Kintamani Besakih Tour
Next, visit the village of Mas, which is renowned for its intricate wood carvings before continuing to Celuk, a centre for Balinese silver and gold-smiths where both traditional and modern methods of crafting ornaments
and jewellery can be observed.
Continue to Tirta Empul Temple. Located a little north of Ubud, this revered temple is also known as Tampak Siring temple and famous among Balinese Hindus for its holy waters which are believed to wash away any bad
Then proceed to the village of Kintamani, the best spot, weather permitting, for views of Mount Batur, an active volcano which sits alongside Lake Batur. Scanning the horizon from left to right, you will observe that Kintamani sits on the caldera rim of a huge volcano, and Mount Batur, directly in front of you, is merely a ‘small’ mountain that has been created by thousands of years of volcanic activity. Enjoy a buffet lunch served in a local restaurant overlooking the volcano while you ponder on the mighty forces of Mother Nature that created this vista.
One of today’s highlights is the visit to the Hindu Besakih temple, known as the ‘mother temple of Bali’. Over one-thousand years old, the temple is situated at around 1,000 metres on the volcanic slopes of Mount Agung,
the island’s largest mountain. Besakih is Bali’s largest temple comprising 23 individual but related temples. Every day pilgrims can be seen praying at this house of worship and, on special ceremonial days, there could be
thousands of people here paying their respects to their gods.