The Mother Temple of Bali

Over a thousand years old, Besakih temple is known as the “Mother Temple of Bali”. Perched on the slopes of mount agung, at 1,000 metres (3,000 feet). besakih is the biggest and holiest of all the balinese temples. Named after the dragon god believed to inhabit the mountain, it’s said to be the only temple where a hindu of any caste can worship.
mother temple, bali
mother temple, bali
mother temple, bali
mother temple, bali
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mother temple, bali
Lake Batur. As the mountain grows through frequent, minor or not so minor eruptions, it gradually enlarges its base at the expense of the lake, which is slowly shrinking in consequence.
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You can still see the lava flows that go right into the lake and the small roads that were carved out in the lava flow.