Besakih Temple – Bali’s Mother Temple

As I mentioned on my Social Media I will be showcasing my recent travels through a picture diary. You will get to see all the iconic places I visited and stayed with a brief description of each. Once I have showcased all of these I will do a final blog post summarising how we booked the trip, do’s and don’ts, recommendations etc. and as always if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

First up is the Besakih Temple – Bali’s Mother Temple. The main religion in Bali is Hinduism which means there are roughly 6,000 temples on the island. We visited Besakih as it is iconic being the Mother Temple and is also the biggest and holiest of Bali’s temples.

Over 1,000 years old, it sits 1,000 metres high on the southwestern slopes of Mount Agung, an active volcano and the highest point on the island. Full of little nooks and crannies you could explore for hours.

Bare in mind the Mother Temple is a huge tourist attraction and at times becomes very crowded. In keeping with Balinese traditions and out of respect Sarongs are to be worn when visiting the temple. They are available to hire or buy just before you go in. I purchased this one for around €13. I fell in love with the beautiful detailing and thought it would be perfect for Autumn/Winter here at home.

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