Bali Temple is a place of worship for the adherents of Balinese Hinduism in Indonesia. Most of the temples are found on the island of Bali, as Hinduism is the predominant religion in the island.
A large number of Bali Temples have been built in Bali, leading it to gain the nickname “the island of a thousand Temples”
If you are interested visited Bali Temple during a holiday in Bali, found ten temples at Bali Day Tour and also Bali Driver is offered as follows:
Tanah Lot Bali Temple
The first Bali Temple is Tanah Lot.This temple is possible the most favorite and best known temple in Bali. It has become one of the major tourist attractions in Bali. Mostly, people come along during the sunset time; it offers a superb panorama, which during high tide it looks like a floating temple on top of gigantic chunk of rock that jutting out into the sea and only can be access during low tide. Tanah Lot temple play important role in Hindus Priest, Danghyang Nirartha, to conduct the missionary activities.
Besakih Bali Temple
The second Bali Temple is Besakih. This is the mother temple of Bali. Besakih temple is perched nearly 2000m up the side of mount Agung. It is considered to be the most important, the biggest, and the holiest temples in Bali and is over 1000 years old. Besakih is an extensive complex of 23 separate but related temples.
Uluwatu Bali Temple
The third Bali Temple is Uluwatu, where the temple situated in the south part of Bali, sitting on top of the cliffs about 80 meters above sea level overlooking the surf at Uluwatu. There is Alas Kekeran, a small dry forest which dwelt by lots of monkeys and other animal. Uluwatu itself derived from two words Ulu which means land’s end and Watu means stone, therefore means the temple built in tip of coral reef.
Ulun Danu Bali Temple
The fourth Bali Temple is Ulun Danu. The second most important temple in Bali after Besakih and possibly the most picturesque temple in Bali. It is surrounded by well organized and attractive garden, a large banyan tree at the entrance, and one courtyard isolated on a tiny island on the lake. The temple is built in 1926 and is dedicated to the Goddess of the lakes ,Dewi Betari Danu that ensure the water supply for the agricultures.
Taman Ayun Bali Temple
The fifth Bali Temple is Taman Ayun. This is a royal temple of the Mengwi Empire, located in Mengwi village. It is set on the land surrounded by big fish pond and looks like a drift on the water.Taman Ayun comes from two words, Taman which means garden, and Ayun means beautiful. Basically , it is a Royal family temple that was built in 1634 by the King of Mengwi.
Tirtha Empul Bali Temple
The sixth Bali Temple is Tirta Empul. This Tempe is one of the 6 most important temple in Bali, is a prominent temple complex and holy mountain spring. Tirta Empul dates back to 926 AD, means “holy water spring”. The spring water is sacred and thought to have healing properties. Inner of it sanctum, there are a number of bathing pools for the Hindus. People believe that holy water can wash out our sin and bad karma.
Goa Gajah Bali Temple
The seventh Bali Temple is Goa Gajah. The main highlight of this temple is the T-shaped cave with massive carved face entrance and holy pools. The cave mouth is decorated by the bas-relief of a demon. The cave is shapped in a T-letter, along the inside wall there are 15 niches excavated on the wall, which formerly used for sleeping and meditation by monks. The two niches at bath edges of the cave are provided with the image of Ganesha and Tri Linggas
Goa Lawah-Bat Cave Bali Temple
The eighth Bali Temple is Goa Lawah . Name of Goa Lawah comes from two words, Goa means cave and Lawah means bat. In this temple, there is a nature cave dwelt by thousands of tail bat located at north side from center of Goa Lawah temple. The temple founded in 1007 AD. The temple that located across of the beautiful black at the west of Candidasa play important role as one of the directional temples protecting Bali from evil spirit from the South East part.
Gunung Kawi Bali Temple
The ninth Bali Temple is Gunung Kawi.This is a Hindu temple complex that located on the Pakerisan river north east of Ubud. The complex of temple comprises of rock-cut shrine. The shrine stand in 7m high, have no interior and served as memorials for deified royalty. It is thought to be established in 11th century. In addition to see the temple and could see the scenery of rice fields and natural river here.
Puseh Batuan Bali Temple
And the tenth Bali Temple is Puseh Batuan.The gate of the temple represents the sacred mountain and here is the single-leaf like wall in front which means to prevent evil coming in. Puseh Batuan temple that dates from 1022 AD is considered one of the finest and oldest temples in Bali.