Besakih Temple Courtyard
The image shows the courtyard of one of the temples in Besakih located 30 miles northeast of Ubud in Bali, Indonesia. Known as the Mother Temple, Besakih is the holiest place in Bali for the Balinese Hindus. It is a complex of several Hindu temples dedicated to Vishnu, Shiva, and Brahma. The Besakih Temple complex was built on the slopes of Mount Agung, an active volcano.
Besakih was declared a World Heritage Site in 1995. Although built more than 1000 years ago, the temples are actively used by the Balinese Hindus, who come here from all over the island to participate in various festivals and private temple ceremonies.
Besakih Temple main entrance
Inner sanctum of a temple in Besakih
Besakih Temple pagodas
Devotees entering Besakih Temple with offerings
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