Besakih Temple Bali Presents Beauty and Spiritual Tourism

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Pura Besakih is a temple complex located on the slopes of Mount Agung, the highest mountain in Bali, located in Besakih Village, Rendang District, Karangasem Regency, Bali, Indonesia. The Besakih Temple Complex consists of 1 Central Temple (Penataran Agung Besakih Temple) and 18 Companion Temples (1 Basukian Temple and 17 Other Temples). At Pura Basukian, this area was the first place where the revelation of God was received by Hyang Rsi Markendya, the forerunner of the Hindu Dharma now in Bali, as the center. Pura Besakih is the activity center of all temples in Bali.

Among all the temples included in the Besakih Temple complex, Pura Penataran Agung is the largest temple, has the most pelinggih buildings, most types of ceremonies and is the center and all temples in the Besakih Temple complex. At Penataran Agung Temple there are 3 main temples and are the essence and all the sacred buildings (palinggih) in the Pura Agung Besakih complex. Padmasana-Tiga is a symbol of stana god in accordance with the nature of Tri Murti, namely Lord Brahma as the Creator, Vishnu as the Preserver and Shiva as the Fuser. Pura Besakih comes from a very old age, because of the many relics of the megalithic era, such as menhirs, stone thrones, pyramid terraces found in the area of ​​Pura Besakih, its existence has been preserved until now.

Pura Besakih has been included in the list of proposed UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1995.

If you are a tourist and will be visiting the Pura area, you must be accompanied by a local guide, they form a guiding organization for the Besakih area, and for their services, additional fees will be charged, usually ranging from IDR 50,000-100,000. depending on the number of participants.

There are a number of transportation services to this tourist attraction in Bali, such as taxis, you can rent a car rental service with a driver, and most popularly join the tour packages that have been provided, no need to bother thinking about parking fees, entrance tickets and also lunch, destination tours have also been scheduled, but if you have your own choice of routes it can also be arranged.

And it should be noted that every visitor who enters sacred areas in Bali, especially large temples such as Besakih, are required to wear cloth and scarves, where the tenants are provided, or can bring their own. It is prohibited for women when they are on their period to enter the temple area.

If you rent a car in Bali or take a tour to this place, the trip from the airport is about a 2.5 hour drive eastward. The area of ​​Pura Besakih is very wide, if you want to know more about this Besakih Temple, maybe you have to spend almost 1 hour to get around in this area. The attraction place adjacent to Besakih, offering a challenging attraction is the famous site rafting, namely rafting on the Telaga River Wow. Traveling to Besakih while taking part in rafting or rafting is certainly a fun thing.

Address: Besakih Village, Rendang District, Kec. Karangasem, Bali
Province: Bali Island
Architectural style: Balinese architecture

If you have ever seen the photos of this temple, then you will see a large number of stairs and a very large gate, this gate is the entrance to the central area of ​​the Penataran Agung Besakih Temple.

Pura Besakih in Bali is the center of religious activities for Balinese Hindus. Pura Penataran Agung Besakih has the most places or buildings for worship, Balinese people usually call it Pelinggih and it is the center of this temple.

Pura Agung Besakih in Bali is well known to Macanegara, so many foreign or domestic tourists visit this place. Because of the size of this temple, Pura Agung Besakih got the name as his mother from the temple in Bali.

Location of Besakih Temple in Bali, if you want to know the location of Besakih Temple, please click the link below. The link will take you to a Google Map page.

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