Ulun Danu Batur Temple
Ulun Danu Batur Temple
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Pura Ulun Danu Batur, a temple dedicated to the goddess of the lake -Ida Batari Dewi Ulun Danu on the edge of a huge crater. The dominant shrines are Meru's (pagodas) dedicated to the lake goddess and the gods of Mt. Batur and Mt Gunung Agung, the largest volcano in Bali. Pura Penataran Agung Batur is the principal temple, with five main courtyards. The dominant shrines are the merus: an 11 tiered one for the lake goddess and three 9 tiered ones for the gods of Mt Batur, Mt Agung, and Ida Batara Dalem Baturenggong, the deified king of Gelgel who is said to have ruled from 1460 to 1550.
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Anne L
Singapore, Singapore1,074 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Came here for the third time bringing different grp of friends.. i do like the place and the cool weather. If you have time.. please have a visit and enjoy the speed boat ride around the lake. An hour is enough to spend on this place without boat tour.
Written 26 December 2023
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Sandhy W
10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Solo
Total scam by older locals!
There is no ticket selling point.
There is no written rules. Completely nothing. This older locals will chase and yell at you like there is no tomorrow, telling that you showing disrespect to their religion. Its all because you do not want to rent sarong from them and looking for the official place to rent inside the temple.

Go to Kintamani and enjoy the view from coffee shops instead!
Written 18 October 2020
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Aslam_Sherif
London, UK756 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
It is a long drive from Seminyak. On the way to this there are nice view from top of the mountain. This lake is truly heaven on earth, the panoramic view, the lake, the temple, the tourist attractions are perfect, being incredibly inspiration and unforgettably memories. I would effeminately recommend a visit to this.
Written 6 May 2020
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ShawnD75
Sydney, Australia7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
the bus loads of tourists show why this is a must do. its such a beautiful place to visit. very serene and amazing
Written 10 March 2020
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AL_RTW
Incline Village, NV96 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
This is not the water temple you are looking for. This one is commonly mistaken for the other with a similar name in Bratan.

The local community seems fine with the tactics of promoting this incorrectly. The ticket taker was extremely rude and the locals are mostly touts. The grounds of the temple are in horrible shape.

It’s really sad to see and to experience.
Written 28 February 2020
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Sofia
The Netherlands16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Due to the name, people might mix this temple up with the beautiful water situated temple as seen in some pictures from reviews. But please avoid this temple at all cost. This is one big tourist trap. It is not nearly as impressive as other temples in Bali. There is not that much to see inside at all actually and you will be conned from left to right. Even taking a breath there will cost you money.

Learn from our mistake people. If you don’t want to be broke at the end of your day, do not visit this place. Even if you have your own stuff, they will still insist that you are missing something or say that you are doing it wrong (while definitely doing it right) and make you give them money. The phrase “don’t cost money” actually means give me all of your money over here. Expensive lesson and really a bad experience. Spend your money at other temples. They are worthy of it.

And do not forget to pray for those scammers. Cause their souls are definitely not pure.
Written 15 December 2019
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Fotourista
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Prior to seeing the temple, we were welcomed by a well-maintained park by the lake. The special thing about this temple is that it is built on an island which makes it unique and beautiful. I've been here twice and both times it rained in the afternoon.
Written 16 November 2019
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HvPssptWilTrvl
Newton, MA558 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Go here! Ulun Danu Batur Temple is full of tourists and local Indonesians. The excitement is contagious. Full of families, children and generally incredibly well behaved happy people.
Written 6 November 2019
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yh_tan
Penang Island, Malaysia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
As Bali experienced summer weather which all the popular attraction is filled with warm and humid air, Ulun Danu temple is the first temple we felt is the most nice temple to stroll around and taking nice photo with the cold wind and chill air. It is windy when we reached there around 3.30pm mid Oct where it is less crowded and nice to sit down and enjoy the temple and lake view. We have taken many photos and the view is just very refreshing, it is really a nice place to visit.
Written 26 October 2019
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I.White
London, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Not to be confused the the beautiful lake temple of Pura Ulun Danu Beratan. These temples are interesting and overlook a great view....but as soon as you arrive the locals try to rip you off.

We stopped at one stall before reaching to temple to buy a sarong, and we were charged 500K for two sarongs!! When refusing to go through with the purchase, cheaper sarongs magically appeared out of a box, which we managed to get down to 100K each. As we got towards the temple we were surrounded by a group of elder locals who pushed payment for a ticket (35K) and insisted that we had to wear THEIR sarongs and THEIR belts. What we didn't realise was that the tickets we were sold didn't give us access to the main part of the temple, just the 'backlot'. Although the elder locals had insisted we could get in and pointed us towards a locked gate, there was actually another 70K charge to access.

Whilst looking around the outside section we had a self-appointed 'guide' who insisted in following us around, and the tried to sell us his paintings at the end. All in all, the worst experience we had in our two weeks in Bali.
Written 5 October 2019
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