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Besakih is known as the Mother of all Balinese temples. She sits 3280 feet (1,000 m) high on the southwestern slopes of Mount Agung, a soaring holy volcano that’s in the Jungutan area of the Karangasem Regency. The temple site is about 25 miles (40 km) from Amed, and 31 miles (50 km) from Ubud, where most visitors will stay. As the only Balinese temple open to Hindus of all castes, Besakih is famous for a variety of different ceremonies. This means you’ll see an astounding array of colorful offerings left by groups of devoted Hindu who make the trek to pay homage. With scenic views and impressive ancient architecture, it’s popular with both religious pilgrims and tourists year round.