Not only owns stunning beaches, majestic waterfalls or lush terraced fields, etc., but Bali is also famous for possesses many beautiful sacred temples. Joining with Travel Tips - Touris.org discover Top 5 temples considered the most prominent that you should not miss when traveling Bali.
Tanah Lot temple
Built on top of a huge rock surrounded by sea, Tanah Lot temple is one of the cultural icons and a famous tourist destination of Bali.
The temple is located far from the city of Tabanan 13 km to southwest and is one of the main shrines within the series of temples worshiping Bali deities. Thanks to the unique beauty and the sacredness, the temple Tanah Lot attracts a large number of tourists visit to every year.
Although becoming an attractive destination for tourists, Tanah Lot temple still remains an important role in the spiritual life of the Bali people and is a place that frequently held rituals. When visiting the temple on the occasion of the festival, visitors will encounter images of women dressed in colorful wearing a basket of offerings or the men in white suits going up to the temple or witness the worshiping customs of Hindu.
Lie far from main town Kuta about 50 km, Uluwatu temple is one of the oldest temples in Bali, located on the coastal rugged cliff. The temple was carved from black coral rock, situated on the ledge of the cliff 76 meters high, overlooking the Java Sea. This is a very appropriate place for watching spectacular sunset over the sea.
Built from the twelfth century, the temple carries characterized features of Balinese architecture with roof was thatched with black palm leaves stacked. The most impressive thing that anyone seeing Uluwatu Temple also amazed is prime location, precariously between heaven and earth, giving it a majestic and fanciful beauty, bobbing with overhead clouds and the waves lapping onto the cliffs creating the white foam at the foot.
Goa Gajah Temple
Goa Gajah Relic located in Pedulu village is a collection of ancient architectures built inside a steep valley near Petanu River; this place is also known with the name Elephant Cave.
This area is very quiet, so peaceful, is a great place for the ancient monks to mediate. Right from Goa Gajah entrance, visitors will really be impressed by the image of a big mouth of a mythical god along with many finely carved motifs scattered on the green moss-covered rocks. People here believe that the ferocious strokes of god in front of entrance will ward off evil spirits and protect religious believers.
Ulun Danu Temple
Water temple Ulun Danu floating on the surface of sacred lake Bratan used to be crater of the volcanic Catur which was decommissioned. Located at an altitude of 1,300 meters over sea level, the temple Ulun Danu carries chilly air of the mountain with characteristic temperate flower species. In the mist covering the lake surface, the dark black color of the temple increasingly exudes a serene beauty, like an ink painting.
Besakih Temple is also known as the Mother Temple, because this is the largest temple in the island built over 1,000 years ago on the sacred mountain Gunung Agung.
Being a combination of three major temples and other 20 small shrines, this temple complex creates a sacred space, attracting tourists to explore and visit. Besakih is also the place that takes place the major festivals of Hindu followers living on the island. Tourists coming here must to wrap the sarong to show respect for the owner of the temple./