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7 Must visit temple in Bali

No trip to Bali is complete without a trip to see at least one of Bali's temples. Some temples in Bali have even become an icon of Bali tourism, displays the beauty and unique Balinese architecture.Some people say holiday to Bali will not be complete without visiting one of the most famous temples in Bali. Also, many travelers consider, visiting the Balinese temple is one of the best things to do in Bali.
There are over 20,000 Pura (Balinese temple) in Bali at last count. Therefore, Bali island gets the nickname as the island of a thousand temples.....
Here are 7 best temples of Bali....
1.) The Pura Taman Ayun :
Built in the 1600s by the King of Mengwi, Pura Taman Ayun survives today as a beautiful example of a royal public temple."Taman Ayun" means "beautiful garden"; a moat surrounds the temple, which gives the complex the appearance of floating on water. Split in two part, In the area outside the Taman Ayun temple, there is an extensive yard with a Balinese architectural fence wall.While inside the Taman Ayun temple area there is a pool that surrounds the temple area. If you are interested to see the ancient Balinese architecture, Taman Ayun temple Mengwi is one of the places you should visit and listed into your Bali holiday itinerary.
Location: 5 miles southwest of Ubud.
Open: Daily from 9 am to 4 pm
2.) Pura Ulun Danu Bratan :

Bedugul area is a popular upland weekend and holiday retreat for locals from the more urban areas in the island's south. Ulun Danu Beratan in the hills of Bedugul is one of the most photographed temples in Bali, thanks to its magical location in the middle of Lake Beratan. When the early morning or late afternoon mountain fog creeps through, the temple actually looks as if it is floating – it’s pure magic.Part of the temple is located on the mainland, while a significant section seems to "float" on the lake.Inland there are large temple grounds and a few more things to see in addition to the main temple.The misty Bedugul mountain range surrounding the lake complements the temple's scenic backdrop.

Location : Lake Bratan
Timing : 7 AM to 5 PM
3.) Tanah Lot Temple:

If you Ask most famous temple among the tourist ? ans is Tanahlot. Tanah Lot temple built on a large coral rock in the marine area. To enter the Tanah Lot temple area can only be accessed when the seawater receded. While at sea tide, Tanah Lot temple looks like located in the middle of the sea.Tanah Lot itself means “Land on Water” in the Indonesian Language. Tanah Lot is a temple dedicated to the Hindu God Varuna, who among a host of other things is also the God of sea and weather.There is also a holy snake, white in color that resides in a hole and guarded by a priest. He charges a few thousand IDRs and lets you touch it if you are interested. It is said that you are blessed with well-being by touching the snake. As per the priest, these type of snakes are found only here.In fact, this temple is so sacred, parts of it are closed to the public, reserved exclusively for praying pilgrims.I came a few hours before the sun went down and it was perfect to just walk around and exploring.There is a garden to rest and imbibe the surroundings and a lot of shops to buy souvenirs.

There is another temple close by resting on an arched rock, called Pura Batu Bolong, which is also great for photography and many of shops to buy souvenirs.

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

Timing :- From 7 Am to 7 Pm.

4.)Tirta Empul Temple :

One of the Most Holy Temple of Bali Island, Tirta Empul is my favorite of the temples in Bali. It reminded me of the devoted pilgrims at Ganges River in India which is also a place where many people come to pray and bathe in the holy water. Tirta Empul Temple is a Hindu water temple dedicated to Vishnu. It dates from around 962 AD. Balinese come here if they have bad dreams or are feeling depressed as it is believed that the water is purifying. It was a beautiful sight to see locals and foreigners move through every water spring to make a prayer.

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

Timing : 8 Am to 6 PM

5.) Besakih Temple :

We can describe this temple in 3 words " Largest" "Holiest" " Mother temple".

This huge complex of temples and shrines is so large, it can take an entire day to explore all of its different corners. It’s not only the largest but also the most important temple for the Balinese and it’s said to be the only temple where a Hindu of any caste can worship. You will even find a temple of all religions. it is one of the biggest as it consists of 23 separate temples that all belong to each other. The most important and largest one of those 23 is Puta Penataran Agung.Penataran Agung temple intended to worship the god Brahma, god Shiva and god Vishnu.

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

Open: Daily from 8 am to 5 pm.

6.) Pura Taman Saraswati :

This temple is famous due to its lotus pond and water gardens. Pura Taman Saraswati, dedicated to the Hindu goddess of knowledge, art, and wisdom.Taman Saraswati temple’s main attraction lies in the architectural beauty, and lotus pond surrounded the temple.Its beautiful foyer features ponds filled with blooming pink lotuses. Every day from 7:30 PM (Bali time), at the temple area of Taman Saraswati Ubud there will be Balinese dance performance. If you are curious about traditional Balinese dance, it might come as one of the best things to see in Bali.

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

7.) Pura Luhur Uluwatu :

the temple's name refers to its position "at the head of the rock".Perhaps Bali’s most breathtaking temple with its ocean backdrop

Try and time your visit to catch the traditional Kecak dance of 100 chanting men, held every evening at sunset.The Uluwatu Temple strategically located near the favorite tourist attractions in the southern part of Bali, such as Pandawa Beach, Garuda Wisnu Kencana and Dreamland beach Bali.

The whole temple stands on a cliff soaring 200 feet above a prime Bali surfing spot in the westernmost part of South Bali There are two famous temple built on the tip of Rock, The answer is Tanah Lot temple and Uluwatu temple, . Besides the uniqueness of Uluwatu temple architecture, Uluwatu temple location located at the edge of a very steep cliff and the cliffs have a height approximately 70 meters above sea level. Currently, watching Balinese Kecak dance at Uluwatu temple has become the main priority of travelers during a holiday in Bali, because the only place in Bali that offers Balinese Kecak dance with sunset background is at Uluwatu temple.

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

Open: Daily from 9 am to 6 pm

The Rules When Visiting Temples in Bali:-

To be able to enter the top 7 temples to visit in Bali some rules and ethics must be obeyed by visitants. Below is a list of practices and ethics to visit the temple area in Bali you need to know. Also, this rule applies to all temples in Bali. Therefore, not just use for the top 7 temples to visit in Bali on this page.

· The most important Bali temples dress code is to wear Sarong and scarves tied at the waist.

· Both men and women should have their shoulders covered as well as their knees.

· You might wear shoes, but for Balinese, you will look weird.

· For women, do not enter the temple area if it is menstruating.

· Also, do not spit in the temple area.

· Do not step on the offerings on the temple grounds.

· Avoid saying harsh words.

· Also, do not litter.