Besakih Temple

Besakih temple located in the slope of Mount Agung, 1000m above the sea level in Rendang, Karangasem. As the biggest temple in Bali, Besakih is called Pura Ibu which means the centre of all temples in Bali. The history begun when a Holy person of Shiva, Sri Markandya in the 8th century led some people to held a celebration of 5 different metals “Panca Datu” (gold, silver, iron, copper, and pure stone) in a small place in the slope of Mt Agung. Latter, the people build a temple in that place which called Basukian and now known as Besakih.