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Top 5 temples in Bali that should not be missed in your trip!

Some people say a holiday to Bali will not be completed without visiting at least one temple in Bali ๐Ÿ›• There are numerous temples all across the beautiful island which offer their own uniqueness and history. Psst... ๐Ÿคซ The best time to visit a Balinese Temple is during a religious ceremony! You will be able to see the Balinese Hindu rituals process. And also, locals will decorate the temple which makes it even more alluring ๐Ÿต๏ธ

Here are 5 temples must-visit temples in Bali that are included in various Infinity Mountain Biking's tours: Tirta Empul, Puncak Penulisan, Ulun Danu Bratan, Luhur Batukaru, and Tanah Lot.

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1. Purify your soul, mind, and body at Pura Tirta Empul ๐Ÿ™

In Balinese, โ€˜Tirta Empulโ€™ means โ€˜Holy Springโ€™. A lot of people visit this temple to cleanse their body and soul of all bad lucks and even cure their diseases. The temple complex has a presidential palace that was built for the first President of Indonesia, Soekarno, in 1954. Now, several buildings are still used to host important guests.

Pura Tirta Empul is definitely one of the busiest temples in Bali. It will be exciting to see what an active temple is like โ€“ to see people praying and bathing under the holy water spring. The temple itself is dedicated to Vishnu, who is the Hindu God of water ๐Ÿ’ง

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2. Trace the Megalithic Age at Pura Puncak Penulisan ๐Ÿ—ฟ

Puncak Penulisan Temple is dedicated to Shiva, one of the third God in the Hindu triumvirate. It was used as a meditation place for the kings in the past ๐Ÿ‘‘ Located at the top of the hill, this temple has a cool and refreshing atmosphere.

Surprisingly, there are still little known facts about the templeโ€™s history which strengthen the templeโ€™s magical ambiance โœจโœจโœจ The view from the temple is superb and you can see the rice terraces and many mountains of Bali from there. Definitely worth a visit!

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3. Escape from the heat for a day at Pura Ulun Danu Bratan ๐ŸŒž

It is also known as the โ€˜floating templeโ€™ as it appears floating at high tide. Located on the shores of Lake Beratan, this Temple is one of the most important temples in Bali which controls the harmony and stability of the entire Island.

The lake itself is the main source of irrigation on the central island. Therefore, local people used the temple for offering ceremony for Dewi Danu, the water goddess of Balinese Hindus. After experiencing the hustle-bustle in the city, make sure to visit this magnificent place for walking, refreshing and recharging your spiritual life ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿƒ

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4. Explore the unique archaeological site - Pura Luhur Batukaru

Located at the foot of Mount Batukaru, Bali's second-highest volcano, the temple is surrounded by cool natural forests, providing a pleasant sightseeing stopover for nature lovers ๐ŸŒฒ Batukaru surprises in many ways - off the main track, the drive to the temple is gorgeous: through woods, villages and un-touristy rice terraces.

Visit this ancient Hindu temple in central Bali and go for a walk on the grounds. Make sure you don't miss the small lake ๐Ÿ˜‰

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5. Witness the beauty of sunset at Pura Tanah Lot ๐ŸŒ‡

This temple is very famous among tourist destinations in Bali with a spectacular view of sunset. At some corner of coral reef around Tanah Lot Temple, there are holy tame snake in black and white color where according to the local society believe that it as a deity property and as the guard of the temple from the bad influence ๐Ÿ

Locals have stalls, shops, and restaurants along the edges of the temple complex where crafts like batik sarongs, wood carvings, bronze sculptures, and ceramics can be purchased. Don't forget to bring your camera, and make sure to get a good spot to capture the sunset! ๐Ÿ“ธ

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