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Besakih Temple, Karangasem

#3 of 7 in Historic Sites in Karangasem
Admire the largest and most sacred of Bali's Hindu temples at Besakih Temple, an important place of worship and an example of Balinese architecture. Situated in an impressive mountainous landscape, the main temple presides over an attractive vista, giving opportunities for photographs of its protruding decorative steps against a captivating natural backdrop. Consider hiring a guide to discover more about the temple's history, and to find the quieter places at this very busy attraction. Be prepared for locals trying to convince you to buy something; some can be quite insistent. Work out when and for how long to visit Besakih Temple and other Karangasem attractions using our handy Karangasem driving holiday planner.
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  • The people around the temple are con artists and appear to have nothing but money on their minds. Beware of all the little tricks and lies to get your money, including the guides that are supposed to ...  more »
  • I went to visit the temple without reading the reviews first. That was a mistake. The ticket was I think 80000rp or 100000rp I can’t remember. It includes a scooter trip from the ticket office to the ...  more »
  • Besakih is known as the Mother Temple of Bali and is simply the most important temple for the whole of the island. It's actually more like a complex of temples in one very large compound and its known and loved for is its dramatic location on the southern slopes of Sacred Mount Agung. The air in this temple is cool with a view of the fog.
  • Do take offering so that you can enter the temple. It’s a nice one. Please to do right till the top Most of the guides don’t go saying that there is nothing on top But yeah the view is amazing
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