Besakih is a town located part-way up the side of Mount Agung, the tallest volcano in Bali. What makes Besakih so special, and so awesome, is the Pura Besakih, the Mother Temple which is actually a multi-level compound where eight districts of Bali have their 'representative' temple. On Hindu holidays the temple will be flooded by people who bring their offerings. On most other days, the temple is flooded by tourists hoping to enjoy a clear view of the mountain. Be forewarned, though, tackling the Pura requires that you are in excellent physical condition -- there's a lot of climbing involved ... and a lot of walking. The parking area is at the bottom of a steady climbing road, with about a five hundred meter walk to thebase of the temple.