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Bali’s Most Important Temple Is Increasing Tourist Ticket Prices

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Bali’s most important temple, known as the Mother Temple, is one of the most popular cultural landmarks on the island for tourists.

Pura Agung Besakih will be increasing ticket prices for tourists in April 2024.

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Speaking to reporters, the Head of the Pura Agung Besakih Sacred Area Facilities Management Agency, I Gusti Lanang Muliarta, explained that the ticket price increase had undergone several studies with stakeholders, including the Besakih Traditional Village.

All parties have agreed to increase the entrance ticket to Pura Agung Besakih for tourists to help improve tourist services and overall security on the site.

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Muliarta said, “With this ticket increase, we can further improve services, facilities, and other things for the comfort of tourists who come.”

He added, “With the latest ticket prices, tourists can immediately receive assistance from local guides, sarongs, and even electric vehicles for one delivery and also a toilet.”

As of the 1st of April, foreign tourists can expect to pay IDR 150,000 per visit, an increase from IDR 90,000 until this point. Domestic tourists will pay IDR 80,000, an increase from IDR 50,000.

Muliarta confirmed that all travel agents have been informed about the ticket increase, so those who have paid for day trips upfront or in advance should not be asked to pay the price difference on the day. 

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The price increases at Pura Agung Besakih are incrementally larger than those seen at another culturally and spiritually significant landmark in Bali this year.

However, Pura Agung Besakih is a markedly larger site and is of the utmost spiritual significance to Balinese Hindus. It requires more security and infrastructural and operational support, especially during ceremonies and festivals. 

During the low season, the temple complex sees between 700 and 1,000 visitors a day, though this increases massively during the high season. 

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Since Pura Agung Beskaih is a Balinese Hindu Temple, tourists must wear a sarong and a modest top or shirt when visiting the temple.

Sarongs are available to hire should tourists not bring their own, but many visitors like to purchase their own sarongs in Bali as souvenirs of their travels. 

Tourists planning a visit to Pura Agung Beskaih should be prepared for a lot of walking and a long day trip. There are 23 separate temples to explore across a hilly and sprawling temple complex.

Pura Agung Beskaih is a 90-minute drive from central Ubud and is well worth the journey. 


New Ticket Rates for Tourists in 2024

Tanah Lot Temple in Tabanan Regency, which is one of the busiest cultural landmarks for tourists visit in Bali has increased its entry fees this year.

Foreign adults visiting the temple on the rock will pay IDR 75,000, and children IDR 40,000 per visit. 

Tourists planning on visiting Tanah Lot Temple in the coming weeks should also be aware that the Tourism Police are planning on conducting spot checks on tourists to ensure that all visitors to the island are paying their tourism tax fee. 


The Head of the Bali Tourism Office, Tjok Bagus Pemayun, confirmed this week that “Inspections will be carried out starting next week, March 26th, 2024, to be precise.

We will target tourist attractions in Bali, including Uluwatu, Tanah Lot, Ulun Danu Beratan, and also Tampaksiring.”

Tourists should have their Tourism Tax Voucher, with the QR-code, easily available to show to the friendly tourism police officers, either on the email itself or a screenshot saved to photos or files on a smartphone. 

The price increases at Pura Agung Besakih and Tanah Lot Temple are also matched by increases at Lempuyang Temple in Karangasem Regency.

Better known to tourists as the Gates of Heaven Temple, Lempuyang Temple has also hiked entry ticket fees for tourists this month. 


At the announcement of the new ticket prices, the Head of Purwayu Traditional Village and Tourism at Lempuyang Temple, Nyoman Jati told reporters, “For domestic tourists, prices are increasing from IDR 30,000 to IDR 40,000 and for international tourists from IDR 55,000 to IDR 70,000.”

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Sunday 24th of March 2024

1000 tourists each day at $10 each. Thats $10,000 a day!!!


Monday 25th of March 2024

@Karen, sorry but at $15/day thats $15,000!!!

vicki lee gleeson

Sunday 24th of March 2024

used to nickel and dimming now its just greed


Sunday 24th of March 2024

Rip off bali strikes again


Saturday 23rd of March 2024

So a price hike on top of the tourist tax that was meant to cover the same thing 🤔


Tuesday 26th of March 2024


No. The TT isn't to offset entry fees like this at Besakih.


Saturday 23rd of March 2024

Good luck for a family of 4 getting away with less than 1 Juta (100 AUD) at Besakih after 1st April.


Tuesday 26th of March 2024


$28 for admission leaving 72 for transport, food, tips..100 for 4 people for a day's outing isn't expensive.