Bali has thousands of temples, when you take into account the major temples, village and family temples. For a newcomer it can be hard to get grip of what the temples stand for and how important they are.
Besakih temple is the most important temple in Bali. Though not the the most beautiful, Besakih is certainly the largest extending over 3kms into the surrounding forest. Perched on the western side of Gunung Agung, Besakih holds a special place for Balinese Hindus and visiting the temple to recieve blessings […]
Pura Penataran Agung is the main temple in the Besakih complex. For people who intend visiting the temple here is a map detailing the individual shrines and points of interest. Pura Penataran Agung is unique in many ways, not least in that it is split into 6 separate levels, so […]
Here is a map of Pura Penataran Agung at Besakih temple in East Bali, detailing shrines and other important places.
Here is map of Besakih temple Bali showing the location of the major temple structures.
The preparations occurred in 1963 upon the request of President Sukarno and shortly after a massive volcanic eruption of Gunung Agung killed almost two thousand people. This highly religious and important festival was held again in the early months of 1979.
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