While Bali is celebrated the world over for its idyllic beaches, it also boasts some of Asia’s most stunning temples and religious sites.
Ulan Danu Temple
Ulan Danu Temple, or Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, to give it its full name is located in Bedugul, one of Indonesia’s mountainous areas. Bedugul itself is picturesque boasting towering peaks, calm lakes and Indonesia’s largest botanical garden. Ulan Danu is a Hindu water temple complex, comprised of several different buildings, the most iconic of which consists of a tall tower punctuated by several horizontal ‘roofs’ descending in size as they reach the peak of the tower. It's one of Bali’s most famous landmarks and is easily accessible from all the major tourist spots on the island including Kuta and Ubud, making it well worth a visit.
Tanah Lot Temple
Pura Tanah Lot, meaning 'Land in the Sea' in Balinese, is a rock formation situated just off the west coast of Bali. Just one of the seven sea temples around the coast of Bali Tanah Lot has played a part in Balinese mythology since the 16th century and has significant Hindu influence. This popular tourist and cultural attractions is especially enjoyable to see against a beautiful sunset.
Goa Lawah Temple
Also known as the 'Bat Cave' because of it's bat inhabitants, Goa Lawah is one of Bali's most important temples and was established in the 11th century.