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Bali Temple Festival

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Bali temple festival and events are important features in the social landscape of Bali, and also permanent fixtures in the lives of the Balinese. These festivals and events determines by the calendars of the Balinese from long ago. Every Temple and Shrine has a special date for it annual Ceremony, or ” Odalan “, every 210 days according to Balinese calendar, including the smaller ancestral shrine which each family possesses. Because of this practically every few days a ceremony of festival of some kind takes place in some Village in Bali. There are also times when the entire island celebrated the same Holiday, such as at Galungan, Kuningan, Nyepi day, Saraswati day, Tumpek Landep day, Pagerwesi day, Tumpek Wayang day etc.

The dedication or inauguration day of a Temple consider its birth day and celebration always takes place on the same day if the wuku or 210 day calendar. When new moon is used then the celebration always happens on new moon or full moon. The day of course can differ the religious celebration of a temple lasts at least one full day with some temple celebrating for three days. While the celebration of Besakih temple, the Mother Temple, is never less than 7 days and most of the time it lasts for 11 days, depending on the importance of the occasion.

The celebration is very colorful. The shrine are dressed with pieces of cloths and sometimes with brocade, sailings, decorations of carved wood and sometimes painted with gold and Chinese coins, very beautifully arranged, are hung in the four corners of the shrine. In front of shrine are placed red, white or black umbrellas depending which Gods are worshipped in the shrines.

In front of important shrine one sees, besides these umbrellas soars, tridents and other weapons, the “umbul-umbul”, long flags, all these are prerogatives or attributes of Holiness. In front of the Temple gate put up “Penjor”, long bamboo poles, decorated beautifully ornaments of young coconut leaves, rice and other products of the land. Most beautiful to see are the girls in their colorful attire, carrying offerings, arrangements of all kinds fruits and colored cakes, to the Temple. Every visitor admires the grace with which the carry their load on their heads.


Meeting Point



  • See Balinese genuine cultures and traditions
  • Interaction with people and understand their thought about nature
  • Experiencing the Balinese music, dance, and sacred sites
  • To know more about temple and its architecture

Price Includes

  • Private car and driver services
  • Entrance fees if any
  • Sarong, scarf and uniform to enter a temple
  • Offerings and incense sticks at the temple

Price Excludes

  • Guide service fee
  • Any private expenses
  • Donation at the temple


  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • Entrance Fees
  • Mineral water and soft drinks onboard

Important Information

  • Woman in menstruation period is not allowed to enter the temple
  • Follow your guide instructions when entering the temple or joining a ceremony

What you need to bring

  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Small local cash
  • Camera

Cancellation Policy

Free Cancellation, up to 2 Days Prior

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10:00 - 11:00Meeting and introduction

We’ll meet at 10:00 a.m. at your hotel for a guidance meeting. We will explain all matters need to guide you during the tours. Then we’ll assist you to wear the Balinese uniform such as Sarong, Scarf, and Hat (Udeng). We discuss the plan as what you may want to enjoy the whole tours.

11:00 - 13:00Lunch Time

On our trip to the spot we will also accompany you to enjoy local food for your lunch. There are several restaurants serve local food, western, and Asian foods with local rate.

13:00 - 15:00Temple Festival Spot

When arrive at the temple we will introduce and explain one by one the information that you may need when entering the temple or joining the ceremony. We will spend some hours in the temple until you got the knowledge about the temple festival. There may be some performance like “Gamelan”, Dance, and sacred ritual in the temple.

15:00-17:00Back to the hotel

On our back to your hotel we will enjoy a short coffee break in a coffee shop and natural tropical spices plantation. Arrive at the hotel and enjoy your time.

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John Smith

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Great experiences to know about Balinese way of life

November 1, 2017
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