Besakih Temple and East Bali Tours
The tour begins to visit Hall of Justice (Kerta Gosa). It is located in the center of Klungkung town in front of Klungkung Puputan Memorial. It was built in 1710 by Dewa Agung, the King of Klungkung. The ceiling in the hall area is uniquely covered by fine painting Kamasan Style. The story of the painting is The Epic of life Balinese Journey of the soul. In the west of the hall there is Museum Semarajaya. The museum exhibits a collection of photos of the King and family in Balinese dress.
Second stop is Bukit Jambul. It is the hill located in north of Klungkung. It will take about 30 minutes drive after we visited Court Justice. It is part of Karangasem Regency. The view of the coast is very beautiful, overlooking to the black sand beach and small island of Nusa Penida. It is also surrounded by clove plantation and the rice terraces.
Third stop is Besakih Mother Temple. It is located in slope of Mount Agung about 1000 meters above sea level. This is the first temple built in Bali or well known as Mother Temple. It was built by a 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.
Fourth stop is Bats Cave Temple (Goa Lawah Temple), the temple is located in Pesingahan Village, Klungkung regency. The temple was built in 11th century by priest Mpu Kuturan or Mpu Rajakerta, this priest who created 4 concepts of temple in Bali. This is one important temple located near the ocean, specially use for Nyegara Gunung ceremony (Nyegara it's mean Ocean and Gunung it's mean Mountain). The Balinese people use Goa Lawah Temple to represent ocean temple and Besakih Temple to represent the mountain temple. The cave inside the temple is filled with thousand of bats.
The last stop is Tengenan Village, the village is occupied by Bali Aga people the original Balinese who arrive in Bali before Majapahit arrival. Pandan war (Ngusaba Sambah Festival) is an event that normally held around May or June to performed creation of local people in producing ikat or Gringsing.
- 2 – 4 pax : USD 65 /pax
- 5 – 8 pax : USD 55/pax
- 9 pax - UP : USD 45/px
- Include: Entrance fee/donation, English speaking guide, Air-conditioned car + driver
- Optional: Lunch: USD 10-15/pax, Dinner : USD 15 – 30/pax
- Nusa Dua & Turtle island is not include boat fee to the island.
Terms & Conditions:
- Rate is net; in US dollar and per person
- Group booking (13 above) will be quoted on ad-hoc basis
- Tour will be as per program, unless there are few factors such as bad weather or time, which not permitted for tour to continue. In this case no refund can be allowed. Therefore it is important to follow the tour guide instruction in time constraint to visit each places of interest.