Popular Religious Sites Attractions in Indonesia

Tanah Lot
Bali·Indonesia
4.5/5
3,474 Reviews
Temple
Historical Site
Tanah Lot is one of Bali’s most important landmarks. Its unique offshore setting provides the perfect backdrop for sunset photos. Constructed in the 16th century to honor the Hindu sea god, Baruna, Tanah Lot is one of Bali's most-visited landmarks. The best time to admire Tanah Lot Temple is at sunset. At high tide the narrow connecting strip of land is submerged and the temple is cut off from land. Watch the sun spread across the Indian Ocean and marvel at the romantic look of Tanah Lot Temple with its glowing golden outline.
Tirta Empul Temple
Bali·Indonesia
4.4/5
838 Reviews
Temple
Tirta Empul Temple is was built among the underground springs from which it draws its name. The temple's spring pool is a main attraction. The pool is fed by 10 spring outlets that pour onto a base of fine black sand. Even after thousands of years, the pool waters remain crystal clear, reflecting the blue sky and green trees to create a breathtaking scene. Many locals come here for ritual ceremonies. Visitors can partake by dunking their heads under the spring outlets and moving from left to right around the pool.
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan
Bali·Indonesia
4.3/5
426 Reviews
Temple
The temple on the shores of a pristine crater lake acts as a vehicle for offerings to the water, lake, and river goddess, Danu, of the Balinese Hindu-Buddhist tradition. The king of Mengwi commissioned the temple in 1633 A.D but it still stands as beautifully as ever, adjacent to the “Lake of the Holy Mountain”. Tours are available and speed boat trips around the lake and temple are a popular option.
Prambanan
Yogyakarta·Indonesia
4.4/5
182 Reviews
Temple
Historical Site
Comprising the remains of some 244 temples, World Heritage–listed Prambanan is Indonesia's largest Hindu site and one of Southeast Asia's major attractions. The highlight of the site is the central compound, where eight main and eight minor temples are assembled on a raised platform – an architectural crescendo of carved masonry and staircases, the high note of which is Candi Shiva Mahadeva. Prambanan sits within a large park dotted with lesser temples – a day is needed to do the site justice.
Besakih Temple
Bali·Indonesia
4.2/5
104 Reviews
Historical Site
Temple
Besakih, Rendang, Karangasem Regency, Bali 80863, Indonesia
Istiqlal Mosque
Jakarta·Indonesia
4.4/5
163 Reviews
Mosque
First opened to the public by Indonesia’s first President, Sukarno, on 22 February 1978, the Istiqlal Mosque of Jakarta is the largest mosque in South East Asia both in structure and capacity, as it can accommodate congregations of up to 120,000 people. Located at Jalan Taman Wijaya Kusuma in Central Jakarta, on the north eastern corner of the Merdeka Square, the Istiqlal Mosque stands out with its 45m diameter dome and tall minarets. Istiqlal meaning ‘Independence’, is a reminder of Indonesia’s struggle for national Independence.
Pura Taman Ayun
Bali·Indonesia
4.3/5
126 Reviews
Temple
Jalan Ayodya, Mengwi, Indonesia