Over a thousand years old, Besakih temple is known as the "Mother Temple of Bali". Perched on the slopes of mount agung, at 1,000 metres (3,000 feet). besakih is the biggest and holiest of all the balinese temples. Named after the dragon god believed to inhabit the mountain, it's said to be the only temple where a hindu of any caste can worship.
The only original wall of the templeLake Batur. As the mountain grows through frequent, minor or not so minor eruptions, it gradually enlarges its base at the expense of the lake, which is slowly shrinking in consequence.