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Besakih Temple Tours

Excursion to East-Bali

Route: an ill-known Hindu-Buddhist-Taoist triplet-temple, Pura Besakih – the mothertemple of Bali, Mahagiri rice-terraces, Tirta Gangga water palace.

Our first stop is a tiny and unfamiliar joint temple of Taoism, Buddhism and Hinduism. It is one of the most unique worshipping places in Indonesia, as at this one site gather believers from three faiths: Taoist, Buddhist and Hindu, and they all mix peacefully. Here you can find the Hindu shrine, Buddhist statues and images and Tao altars complete with their gods and goddesses. This temple shows how three different faiths can live in peace in a same place and work hand in hand together. Luckily this place is not yet explored by the industrial mass tourism of Bali, so let us keep it’s name and location remain secret.

Our next stop is Bali’s so called “mother temple”, the Pura Besakih. Built nearly 1000m up on the slopes of Bali’s highest mountain, the Gunung Agung (3142m). The Pura Besakih is the island’s most important and sacred temple-complex of 22 separate but related temples. There’s always a big chance we meet gorgeously dressed devotees with beautifully arranged offerings. The view down to the coast is superb.

The third stop is in the village of Rendang, a strategically located overlook, called Mahagiri. From this place the spectacular view of the mount Agung, Bali's most famous holy mountain, and the lush green rice terraces is breathtaking. The restaurant here offers beautiful view to accompany your lunch and turn it into a memorable eating experience.

Our last stop is the old water palace in the tiny village of Tirta Gangga (Water of the Ganges). Originally built in 1948 the palace has several swimming pools and ornamental ponds, which serve as a fascinating reminder of the old days of the Balinese rajahs. In the top part of the complex you can swim in the pool if you’re in the mood.

Price: 45 USD / person.

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PT. Bali Go Tours
Jl.Tunjung Sari No L7B Denpasar
Bali – Indonesia 80116
Phone: +62.361.413538, +62.361.413556
Fax: +62 361 9005824
URL: www.baligotours.net