…is not entirely barrier free. In Hinduism, levels and stairs are an important part of the philosophy surrounding a temple. However, also for visitors with disabilities is it possible to explore the many sides of Bali. We bring you there!
Have a look also at our information about accessibility in Bali.
Where to Go
Bali is known as the island of the Gods. Hinduism is alive in everyday life and one encounters ceremonies and offers to the Gods at every turn. The countryside of mountains, terraced rice paddies and forests is covered with temples of every size. Famous for the white sandy beaches in the touristic south, the centre of Bali is dominated by volcanoes, led by the Mount Agung, the Great Mountain, and magnificent lakes in green valleys. Traditional arts and crafts include wild ritual dances, gamelan music, wood carvings and paintings.
The Pura Lempuyang Luhur, one of Bali’s most important temples, spectacularly set into the slopes of Lempuyang mountain, view full view onto great Mount Agung.
Famous Tanah Lot sits on an offshore rock in the ocean, offering spectacular views, especially, but not only, at sunsets.
Pura Taman Ayun, the ‘temple of the beautiful garden’ features traditional architecture with Chinese inspiration.
Goa Lawah temple with thousands of bats is allegedly connected to Besakih, mother temple in the mountains, by a tunnel.
The village Tenganan of the indigenous Bali Aga people follows strict rules for life to maintain their bodily and spiritual integrity.
The Uluwatu temple hangs over the Indian Ocean at the very tip of Nusa Dua, the peninsula in the south of Bali.
The water temple Tirta Empul is built at a holy spring. Its ancient bathing pool is still well used. Big koi fish swim around.
Besakih, the ‘Mother temple’, is the most important, largest and holiest temple of Hindu religion in Bali, built on sacred Mount Agung.
Paradise on Earth
Dance and music are defining elements of Balinese life and culture.
Bali’s biggest Buddhist temple and monastery, Brahmavihara Arama Budha Banjar, is located in the hills above Lovina in northern Bali.
Ulun Danu Beratan temple is beautifully located at the shores of Lake Beratan in central Bali, 1200 meter above sea-level.
The Sangeh Monkey Forest with its giant nutmeg trees surrounding a mysterious temple is inhabited by several clans of friendly monkeys.
The Jatiluwih valleys and hills are covered with rice terraces cultivated with the traditional Subak system, an UNESCO world heritage site.