Thursday, 4 July 2013

Best 5 temples in Bali every tourist should visit

Bali packages come with their share of spiritual sightseeing. If you are the type of person who loves to go on endless temple trails, then this island is stitched and woven to suit your preferences perfectly. There are hundreds of temples dotting this small stretch of land. But if we have to handpick a few, then here are the 5 temples we would recommend to every tourist:

i. Besakih Temple or Mother Temple: Situated in a small and quiet hamlet, Besakih Temple is a congregation of a few temples which are more than ten centuries old. There is an element of enigma about them, which is noticeable even to a foreign eye. The 1963 volcanic eruption in the island was surely a catastrophic one, but it didn’t hit these temples, something which is considered incredulous and miraculous.

ii. Tanah Lot: Tanah Lot is the indubitable favorite amongst the tourists because of its picturesque backdrop. Sitting perched on a rock in the middle of the sea, this 15th century structure is best visited during the twilight hours.

iii. Pura Tirta Empul: It is a 10th century temple which is best noted for its springs. Tourists and pilgrims take a bath at its ‘kund’ to cure themselves from any disease or disorder.


iv. Uluwatu Temple: Tourism of Bali boasts of an attraction which sits on the edge of the rock and makes both pilgrims and sightseers go weak on their knees. Uluwatu Temple is also laced with myths and mythologies albeit apocryphal.

v. Ulun Danu: It is a 20th century temple but is very popular. Nestled by the Bratan Lake, it glorifies Danu, the deity of lakes.

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  1. Beautiful Temples..With Religious importance these structures also delight to eyes..(h)

  2. Yes, the temples are full of culture that show the island identity.