We often receive questions from people asking questions like “What is the proper dress code when visiting a temple in Bali?” and “Are there any rules I need to be aware of before entering a temple in Bali?” The Balinese are more than happy to welcome you to visit their temples, but you need to remember that temples are holy places, so there are some rules you need to be aware of before visiting a temple in Bali. Below a list of tips to temple dress code and etiquette that are good to know before you start temple touring in Bali.
Beli Temple Etiquette:
-Do wear a scarf or sarong.
Sarongs can usually be rented or are included in the ticket price at most temples in bali.
-Cover your upper body.
Wear modest clothing and wear a top that as a minimum cover over your shoulders.
-Take off your shoes before entering a temple.
Leave your flip-flops or shoes among the other left behind shoes that you are limey to find near the entrance of any temple in bali.
-Dont enter a temple if you are bleeding.
You shouldn’t enter a temple if you have cut yourself or whilst mensturating
-Dont point your feel toward the shrines.
Feet are considered unclean, so don’t point them toward the shrines or the holy objects. When praying man should sit with their legs crosses while women kneel.
-Dont enter a temple if you are pregnant
Pregnant or women who have give birth within 6 weeks shouldn’t enter a temple.
-Dont stand higher than the priest.
it’s considered lack of respect to have tour head higher than the heard of the priest.
-Pay Due Respect.
Remember that you are in a holy place and us common sense. Don’t get in the way of processions and ceremonies and use common courtesy when taking photos.
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