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Besakih Temple, Karangasem

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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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  • I can't fully appreciate this experience because of my feeling of being robbed. The people there are professionals and have many tricks to fleece your money. 1. At the car park, there is no sign anywh...  more »
  • That is the mother temple. But there are tour guides who ask for more money, for more tip. You pay a ticket for entrance and in this price is sarong and tour guide. Usually people leave 2$ but our gui...  more »
  • Accompanied by our guides, we enter this 22 temple complex located on the slopes of the volcano Agung. It was certainly one of the best of all Bali. The day came, sunny, and can see the top many times and accenting the vivid colors of grass and exotic flowers to feet and stairs of the temples. An unforgettable day without a doubt!
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  • Beautiful, interesting and very in-depth with the cultural history of Bali. Is a must to visit if you like to see vast green scenery as well as ancient buildings and statues. Very clean and well maintained. Many great spots for photos and with good weather, it will be an enjoyable trip.
  • The temple grounds are very beautiful. I suggest looking up your own search on this place to truly learn what’s going on. Try and come during a non-cloudy day to get the best views. Local guide will probably try and ask for more money with other ladies shoving things in your face.
  • The best place for praying. It has many 'padarman'. This temple's more neat than 7 years ago, the last time i came here.
  • Temple area is nice, but it is not worth 60.000 rupiah. In the price included is a local guide. Our didn't know a lot about the place and could give us just very basic information. Plus, at the entrance they already told us they expect that we give extra tip for the guide?! In the price included is a one way transportation, which is unnecessary and you can't buy a ticket without transportation. The way up to the temple area is a shop alley and everybody is asking you if you want buy something.
  • Absolutely amazing. We had the best tour guide who really gave us an in-depth explanation of Bali's Hindu culture. Be warned, even if it is cloudy you will get sunburned.
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