teradesa.com Besakih Karangasem Temple is a place of Hindu worship in Bali. In addition, in this temple area, there is not only one temple, but many temples. Because there are so many temples in one area, Bali Besakih Temple is the largest temple in Indonesia.
Besakih Temple Bali is also often referred to as Pura Agung Besakih. The location of Besakih Temple is in Besakih Village, Rendang District, Karangasem Regency, Bali.
Bali Besakih Temple consists of 1 central temple named Pura Penataran Agung Besakih and there are 18 companion temples that are located around the perimeter of Pura Penataran Agung Besakih. 1 Basukian temple and 17 other temples.
If you have seen photos of this temple, then you will see a large number of stairs and a very large gate. This gate is the entrance to the central area of Penataran Agung Besakih Temple.
Besakih Temple in Bali is the central location of religious activities for Balinese Hindus and Besakih Great Penataran Temple is the largest temple in this temple area. Penataran Agung Besakih Temple has the most places or buildings for prayers. Balinese people usually call by the name Pelinggih and is the center of this temple.
The Largest Hindu Temple in Bali
Next we will briefly discuss the history of Besakih Karangasem Temple. The goal is that when you travel to one of these temple tourist attractions in Bali, you already have an overview of the tourist attractions in Bali that you visit.
Pura Agung Besakih in Bali has been famous to foreign countries, so many foreign or domestic tourists travel to this place. Because of the magnitude of this temple, Pura Agung Besakih got the name as the mother of temples in Bali.
If you now see a magnificent temple building, the location of this temple used to be a wilderness. Surely you can imagine the wilderness in the past, of course there will be many animals. Sorry to digress a bit.
A Brief History of Besakih Temple
You must be asking who built this temple for the first time? At first I didn’t know either, but after reading a history book about temples in Bali then I know the answer. The builder of Besakih Temple is a Hindu religious figure from India who has long settled on the island of Java, his name is Rsi Markandeya.
It is said that at that time there was no Bali Strait as it is now, because the island of Java and the island of Bali were still one and not separated by the ocean. Because of the length of the island that we call now as the island of Java and the island of Bali, this island is named Dawa island which means long island.
In the beginning, Rsi Markandeya, the founder of this temple, meditated on Mount Hyang (Mount Dieng in Central Java). After a long period of meditation, Rsi Markandeya received a revelation to explore the forest on Dawa Island from the south to the north.
At the place where the forest was cleared, Rsi Markandeya planted a jug containing metals and holy water. The metals include gold, silver, copper, iron and bronze. The five metals are called Pancadatu in Balinese society.
In addition to the metals, a gem called Mirahadi is also planted, which means the main mirah. The place where this jug is planted is called Basuki which means congratulations. The name Basuki or selamat is given because the followers of Rsi Markandeya are safe in carrying out their duties in the forest. With the passage of time the name Basuki changed to Besakih.
Location of Besakih Temple Karangasem Bali
Opening hours for tourists can visit from 08:00 – 18:00, but for those who want to pray the temple is open 24 hours. If you want to know the location of Besakih Temple, please use Google Map by clicking the link below.
Transportation to Besakih Temple
The Besakih temple area is located in the Karangasem regency, precisely on the northeast side of the Kuta Bali tourist area.
Most tourists on vacation to the island of Bali will choose to stay in the southern tourist attractions area of the island of Bali. Such as, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Ungasan, Uluwatu, Jimbaran, Canggu, Sanur.
In addition to southern Bali, some Indonesian tourists also choose to stay in the Ubud tourist area.
To go to the location of Besakih temple, then you will need a means of transportation. The best transportation for tours to Besakih temple is to use a private vehicle, either a motorcycle or car. The reason is, for now there is no public transportation serving the south Bali route to Besakih temple.
Renting a Motorcycle
Riding a motorcycle is one way to vacation to Besakih temple. Of course, you don’t need to ride a motorcycle from your home, which is outside Bali. Because on the island of Bali there are many motorcycle rentals available at cheap prices.
The best way to find motorbike rentals in Bali is to use Google. On the Google page, you will find many motorcycle rental service providers.
The price of renting a motorbike in Bali depends on the year of the motorbike and the type of motorbike. The average motorbike rental price in Bali is around IDR 80,000/24 hours without fuel.
Car Rental Bali
In addition to motorbikes, Indonesian tourists who are on a family vacation and with children, prefer to use a car for transportation to travel in Bali.
On the island of Bali there are many car rental service providers and the best way to find car rental services in Bali is to use Google. On the Google page you will find many Bali car rental service providers.
As for the price of rent a car in Bali, it depends on the type of car and the year of assembly of the car. The newer the car, the higher the rental price. For example, the rental price of a Toyota Avanza in Bali is around Rp 250,000/24 hours without fuel. We Wira Rental Car Bali provide cheap Bali car rental services.
Bali Car Rental with Driver
In addition to self-driving car rental services, in Bali there are also car rental services with a driver. Usually tourists who choose to use rent car services in Bali with a driver because they don’t want to wash the car, don’t want to find a parking lot.
The best and safest way to find a rental car provider in Bali with a driver is to use Google. Meanwhile, the price of car rental with driver in Bali depends on the type of car as well as the year of assembly of the car.
For example, the price of Toyota Innova Reborn rental with driver in Bali is IDR 550,000/12 hours without fuel.
For those of you who are on a family vacation with more than 7 participants, it is better for you to use a minibus for transportation in Bali.
For minibuses, in Bali there are generally two types. Namely Isuzu Elf and Toyota Hiace. If you want a cheaper minibus rental price, then the choice is to use the Isuzu Elf rental service in Bali.
On the other hand, if you want to be more comfortable, you should use Toyota Hiace rental service in Bali with driver.
If you need a car rental service in Bali with a driver, we are ready to help you get a car that you can rent with a driver or a car rental without a driver.
We also provide cheap Bali tour packages, one of which is specifically traveling to this temple, we call the tour package to Besakih Temple by the name of Besakih tour.