KOMPAS.com – Although Indonesia’s Bali is famously known as the Island of Gods, travelers also often refer to it as Island of a Thousand Temples, and for good reason.
The latter moniker reflects the numerous temples in Bali that have served as both a place of worship for Hindu followers and popular tourist destinations in Indonesia.
From the surrounding natural beauty to the distinct temple architecture to the local traditions such as religious ceremonies, there are plenty of reasons for travelers to come and visit one of the Bali temples.
If you are short on time during your vacation to the island, Tour Leader, Sonny, from Avia Tour has highlighted five of the most interesting Bali temples to visit.
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The five temples in Bali listed below are what Sonny believes is ideal for culture tourism enthusiasts.
“Bali is known as the Island of a Thousand Temples because of the innumerable Bali temples with Tanah Lot Temple being the most famous. Everyone has heard of Tanah Lot Temple. However, there are other magnificent temples including Pura Besakih Temple, Uluwatu Temple, Tirta Empul Temple, and many more.”
Here are five of the best Bali temples for you to visit for an unforgettable vacation to Indonesia:
1. Tanah Lot Temple
Out of all the famous tourist destinations on the island, Tanah Lot Temple is arguably the most popular attraction.