The temple on the shores of a pristine crater lake acts as a vehicle for offerings to the water, lake, and river goddess, Danu, of the Balinese Hindu-Buddhist tradition. The king of Mengwi commissioned the temple in 1633 A.D but it still stands as beautifully as ever, adjacent to the “Lake of the Holy Mountain”. Tours are available and speed boat trips around the lake and temple are a popular option.
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, is a major Hindu Shaivite Shiva temple located Bedugul, Tabanan - approximately 60 minutes driving from Denpasar. It’s a Floating temple with breathtaking scenery, lake & mountain view, and there is a beautiful flower garden. The architecture and setting was so calm and relaxing. Speechless over the entire temple. Very beautiful setting indeed. Worth the trip. So clean and worth it! I recommend you to check on weather apps gradually, and visit this temple when the weather is good, so your photos will look great with blue sky and vivid color.
Ulun Danu is located in Tabanan Regency Bali. Its a quite a trip going to this place if you are coming from the city.
The best way is to join a local tour or hire a service car with a local driver. For 3 people we paid US$15 each including the tip for the driver (how economical) and the service was for the whole day (10hrs)
This place showcasing one of the most visited cultural heritage of Indonesia so it can get crowded with tourists, best time to explore is the earliest in the morning (they as early as 7am) taking pictures with least people walking around.
Highly suggest to hire a tour guide to enjoy the scenic place with a well informative local. You’ll appreciate this beautiful place more by knowing its history.
After visiting this place, your driver are able to recommend a local restaurants nearby that serves sumptuous flavourful Indonesian delicacies.
Drivers are also good in taking pictures and they’ll gladly help when asked.
A quiet morning well spent at the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. The tranquility of thetemple makes it very special.
Bali must-have card --- Water Temple
Water Temple Pura Ulun Danu Bratan
Address: Danau Beratan