Guide To Visiting Besakih Temple With Kids

A Visit To The Mother Temple In Bali

While temples are scattered all over Bali, there is only one mother temple!  Pack a lunch, hire a driver, and prepare to be enchanted at the oh-so-amazing Besakih!

Located on the slopes of Mount Agung in East Bali, Besikih, a 2,000 year old temple, is one of Bali’s most visited temples. There are over 70 festivals celebrated each year at this beauty and worshippers from all over Indonesia enjoy making a pilgrimage here.

The Scoop:

*  Recommended to go early!  The afternoon can get a bit foggy (still beautiful but you can’t see all the views).

*  Mom and dad must wear a sarong at the temple.  Kids are OK wearing their normal clothes.  Pack one from the hotel or you can buy one at the entrance for cheap.

*  You do not need a local tourist guide (despite what everyone at the entry says).

*  Note, you will park about a kilometre away from the entrance so make sure to wear you walking shoes (it is all uphill).  If you prefer (and are not fussed on the safety side), you can hire a motor bike to take you up in 1 minute.

*  There are lots of little tourist shops at the entrance where you can buy snacks and drinks.

*  Bathrooms are available, but they are not the cleanest!

Why Little Steps Loves It:​

Incredible history, architecture, and more!

Who It's Perfect For:

Temple seekers big and small. The bonus...the temperature here is cooler making the whole experience that much better.

What Else:​

There are so many wonderful festivals here, if you can pair up your visit on one of them...it can make for even more cultural fun.

Additional Info:​

Pura Besakih

Jalan Raya Besakih, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia (East Coast)

Want More?

Little Steps Asia knows what families need.
Sign up for our email newsletters to get the most out of Asia!

Sign up for the ultimate Bali email newsletter for families! Hotel deals + secret finds + more delivered straight to your inbox!

RSVP for Guide To Visiting Besakih Temple With Kids