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  Pura Besakih, the Mother Temple

Bali's oldest, largest, most impressive and austere temple complex sits one-third the way up the slopes of Gunung Agung.

Besakih, actually consisting of three temple compounds, is the Mother Temple of Bali and the most important of the island's Sad Kahyangan religious shrines.

It's Bali's supreme holy place, the essence of all Bali's 20,000 temples, a symbol of religious unity, and the only temple that serves all Balinese. Even though it's touristy, it's still spectacular-good energy!

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