About Sakenan Temple

Sakenan Temple or colloquially known as ‘Pura Sakenan,’ is an important temple in the southern region of Bali, located on the north-western shore of Serangan. The temple was built in the 10th Century by high priest Mpu Kuturan, who arrived in Bali in 1001 AD before the fall of the Majapahit Kingdom. The high priest was on a mission to change the socio-religious aspects of the Balinese communities. Though little things about the temple have changed over the years, the entire event still holds a very important part of the Balinese culture. The temple comprises two significant areas, the largest area having undergone renovation except for its antique walls around the temple grounds, and a smaller part that retains its olden features. The temple was previously built from limestone and corals sourced from coastal reefs of the surrounding areas. This sublime Hindu temple is a prominent religious site for the locals of Bali.

Must See

Sakenan Temple is a Hindu temple located in the northwestern region of Serangan village, so go there to see temple architecture. You can enjoy a spectacular view of the coastline and the Nusa Dua Beach from this temple. 

How to reach

From Denpasar city, you need to take a taxi, it's 7.1 km away and will take 20 minutes to reach via JL. Ahmad Yani Utara road.

If you go there walking then it's 7.1 km from the city and it will take 1.33 hours to reach.

If you go there by bike then it's 7.1 km and it will take 18 min to reach.


  • The temple hosts a colorful festival every 6 months and is popular among natives and tourists alike.
  • If you are amongst the religiously inclined, do not forget to visit this temple when in Denpasar.
  • This place charges fees for visitors on bikes and cars during their annual festival.
  • Pura Sakenan temple can be visited by people following any religion.
  • Make sure that there you can do Sembhyang.
  • Be aware of the notorious monkeys.
  • Photography is allowed.
  • Take a sufficient amount of water with you.
  • Skimpy and revealing clothes are not allowed

Visit Time

Sunday:         8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Monday:        8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday:       8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday:  8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Thursday:     8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday:          8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday:     8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Waiting Time

15 min


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Entrance Fee



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Time you can spend

1 to 2 hours


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