Besakih Temple and East Bali Tour

Full Day Tour - Besakih Temple & East Bali

First stop

Hall of Justice (KERTA GOSA), located in the center of Klungkung town in front of Klungkung Puputan Memorial. Built in 1710 by Dewa Agung the King of Klungkung. The ceiling of the hall completely covered inside with fine painting Kamasan Style. The story of painting is The Epic of life Balinese Journey of the soul. In the midle built Bale Kambang (FLOATING HALL), the ceiling full with Kamasan Painting. In the west of the hall there is Museum Semarajaya collected of the photos of the King and family in Balinese dress.

Entrance fee is paid on the location of destination.

Second stop

Bukit Jambul is the hill located in north of Klungkung, will take about 30 minutes drive after we visited Court Justice, it is part of Karangasem Regency. The view of the coast is very beautifull, overlooking to the black sand beach and small island of Nusa Penida and surrounded by clove plantation and the rice terraces. Free entrance

Third stop

We stop at Besakih Mother Temple, located in slope of Mount Agung about 1000 meters above sea level. This is the first temple built in Bali or well known with MOTHER TEMPLE built by the javanese priest Sri Danghyang Dwijendra who traveled to Bali in 8th century. Besakih Temple has big complex of temple included the family temple who add by another Javanese priest Danghyang Nirartha in 16th century. The main temple courtyard is PENATARAN AGUNG has a triple throne called Padmasana Tiga with separate seats of the trinity gods Brahma, Wisnu and Siwa.

Entrance fee is paid on the location of destination.

Fourth stop

We stop at Tirtagangga or Royal Bathing pool of Karangasem King, the place was built in 1948 by the last King of Karangasem. Located about 1.30 minutes drive from Besakih Temple. The name taken from Tirta it's mean holly water and Gangga is name of holiest river in India. Beautifull scenery with rice field view and hill surounding. Bring your towel and changing clothes enjoy swim at the pool with fresh spring water come from the under ground of Mount Agung

Entrance fee is paid on the location of destination.

Fifth stop

We stop at Tengenan Village, the village is occupied by Bali Aga people the original Balinese who arrive in Bali Bali before Majapahit arrival. Pandan war (NGUSABA SAMBAH FESTIVAL), will be held around May or June and Double ikat or Gringsing cloth well known from this village.

No fixed entrance fee (donation)

Sixth stop

We stop at Candi Dasa Beach, a tourist resort built in east Bali with a some hotel and restaurant. The beach is quiet and small boat lied a long the coast. A litle bit inside Gili Tepekong island is good to do snorkelling, should be rent a boat to go to this island. It offer the chance to see a lot of coral fish. East part there is Candidasa Lagoon and Candidasa Temple, the temple located hillside across from the lagoon.

No Entrance fee