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Famous Temples and Religious Sites in Bali; Places of worship in Bali

Bali is a beautiful island and a great holiday destination. The rich religious and cultural heritage of the country presents visitors with many sightseeing options on their vacations.


Goa Lawah or the Bat Temple

The temple is quite large in size and it is created artistically surrounding a large entry way to a cavern that houses innumerable numbers of bats. The name of the temple which is Goa Lawah when translated is Bat Temple and the reason is quite clearly its most common residents. The olden yet regal Banyan trees that stand tall guarding the entrance into the temple are characteristic of this place of worship. There are many shrines within the cavern and some of them which can be seen positioned right at the heart of the cave are said to date back to when the temple was initially built. There are also many dragon motifs as the dragon is said to be serving the purpose of watching over the balance of the universe.


Pura Luhur Uluwatu

The location of the Pura Luhur Uluwatu temple steals a lot of the limelight owing to its cliff top position that renders the view of sunsets from this temple, absolutely magical. Nothing can beat the feeling of complete spirituality that surrounds you as you stand in the temple looking out over the shimmering waters below, while the golden sunsets caresses everything within its reach, turning all into liquid gold. The entrance to the temple is sort of a gate split into two with many statues of the Lord Ganesha surrounding it. A couple of sages and a monk are believed to have attained enlightenment at this temple according to the tales of the locals.


Pura Tanah Lot Temple

This spectacular sacred place of worship belongs to the "key directional temples" in Bali and is built skillfully atop a giant rock with the ocean surrounding it. The rock that the temple has been built on has seen many decades go by and has eroded considerably. Renovation and restoration procedures are in place in order to preserve this temple further. The Pura Tanah Lot Temple is beautiful and is one of the places that you must visit during your holiday. The temple is located a about an hour's drive away from hotels and service apartments in Bali such as the Citadines Kuta Beach Bali and others. Nevertheless, it is a drive that is well worth the time, considering that you get to see such a significant and ageless piece of religious history.


Tirta Empul

The beautiful and unique Tirta Empul Temple is not just significant because of its physical appearance. Its aesthetic value is matched shoulder to shoulder by the important role it plays religiously by providing a source of holy water which is utilized widely for the purpose of purification. The Temple has three distinct areas which are separated from each other and you can walk through these areas while observing the beautiful water filled pools as well as the meticulously landscaped gardens filled with tropical flora.