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Mother Temple of Bali and Lempuyang's Gates of Heaven Tour

Mother Temple of Bali and Lempuyang's Gates of Heaven Tour

Activity provider: Bali Private Tours
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From £68.27 per person

Take a private tour and snap some magical shots of the Gates of Heaven at Pura Lempuyang with the clouds and the majestic Mount Agung in the background. Visit Pura Besakih, the island's biggest temple, known as the mother temple in Bali.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Korean
Pickup included
Your hotel or accommodation in Bali

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Besakih Temple, known as the mother temple of Bali
  • Admire the ancient Gateway to Heaven at Lempuyang Temple and snap some magical photos
  • Visit Tirta Gangga, the most beautiful former royal water palace in eastern Bali
  • Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch while overlooking the river, mountain and rice field
Full description
Following a pick-up from your hotel, you will head to the majestic Lempuyang Temple in the eastern part of Bali. Along the way, pass long stretches of beautiful and pristine rice paddies, travel along winding roads and marvel at breathtaking mountains. There is a reason why this temple is known as the Gateway to Heaven. Be awed by the magical views of Mount Agung behind the temple. Your own private guide will not only snap cool shots for you but also will also explain the history of the ancient temple as well as the Balinese people and their culture. You will then visit Tirta Gangga, which is well known as the most beautiful former royal water palace in Eastern Bali. The water palace features tiered fountains, gardens, and stone sculptures of mythical creatures spouting water into bathing pools. Just outside the palace grounds, the views of the lush rice paddies of northeastern Bali are stunning. After visiting the water palace, you will then enjoy scrumptious buffet lunch overlooking Mount Agung, Telaga Waja river, and the rice fields. When you are finished, make your way to the biggest temple in Bali, Pura Besakih. It is the most important, the largest and the holiest temple of Hindu religion in Bali, and one of a series of Balinese temples. It is also well-known as the mother temple of Bali. The temple miraculously survived the catastrophic volcanic eruption of 1963. Join this unique tour and learn more about the history from your guide.
Includes
  • Private tour guide
  • Return hotel transfer
  • All entrance fees
  • Lunch
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    What to bring

    • Long pants

    Know before you go

    • Please remember to wear long pants or bring a sarong to cover your legs due to the temple visit
    • Good physical condition is required as the tour will involve walking and hiking up steps at the Lempuyang Temple
    • Add-on a photographer to your tour and receive all of your photo files instantly in your device and also 10 edited photos
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 389 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5

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    Our guide Ardika was amazing and the Driver Mr Katun made us feel so safe as we travelled the East side of the island! Ardika’s knowledge of the Balinese culture that he was so kind to share is broad and fascinating. He is very professional and allowed us to move at our own pace while still making sure we saw all the best sites and took wonderful pictures for us as well. Highly recommend!

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    27 April 2022

    Our guide Agus took us to a number of religious and cultural sites. Agus was able to provide insightful information about Balinese history as well as religious practices which gave us a better understanding of the culture we were participating in during our stay in Bali. He was able to answer all of our questions and queries regarding Balinese hinduism and what the various gods, rituals, rites and offerings are for. Besides the tour itself we greatly enjoyed Agus ability to partake in conversations from a spiritual and philosophical perspective of the differences between western and eastern civilization and what life has been like in his country in the past as well as today. He was more like a spiritual guide and he speaks English fluently

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    27 April 2022

    The temple is beautiful, we were lucky because there were hardly anyone there! Then the royal palace was just amazing. It's really very beautiful and the same, there was almost no one. We ate a bit in one of the restaurants and went back to the hotel (the time of Besakih we had already seen it)

    24 April 2022

    Product ID: 158951