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Famous Bali Tourist Temple Will Increase Entry Fees Next Month

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Bit by bit, the cost of travel in Bali is rising.

Whether it be the new tourism tax or the cost of attractions, some tourists have noted the cost of their annual vacation in Bali is creeping up and up. 

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At the start of the year, a number of top tourist attractions increased their entry ticket prices for tourists.

They included privately owned businesses and tour attractions and government-managed cultural sites and heritage landmarks.

The subtle increase in prices at movement-managed tourist attractions like Tanah Lot Temple really won’t break the bank for most tourists, but it is still something to be aware of. 

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Tourists planning to visit the iconic Gates of Heaven Temple, officially known as Lempuyang Temple, will have to pay a little extra as of the 1st of March.

The world-famous temple is one of the most popular cultural attractions on the island. Tourists have been known to queue for upward of four hours just to get their photos stood between the famous gates overlooking sacred Mount Agung. 

Head of Purwayu Traditional Village and Tourism at Lempuyang Temple, Nyoman Jati, told reporters that the increase in ticket prices would not break the bank, and tourists should not be put off by the price increases.

He noted that the subtle increase in entry ticket prices reflects improvements made at the temple for tourists and rising prices across the board.

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Jati said, “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.” This is an increase of approx USD 1 to USD 4.50.

Jati also shared that he did not want the ticket prices to be a burden to tourists and that he would communicate with travel agents and tour providers so that everyone is all on the same page about pricing come the 1st of March. 

A day trip to Lempuyang Temple is the perfect way to explore a little of what East Bali has to offer. Loaded in Karangasem Regency, tourists planning to spend some time in the east of the island should also plan to stay a few nights in resorts like Amed and visit cultural wonders like Tirta Gangga and Puri Agung Karangasem as well as Lempuyang Temple.

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Other tourist attractions that have increased prices this year include Jatiluwah Rice Terraces and Tanah Lot Temple.

Both of these cultural attractions have increased fees already and have not seen a drop in the number of visitors coming to explore. 


Tourists love visiting Lempuyang Temple, though, in the coming weeks, tourists must be prepared for the island’s temple to be closed at certain hours, in part or in full, in the run-up to Nyepi Day.

Nyepi Day is the Balinese New Year, also known as the Day of Silence.

Preparations for the beautiful festival are already underway; while everyone must stay at home or at their hotels on the 11th of March, everyone is busy and running around prepping for the celebration for the next few weeks. This includes an increased number of ceremonies at Bali’s temples.


Tourists visiting Bali should always be mindful that temples are not there for show.

Bali’s temples are an alive and essential element of local culture, and ceremonies for the local community will always take priority over tourists’ visits.

This is why tourists must be respectful if they arrive at a temple to find it closed for a ceremony or if certain elements of the temple are not open to tourists for the same reason.


Tourists who are approached by a member of the pecalang (local security) should honor their instructions regarding temple and road closures, even if it doesn’t seem immediately apparent why they are being turned away or sent toward a division. 

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Wednesday 28th of February 2024

Maybe they need a new plastic chair and mirror on which to take your pretend water reflection photos with.

Rakesh Tejwani

Wednesday 28th of February 2024

We want visit

Wayan Bo

Thursday 29th of February 2024

@Rakesh Tejwani, affordable only for maharaja’s, please tell us how it was 🤣

Tri w

Tuesday 27th of February 2024

I love Bali as heritage culture and natural landscape


Tuesday 27th of February 2024

Silly tourists who want their Instagram photo should pay much more, they wouldn't mind that, they need to show off. Hilarious bules.


Thursday 29th of February 2024

@Exp, exactly. I can't believe people wait for hours and pay for that crappy photo.


Wednesday 28th of February 2024

@Nyoman, The Balinese use a mirror to fake water reflection. The perfect scam for gullible tourists.

Tourists spend the whole day and a lot of cash for something they could have photoshopped on their own.


Wednesday 28th of February 2024

@Nyoman, not just bules.

Dr. Michael Beer

Tuesday 27th of February 2024

Shame of such rip off!