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Over a thousand years old, Besakih Temple is known as the "Mother Temple of Bali". Perched on the slopes of Mount Agung, at a lofty 1000 metres (3000 feet)Pura Besakih is the paramount Hindu temple on Bali. Located high on the slopes of the volcano...more
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Jl. Raya Besakih, Karangasem, Indonesia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Definitely a place worth to visit because it's a more than 1000 years old. Fascinating views and buildings and everything covered in mystery. However beware that a one way transportation and a guide is included in the price of the ticket because they still Try...More

Thank Meglena K
Reviewed 5 days ago

I read a lot of negative reviews and was in two minds about visiting Besakih as there is no shortage of temples in Bali. However I did visit this temple and I thought it was the most beautiful and majestic one of all so I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I checked other reviews before our visit, and I have to tell we didn't see any problem here. Entrance fee is 60k, and it includes the guiding and the sarong as well. The people didn't want to sell us anything more forced than any other...More

Thank freee20
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The mother temple is the most expensive temple in Bali (60k/person, not even toilet included) and not really impressive. All temples inside are closed for visitors so you are just walking around. Guides are really pushy and don't want to leave you alone. They just...More

1  Thank Joana A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived the site with our rental motorbikes, then walked a little to the main site of temple. The site is wide open with nice panorama. We had a guide for the tour. He told us the historic beautiful stories. We also happened to see...More

Thank LiuC48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We read a lot of negative reviews. However we still wanted to give it a try. It was a great experience and we didnt feel cheated at all. For 60k IDR / person, it already covered entrance fee, sarong rental and local guide. People weren’t...More

Thank Adrian M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Besakih Temple during a day trip with Eco Bali Tours. The temples and grounds themselves were beautiful and very well maintained over the years, however we were taken aback by the pushy tour guides. Our driver for the day said that we did...More

Thank Sam K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance fee is IDR60k/person, including 1 tourguide and 1 way of fetching you to the temple by motorbike. It is a very large area with a clear view of the mountain. It takes us 1 hour to visit this place. After the tour, the...More

Thank Wendie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the temple around 4 or 5 pm, we paid the entrance fees of 60k idr then we rode scooters behind some guys to reach the mother temple. There will be people trying to sell you some offerings for 10k I think, if you're...More

Thank laila m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This temple is the most expensive temple in Bali (60k/person, not even toilet included) and not worth it at all. All temples inside are closed for visitors so you are just walking around. Guides are really pushy and don't want to leave you alone. Stuff...More

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hands1987
20 December 2017|
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Response from Rudi M | Reviewed this property |
Open as of January 2018, but on stand by should the volcano erupt again.
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MagdalenaS5999
29 October 2017|
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Response from didik s | Reviewed this property |
Government still set 6-7.5 danger radius from Mount Agung including Besakih...but the danger status has been lowered...
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Myo M
8 October 2017|
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Response from didik s | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know Besakih is closed effectively since September 23, 2017 due to Mount Agung increasing activity.
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