Besakih is a temple complex also known to the Balinese Hindu as the “Mother Temple”. It is the biggest, holiest and most important temple in Bali that is located on the slopes of Mount Agung in East Bali. Built in 1284, there are 23 temples within the complex with the biggest being Pura Penataran Agung; each different but related temple features a different meaning and function according to the Balinese Hindu beliefs.
The grounds surrounding the temple are beautifully taken care of, and the air is cool as the temple is located 1000 metres above sea level. The temple is breathtaking with ancient carvings, temple buildings, statues, gates and entryways, so don’t forget your camera. On the way to Besakih, we’ll stop to visit a few places of interests including Kerta Gosa and Bukit Jambul. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.