Indonesia 15 November: Karangasem - Besakih Mother Temple
A visit to the Mother Temple
Our next stop was the Besakih Temple, commonly referred to as the "Mother Temple". It is a complex of temples located in the village of Besakih on the slopes of Mount Agung which you can see in the background of this image.
It is the most important, the largest and holiest temple of Hindu religion in Bali. Perched nearly 1000 meters up the side of Gunung Agung. The temple is built on six levels, terraced up the slope. The entrance is marked by a candi bentar (split gateway).