Cave of the Bats “Pura Goa Lawah”
This temple is more than 1000 years old and according to the legend it extends to reach the Mother Temple (with more than 30 kilometers in length!).
The place is important for the Balinese in rituals related to life after death. It is usual to see ceremonies almost at any time of the year, despite this you can enter from the side to see the cave that is full of bats. The temple is not very big or as attractive as others but if you are in the area to see if there is a ceremony.
Taman Ayun Temple
This temple is not accessible in all its parts but still the visit is interesting. It is called Temple of the Beautiful Garden and is surrounded by exuberant vegetation. It was created in 1634 and the most striking are the ‘merus’ (pagodas) of different heights.
Ulun Danu Batur Temple
It was built in 1926 and is located at the foot of the Batur Volcano next to the lake. The complex is formed by nine temples dedicated to various gods. It can be visited from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Buddhist temple of Brahma Vihara Arama
It is the only Buddhist temple on the island and is located to the north about 20 kilometers from Singaraja. If you visit the area of Lovina or the resort of Banjar it can be an appropriate visit as it is very close. It is a less touristy area of Bali so if you go in high season it can be a good place to avoid the masses of people from other temples.
It was built in the year 1970 and consists of several gardens, rooms and meditation areas. You will also find several Buddha figures. A piece of Buddhism in the Hindu Bali. One of the areas for ceremonies has a miniature that recalls the imposing pyramidal stupa of Borobudur in Java. Admission is free.
Lotus Temple in UBUD “Pura Saraswati”
Ubud is a good place to establish your base or to spend a couple of days (or more if you can). It is a very touristy place so there are services and hotels of all kinds … maybe it is too touristy … one of the temples is the Lotus Temple, what is special about it is the lake full of lotus flowers at the entrance.
In the 1930s the royal family promoted Ubud to become the art village and that attracted many artists, both national and foreign. This temple was commissioned by the prince of Ubud in honor of the goddess of Wisdom, the Teaching and the Arts, Saraswati. It is located a few minutes from the Ubud Palace.