Besakih Temple

Pura Besakih Temple:  Located high on the slopes of Mount Agung is Pura Besakih, which is also known as the mother temple of Hinduism.  This is the most important temple complex in Bali.  Since it is located on the flanks of the volcano, there is some uphill walking to do.  As soon as you park your car in the designated parking lot you will be accosted by touts, many selling you motorbike rides up the hill to the main entrance.  In fact, this uphill walk is not that long and the motorbike rides are completely un-necessary.  Try and time your visit when there is a ceremony at the temple, for that is when you will see it in all it's glory.  Thousands of worshippers in their traditional garbs, with fruits and flowers as offerings, amidst the complex of ancient temples.  And if you're extremely lucky, you will see Mt. Agung towering right behind Pura Besakih.