Bali's Big Temples

Trip description

Bali is perfect for a spiritual pilgrimage to discover the many temples that cover the island, all more majestic than any other.

Day 1 : Arrival and first visit

Arrival at Denpasar. Visit of the Pura Jagathnata of the capital and Museum. Sunset at Pura Uluwatu, a directional temple perched on a cliff on the Bukit Peninsula. Dinner on the beach of Morbihan.

Day 2 : Viste of one of the most beautiful temples in Bali

Visit of the Taman Ayun Temple of Mengwi and Pura Ulun Danau Bratan by the lake of the same name in Bedugul. Night in Lovina.

Day 3 : Parade parade, all more impressive than each other

Excursion to the temples of Pura Beiji, Pura Maduwe Karang, Pura Ponjok Batu, which are distinguished by their imposing sizes or their bas-reliefs featuring Dutch settlers and their modern means of transport. Night in the neighborhood.

Day 4 : Around Batur Lake

Descent to Batur Lake. Visit of the temple Pura Ulun Danau Batur and walk around the lake to discover the other small temples. Night on site.

Day 5 : Visit of the island's "mother temple"

Early in the morning, visit the island's largest temple, the Pura Besakih complex on the slopes of the Agung volcano. Night in Tirtagangga.

Day 6 : Towards heights

At dawn, discover the Pura Lempuyang and then climb to the temple of Pura Luhur Lempuyang. Return to Tirtagangga, visit of the aquatic palace. Night in Candidasa.

Day 7 : Evil Day

Early in the morning for Padang Bai from whence we take a boat for Nusa Penida, the island where the most powerful evil spirit in Bali, Jero Gede Macaling. Visit of Pura Dalem Penataran Ped. Return to Bali (the Balinese never risk sleeping on Nusa Penida). Night to Padang Bai.

Day 8 : Quiet Balad

Visit of Pura Goa Lawah, cave to bats. Visit of the water gardens of the city of Klungkung. Road to Ubud.

Day 9 : Temples around Ubud

Visit to Pura Gunung Kawi and Pura Tirta Empul north of Ubud. In Ubud, the Pura Saraswati, dedicated to the Hindu goddess of education, is adorned with a lotus pond. In the evening, a traditional dance show at the Pura Dalem in Ubud.

Day 10 : Excursion to the sacred valley of Petanu

Visit of temples of the sacred valley of Petanu south of Ubud. Sunset at Pura Tanah Lot.

Day 11 : En route to the west

The most courageous will go to the Pura Rambut Siwi, a large temple on the west coast of Bali attributed to the memory of Nirartha, such as Tanah Lot and other coastal temples. Night at Balian Beach, a beautiful beach (with dangerous waters) that would have a strong spiritual energy.

Day 12 : A break in green nature

Cap on the village of Wongayagede at the foot of Mount Batukau. A few kilometres away, the big directional temple Pura Luhur Batukau plunged into a landscape of nature. Night in Wongayagede.

Day 13 : Last temples on the way back

Return to the south by the Sangeh Monkey Forest. Visit of Petitgentet temple above Seminyak, night in Seminyak.

Day 14 : Relaxing day and return to reality

Relaxed relaxation and early preparation.

© Dominique Auzias & Jean-Paul Labourdette

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