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
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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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jwgbusiness
Thornhill, Canada149 contributions
Dec 2019
The temple is an awesome piece of architecture that is situated up in the mountains, 1200 metres above sea level, sitting at the edge of a lake. It took our taxi driver about two hours from port to get there. We were amazed at the beauty and tranquility of this place. The well kept lawns and surrounding lake exude a sense of peace and calm. Lots of visitors. Unfortunately, the day we were there, it was drizzling with a bit of fog, adding to the mystic of the area. The temple can be found on their 50,000 bank note. The traffic going back was horrendous and we took much longer but our driver got us in on time for our ship's departure.
Written February 9, 2020
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Joy_Sinha
Kolkata (Calcutta), India2,388 contributions
Dec 2019
Pura Ulun Danu Beratan is located on shores of lake Beratan in Bali, Indonesia. Believed to be built in 1663, it is a major Hindu Shivaite temple . This amazing temple is located 1200 mts above sea level. From Seminyak, Bali this temple is a drive of 2.5 hours. There is an entry fee of IDR 50,000 per person to this place. The usual opening hours are from 8 A.M to 6 P.M
The temple grounds are spread out with lust green vegetation. There are well laid out pathways leading to the edge areas of the Beratan Lake. The location is scenic and a very good photo spot in Bali. The place has many public facilities like Toilets, restrooms, food, shopping and of course parking.
Written April 20, 2020
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hyd_foodexplorer
Hyderabad, India562 contributions
Jan 2020
Ulun Danu temple was a little far towards the north. It took us almost 2 hours to reach from our hotel. I found this to be better than the Tirta Empul as its surrounded by a lot of greenery and is on a lakeside. You’ll have to buy tickets here again, its 50000 IDR per person if i’m not wrong. The temple is well maintained and has a lot of ancient architecture.

Apart from the temple, the premises are filled with colorful flower plants, they have a small restaurant with lunch buffets available. On your way out you’ll find a lot of shops selling handicrafts, you’ll need some bargaining skills here.
Written May 4, 2020
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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 December 23, 2020
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Abana87
Leeds, UK80 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 October 4, 2020
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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 September 19, 2021
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KEITH H
London, UK1,477 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
We went on a half day tour to Ulun Danu Bratan Temple from Ubud, which is about one and a half hours drive away.

We loved the beautiful location, the well maintained landscaped garden and the cool, clean and fresh air.

A great place to take some magnificent photos and enjoy the scenery across the lake.

The crowds were not too heavy and taking pictures very easy.

A couple of downsides though, (1) High admission cost of 75000 IDR per person and (2) The new concrete suspended roadway hugging the nearby mountain rather spoils the views of the temple.

Well worth a visit though !

Written January 29, 2020
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Chelsea B
Milton Keynes, UK1,905 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 June 30, 2020
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The Honey Dreamers
Bali, Indonesia136 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
We went there on a Sunday morning. After 7 years living in Bali, we finally decided to check out this famous spot. We drove all the way from Seminyak with our car and it took us around 1 hour and 20 minutes. We arrived at around 8am. The place was so peaceful and quiet... We were taking some pictures when a super nice balinese guy asked us if we wanted to go on the lake with a boat. He was super funny and spoke perfectly french. He took hundreds of pictures for us to make sure we had plenty of memories... Such a lovely experience.
Written February 17, 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 September 12, 2020
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