Pura Besakih is a temple located at the foot of Mount Agung, and is the largest temple in Bali.

Pura Besakih
Located on the eastern side of Java Island, Bali is Indonesia's prima donna of tourism which is well known around the world. Besides famous for its natural beauty, especially the beach, Bali is also famous for its unique and interesting arts and culture.

Bali as a complete tourist destination and integrated has a lot of interesting sights, what are the attractions in Bali that must be visited? 

Pura Besakih is a temple located at the foot of Mount Agung, and is the largest temple in Bali. In Pura Besakih often held a Hindu religious event because Pura Besakih is believed to be a holy place and is the mother of all temples in Bali. 

Besakih Temple is built with the concept of equilibrium of God, man, and nature or often referred to as Tri Hita Karana. To enter the Pura Besakih area, you have to use a sarong that can be borrowed around the location of Pura Besakih.

Get There

This temple is very easy to find, as most people know it as one of the best tourist destinations in Bali. There are several starting points that you may choose to take:

From Kuta, it takes about 2 hours to get here. Simply head east towards Sanur, then follow the fast coastal route, which is connected to the Kusamba Bypass at Tohpati. Then go north until you find the road sign to Besakih, and after a few kilometers from this point turn north. If you are staying around Klungkung, then Besakih is about 20 kilometers north of the town center. Take the Bemo – the small public buses– that will take you to Besakih from Klungkung. Bemos are most frequent in the morning, and it is recommended to change bemos at Rendang, halfway between Klungkung and Besakih.

If you come from the north of Denpasar, it is about 25 kilometers to reach Besakih by car. However, if you stay in the eastern part of Bali such as at Tirta Gangga, Candidasa, or Amed, you can reach Besakih by taking a smaller inland road from Karangasem. This will lead you to the crossroad between Besakih and Klungkung at Rendang, and then turn right to reach Besakih Temple.


During your hour-long drive, you will enjoy beautiful views traveling through  forests, villages, and rice fields. If you are willing to make a short stop in one of the villages, you will see how the locals live, and learn a bit about their unique houses. 

Pura Besakih Temple