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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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  • We visited the site with a guide who we was awarded with the admission ticket. It gives of course a lot of information that is not necessarily included in the guides.
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  • Very great expectations for this mother temple to visit. We were already aware of the pushy salespeople, but this we had not expected and this experience has put a damper on the day! I fear we have far too many paid as entrance, constantly to your children walk they, guide was unintelligible and flew through the beautiful complex ... I think we were back out on a quarter of an hour; very disappointed in this final (we feel) OK
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  • This is a site we planned to visit in Bali because it was the biggest in Bali. They should regulate the guides with the price of admission. After purchasing the ticket, I was approached by a girl with...  more »
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  • Huge place, highly recommended to visit. On beginning they will offer you motor bike ride to entrance for some cash....no need as it is 5 minutes walk. Once inside it is amazing. Recommended visit time 2-3 hours
  • Pura yang besar di Bali Wajib dikunjungi jika berlibur ke Bali. Tempat parkir luas. Tersedia ojek menuju pura jika wisatawan atau pemedek lelah jika berjalan kaki ke pura. Saat rainan atau odalan akan sangat padat dan berdesakan.. Tempat membeli oleh2 juga tersebar di pinggir jalan. Begitupun yang lapar ingin menikmati makanan khas di Pura Besakih.. Hemmm,, sate dan Baksonya patut dicoba
  • Big mother temple in Bali. With the quiet places. And many tourist came to see this places. Popular places for Hindu to pray. And many people came to saw the funtastik places in the word
  • I was been there on March 2018. After I buy the ticket for entrance to the temple they just force me pay more for the local guide and moterbike service to get reached to the temple about 1 km.(the guys explain) but in real you can just walk to the temple by yourself. Motorbike service just only 1way service after finished visit the temple you have to walk back to your car !! That’s so bad !!! — Local guide pay (20,000 IDR) but I pay 50,000 IDR because don’t have small money — motorbike service pay 200,000 IDR/person ***** Feeling bad for this place for cheating *****
  • Largest temple in Bali. There are several steps. Those who worship are only allowed inside the temple. Local guide and sarong comes with entry fee. Nearby town was effected by volcano errupting so be prepared for several younger children selling postcards. Beautiful temple and scenery
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