Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

Ulun Danu Bratan Temple, Tabanan

Ulun Danu Bratan Temple
4.5
Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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This lakeside temple was constructed in honor of Dewi Danu, goddess of the lake that was formed by a volcanic eruption 30,000 years ago.
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1-2 hours
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Shahrzad sh
Iran2,236 contributions
Oct 2020
One of the most beautiful temples in Bali is here. This temple is located by the lake and surrounded by forested mountains.I think there is a temple in heaven! We boarded a small wooden boat and took close-up photos with the temple. Of course, do not worry, there are photographers who take photos of you and print them for a small fee.After that we boarded another type of boat and went to the middle of the lake. The whole space was covered with fog. It was an unforgettable experience for us.Be sure to buy wild strawberries on the way from local vendors, it tastes dreamy!
Written 19 September 2021
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Srikanth
Toronto, Canada54 contributions
Sep 2020
Set in hills and mountains, this temple in between a lake is a must see.
The serene ambience in this temple town is just amazing.
Visited in Oct 2018
Written 21 August 2021
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petit_sylph
Markham, Canada100 contributions
Apr 2021
We visited Ulun Danu on the way to Lovina.It was deserved when the weather came to be good. The boat trip is recommended.
Written 13 April 2021
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Handojo S
Jakarta, Indonesia281 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
We visited this Beratan Lake (some call it Bedugul Lake because it is located in Bedugul) in late Dec-2020 during Covid pandemic. It took 1,5 hours drive from Seminyak area to Bedugul. The temple is situated on the banks of the lake. A very nice and scenic temple, it is pictured on the IDR50.000 bill. The lake is so calm, and the temperature is cool. The temple is said to be Hindu temple, but there are also Buddha stupas, indicating the harmony between the religions in the past. Visitors can rent boat or speedboat to go around the lake. Entrance fee is Rp.30.000/person, but they also offer a package which includes drink and meals in the restaurant inside the park.
Written 23 December 2020
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Ashley
Ireland13 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Beautiful place to visit in Bali. I am not a really temple lover but I enjoyed this one. Try to go early cause could be really hot around mid day
Written 17 November 2020
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Abana87
Leeds, UK79 contributions
Nov 2019
After a long and winding drive into the depths of Bali's hillsides, our Temple Tour with Discova took us to the one and only Ulun Danu Bratan Temple. Famed for its location on top of a lake, this temple is a hotbed of tourist activity and when the site is as gorgeous as this is, you can hardly be surprised.

This temple has one of the rare benefits of having both distinct Hindu and Buddhist influences on its architecture, with the plurality of belief showing the unique cultural blend that makes Bali so special. There is also a gorgeous mural that shows the history of how the lake has affected the communities around it, which further adds to the local flavour of the temple.

When we visited Ulun Danu, there had been no rainfall in Bali for next to six months, and as a result the lake itself was sitting quite low. This meant that we didn't get to experience the temple at its most picturesque, and yet still the majesty of the temple impressed us.

This all being said, the volume of tourists was so high that it was very difficult to truly enjoy the setting and stories behind the temple at Ulun Danu. I did say that this temple was a hotbed of tourist activity, and while some may enjoy that, I feel that it detracts from the purpose of visiting a temple.
Written 4 October 2020
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MADHURKJAIN
Vadodara, India289 contributions
Oct 2019
To me perhaps the most beautiful of the Balinese temples. Located along the ancient, volcanic Bratan lake and surrounded by wonderful flower gardens, this is a place to unwind yourself and surrender to the divine. Spend a few hours here during your north Bali trip

Also has number of souvenir shops and restaurants near the premises
Written 12 September 2020
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Laaff
Indonesia13 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
I am very happy to be able to take pictures in this very beautiful place, not forgetting the view that is presented is very soothing to the eye.
Beautiful flower garden and clean place.
Written 1 July 2020
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Chelsea B
Milton Keynes, UK1,877 contributions
Aug 2019
The appeal of this temple is it's stunning location, the lake surrounded by mountains, it's all very magical. The gardens next to the temple are beautiful and within the complex there are a restaurant, toilets, play parks and even a hut with a display of animals so there is plenty of occupy your time. The inner sanctums of the temples are not accessible if you're not a worshipper but much of the complex can be viewed from the gates. 
Written 30 June 2020
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Daniel M
St. Albert, Canada7 contributions
Jul 2019
amazing but read carefully the rules, we understand that when they jump, you just stay still but that's only when you don't have anything they want... if that's the case just walk away slowly. The monkeys opened our bag and stole many things
Written 24 May 2020
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