Temples in Bali

Temples in Bali

Bali’s highlands and coasts are home to many ancient temples. Several of them have become the island’s most iconic landmarks, featuring century old architecture, set against exotic backdrops. Each temple in Bali is unique. After visiting many, I am highlighting my favourites in this blog post.

Tanah Lot

Watching the sunset over Tanah Lot is magical. Tanah Lot is built on a rock formation off the coast of Bali, around 40 minutes from Seminyak. Tanah Lot is well knows for it’s unique offshore setting and sunset backdrop, making it a tourist hotspot and cultural icon for photography. Get ready to fight the crowds. I recommend visiting Tanah Lot at sunset and from Canguu.

Temples in Bali

Uluwatu Temple

Equally as magical as Tanah Lot is Uluwatu Temple, or Pura Luhur Uluwatu. Uluwatu Temple is renowned for its magnificent location, based on the side of Uluwatu cliff, approximately 70 metres above sea level. This temple shares the same splendid sunset backdrops as that of Tanah Lot Temple.

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Pura Ulun Dana Beratan Temple

This picturesque landmark sits on the western side of Beratan Lake, up in Bali’s central highlands. During high tide, the lake surrounds the temple’s base, creating a unique floating illusion, while the mountain range provides a hazy, dreamy backdrop. Get photos of the temple over the lake and the gardens surrounding or take a short boat trips around the lake. The day I went was rainy and cold so I didn’t take the boat trip unfortunately. I recommend visiting this temple from Ubud.

Temples in Bali

Tirta Empul Temple

Tirta Empul temple is a Hindu Balinese water temple famous for its holy spring water, where Balinese Hindus go to for ritual purification. You can get into the holy spring water and bath under the holy water which is an awesome experience. I recommend visiting this temple from Ubud.

Bali-Ubud-Tirta-Empul

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