpasar, Bali 80229, Indonesia

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Entry fee: Free

21. Samuan Tiga Temple

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Samuan Tiga Temple is a place where Siat Sampian, a Balinese Hindu ritual that takes place every 10th full moon (known as Purnama Kadasa), or roughly every April. This temple is an old temple in Bali but still offers visitors a beauty scene around.

Location: Jalan Raya Bedulu, Blahbatuh, Gianyar, Bali 80581, Indonesia

Opening Hours: Daily 7 am to 5 pm

Entry fee: 15.000 IDR /pax

22. Vihara Dharma Giri Temple

Vihara Dharma Giri Temple
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Vihara Dharma Giri is a Buddhist temple, located in the Pupuan village, Tabanan. Most popular feature of this temple is a giant, chalk-white sleeping Buddha statue. You can feel a peaceful atmosphere here while enjoying the unique temple.

Location: Jalan Raya Pupuan No.1, Pupuan, Tabanan, Bali 82163, Indonesia

Opening Hours: Daily from 7 am to 5 pm

Entry fee: Free

23. Blanjong Temple

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Blanjong Temple is a place where you are able to see one of the oldest artefacts in Bali, called Blanjong. It’s a stone pillar with Sanskrit inscriptions, and considered as some sort of victory monument. Blanjong Temple also showcases sandstone statues of Hindu lord Ganesh and various animal figures.

Location: Jalan Danau Poso, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali 80228, Indonesia

Opening Hours: Daily 8 am to 5 pm

Entry fee: 10.000 IDR /pax

24. Goa Giri Putri Temple

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Goa Giri Putri Temple is a temple that is located inside a large cave in Suana, on the north-eastern part of Nusa Penida Island. You’ll need to stoop down low to be able to squeeze and get through. Inside, you’ll discover a spacious temple courtyard.

Location: Suana, Nusapenida, Klungkung, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Opening Hours: Daily 7 am to 5 pm

Entry fee: Free or by donation

25. Meduwe Karang Temple

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Meduwe Karang Temple is located in Kubutambahan district, North Bali, and considered as a beautiful landmark in the area. If you visit this temple, you will also be able to see classical Balinese stone temple architecture.

Location: Jalan Raya Air Sanih, Kubutambahan, Buleleng, Bali 81171, Indonesia

Opening Hours: Daily 8 am to 5 pm

Entry fee: Free or by donation

26. Goa Lawah Temple

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Goa Lawah Temple is located in Pasinggahan, east part of Bali. This temple is one of the favorite places in Bali. There is a nature cave dwelt by thousands of tail bats and that is why this temple is named Goa Lawah or Bat Cave.

Location: Jl. Raya Goa Lawah, Pesinggahan, Kec. Dawan, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80761, Indonesia

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Entry fee: 10.000 IDR /pax

27. Jagaraga Temple

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Jagaraga is a witness of the Balinese people against the colonialists during the war. This temple is filled with unique reliefs as the main features of this place.

Location: Jagaraga, Sawan, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81171, Indonesia

Opening Hours: Daily 8 am to 6 pm

Entry fee: 10.000 IDR /pax

28. Ulun Siwi Temple

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Pura Ulun Siwi is an 18th century temple made of black stone which is covered in flowers, offerings, and incense. Interesting part about Pura Ulun Siwi is that it is said to have sacred waters, many locals come here to take the waters and use them on their crops to ward off any pests.

Location: Baturiti, Kerambitan, Baturiti, Kec. Tabanan, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82161, Indonesia

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Entry fee: 20.000 IDR /pax

29. Alas Kedaton Temple

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Alas Kedaton Temple is located in Tabanan regency, west part of Bali. Visiting Alas Kedaton Temples will also allow you to witness the natural environments filled with a fresh and calm yet holy atmosphere. This temple is famously known with the monkey playing around.

Location: Jl. Raya Alas Kedaton, Kukuh, Kec. Tabanan, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82121

Opening Hours: Daily 9 am to 5 pm

Entry fee: 30.000 IDR /pax

30. Masceti Temple

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Masceti Temple is located on the sacred beach of Masceti. This temple is barely visited by tourists so it is more like a hidden gem in Bali. The temple offers you a spiritual atmosphere, so this temple is a suitable place to find peacefulness. 

Locations: Jl. Petitenget, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia

So that’s the whole 30 options for the best temples that you must visit in Bali. Make sure to plan out your trips so you can enjoy as many temples as you can!


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