Bali Temples Photos

The Hindu culture on the island of Bali has thousands of temples & shrines. Some are important to the whole Island, some are village level, some for family compounds & the bulk are in homes. Balinese temples are noted for elaborate carvings, meru (odd-numbered multi-roofed towers), & numerous offerings as befits a very active religious life. Photos include the famous monkey & bat temples.

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Moss covered carving at Denpasar Museum. Bali, Indonesia.Carving of a god riding an elephant. Bali, Indonesia.Two winged guardians form stair railings. Bali, Indonesia.Bangli temple under banyan tree. Bali, Indonesia.
Moss covered carving at Denpasar Museum. Bali, Indonesia.Carving of a god riding an elephant. Bali, Indonesia.Two winged guardians form stair railings. Bali, Indonesia.Bangli temple under banyan tree. Bali, Indonesia.
Bangli temple carved serpent of Pura Kehen. Bali, Indonesia.Meru of Pura Taman Ayun temple at Mengwi. Bali, Indonesia.Meru must have 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9 or 11 roof levels. Bali, Indonesia.Carved face of Pura Taman Ayun temple at Mengwi. Bali, Indonesia.
Bangli temple carved serpent of Pura Kehen. Bali, Indonesia.Meru (multi-tiered shrine) of Pura Taman Ayun temple at Mengwi. Bali, Indonesia.Meru must have 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9 or 11 roof levels. Bali, Indonesia.Carved face of Pura Taman Ayun temple at Mengwi. Bali, Indonesia.
Carved guardian with flower offering of Pura Taman Ayun temple at Mengwi. Bali, Indonesia.Temple Pura Besakih, a temple for the whole island. Bali, Indonesia.Merus at Temple Pura Besakih. Bali, Indonesia.A small village shrine. Bali, Indonesia.
Carved guardian with flower offering of Pura Taman Ayun temple at Mengwi. Bali, Indonesia.Temple Pura Besakih, a temple for the whole island. Bali, Indonesia.Merus at Temple Pura Besakih. Bali, Indonesia.A small village shrine. Bali, Indonesia.
A home shrine. Bali, Indonesia.A family shrine. Bali, Indonesia.Temple offerings for sale at stand. Bali, Indonesia.Temple in hills with flags. Bali, Indonesia.
A home shrine. Bali, Indonesia.A family shrine. Bali, Indonesia.Temple offerings for sale at stand. Bali, Indonesia.Temple in hills with flags. Bali, Indonesia.
According to the Balinese religion, any impure person passing between such temple gates will be crushed between them. Bali, Indonesia.Offerings in a temple. Bali, Indonesia.Highly decorated temple offering of food. Bali, Indonesia.Garuda design on temple flag. Bali, Indonesia.
According to the Balinese religion, any impure person passing between such temple gates will be crushed between them. Bali, Indonesia.Offerings in a temple. Bali, Indonesia.Highly decorated temple offering of food. Bali, Indonesia.Garuda design on temple flag. Bali, Indonesia.
Worshippers at Goa Lawah bat cave temple. Bali, Indonesia.Offerings at Goa Lawah bat cave temple. Bali, Indonesia.Opening of Goa Lawah bat cave temple. Bali, Indonesia.Merus in Goa Lawah bat cave temple. Bali, Indonesia.
Worshippers at Goa Lawah bat cave temple. Bali, Indonesia.Offerings at Goa Lawah bat cave temple. Bali, Indonesia.Opening of Goa Lawah bat cave temple. Bali, Indonesia.Merus in Goa Lawah bat cave temple. Bali, Indonesia.
Bats on ceiling of Goa Lawah bat cave. Bali, Indonesia.Bats cling to ceiling of Goa Lawah bat cave. Bali, Indonesia.Tourist ends up with monkey on head at monkey temple. Bali, Indonesia.Monkey sits on carving at monkey temple. Bali, Indonesia.
Bats on ceiling of Goa Lawah bat cave. Bali, Indonesia.Bats cling to ceiling of Goa Lawah bat cave. Bali, Indonesia.Tourist ends up with monkey on head at monkey temple. Bali, Indonesia.Monkey sits on carving at monkey temple. Bali, Indonesia.
Carved elephant statue at a temple. Bali, Indonesia.Carvings at Denpasar Museum. Bali, Indonesia.Antique carvings at Denpasar Museum. Bali, Indonesia.Winged carving stands over offering of rice cakes. Bali, Indonesia.
Carved elephant statue at a temple. Bali, Indonesia.Carvings at Denpasar Museum. Bali, Indonesia.Antique carvings at Denpasar Museum. Bali, Indonesia.Winged carving stands over offering of rice cakes. Bali, Indonesia.
Moss covered elephant carving with flower offerings behind ears. Bali, Indonesia.Carving of head decked with flowers. Bali, Indonesia.

Moss covered elephant carving with flower offerings behind ears. Bali, Indonesia.Carving of head decked with flowers. Bali, Indonesia.


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