Day trip

Bali: Besakih Temple & Lempuyang Temple Gates of Heaven Tour

Activity provider: Bali Private Tours

Bali: Besakih Temple & Lempuyang Temple Gates of Heaven Tour

Activity provider: Bali Private Tours
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From US$ 84.05 per person

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Take a private tour and snap magical shots of the Gates of Heaven at Pura Lempuyang as the majestic Mount Agung sits in the background.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Korean
Pickup included
Pickup is available from your hotel or accommodation in Bali.


  • Visit Besakih Temple, known as the mother temple of Bali
  • Admire the ancient Gateway to Heaven at Lempuyang Temple and snap some magical photos
  • Visit Tirta Gangga, the most beautiful former royal water palace in eastern Bali
  • Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch while overlooking the river, mountain and rice field
Full description

Join a guided day trip to the eastern part of Bali to visit the mother temple of Bali, Pura Besakih, along with Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang temple and its iconic Gate of Heaven. Enjoy convenient hotel transfers and a lunch stop overlooking Mount Agung.

Following a pickup from your hotel, head to the majestic Lempuyang Temple in the eastern part of Bali. Along the way, pass long stretches of beautiful and pristine rice paddies, travel along winding roads, and marvel at breathtaking mountains.

Be awed by the magical views of Mount Agung behind the temple. Your own private guide will not only snap cool shots for you but will also explain the history of the ancient temple as well as the Balinese people and their culture.

Next, visit Tirta Gangga, known as the most beautiful former royal water palace in Eastern Bali. Explore the water palace's tiered fountains, gardens, and stone sculptures of mythical creatures spouting water into pools. 

Outside the palace, soak up views of the lush rice paddies of northeastern Bali.

After visiting the water palace, savor a scrumptious buffet lunch overlooking Mount Agung, Telaga Waja river, and the rice fields. When you are finished, make your way to the biggest temple in Bali, Pura Besakih. 

Join this tour of Pura Besakih with your guide and learn why it is the most important, the largest, and the holiest temple of Hindu religion in Bali, and one of a series of Balinese temples. The temple miraculously survived the catastrophic volcanic eruption of 1963.

  • Private tour guide
  • Return hotel transfer
  • All entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Icebox filled with soft drinks (if premium option selected)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Long pants

    Know before you go

    • Please remember to wear long pants or bring a sarong to cover your legs due to the temple visit
    • Good physical condition is required as the tour will involve walking and hiking up steps at the Lempuyang Temple
    • Add-on a photographer to your tour and receive all of your photo files instantly in your device and also 10 edited photos
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 425 reviews

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    The tour was really interesting and had many fun activities. Lempuyang Temple was a bit busy so we didn’t want to wait around to take the photo at the gates, but it was still really interesting to visit. Our tour guide, Rai, was absolutely amazing. Not only was he a great driver, but he was so friendly and accommodating. He told us a lot of information about Bali and he answered all of our questions. I genuinely think he went above and beyond to make it an enjoyable experience for us.

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    August 17, 2022

    Two-time trip definitely worth seeing! Lempuyang temple very far from Ubud, it takes us about 2 and a half hours to get there. Very nice and characteristic place with the famous door in which to take the famous photos with the "fake reflection of the water" created by a mirror placed under the phone. The only flaw is that there is an INFINITE line to take the photo. It can take up to 3 hours to take 5 photos. You have to consider them whether to wait or leave. Beautiful photos but too long a line. Besakih time (mother temple) huge and very characteristic. You can't miss it if you go to Bali. It is a fixed stage. Lunch in a restaurant with a breathtaking view of the rice fields, overlooking Mount Agung. Excellent Judas, local, very cultured, he explained the whole temple to us everything related to the Balinese traditions

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    August 16, 2022

    Great experience! We’ve been doing back to back Get Your Guide bookings as it’s so convenient to book a great day out. We had Agus as our guide who was incredibly informative, respectful and patient. Would highly recommend this trip. You get to dip your toe into the Instagram aspect whilst still learning about the culture and visiting the sacred temples. A must do

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    August 10, 2022

    Product ID: 158951