Ulun Danu Beratan Temple

Price Range

0.14 - 4.00

Reviews

4.6

Overview

Ulun Danu Bratan Temple, a majestic sight is locally known as Pura Ulun Danu Beratan and is popularly known as the Floating Temple. The temple is built on the shores of Lake Beratan, surrounded by the highlands of Bedugul region. The lake and the mountains adds a dreamy look to the beautiful architecture of the temple. And yes, the place is as pretty as it looks in the picture. The beauty of the place cast a spell and leaves us spellbound to the surreal beauty.

 

History

The history of the temple can be traced back to the rise of Mengwi Kingdom in the 17th century. The temple was built to worship the Hindu Gods- Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva; and the goddess of the lake- Dewi Danu. The name of the temple means the power or source of the Lake Beratan. The history of the temple is taken from the archeological artefacts identified in the chronicles of Mengwi. The structure of the temple is a blend of Hindu and Buddhist architecture. The temple constituting the three main temples are tiered shrines, the tallest shrine is 11 tiered dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the second is 7 tiered dedicated to Lord Brahma and the shortest 3 tiered is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temples were constructed to honour the gods and invoke fertility and prosperity in the region. The temple also bounds four distinct temples- Dalem Purwa Temple, Terate Bang Temple, Lingga Petak Temple and Penataran Pucak Mangu Temple.

Lake Beratan is the second largest lake in Bali and is a source of irrigation to the paddy rice fields. The lake is situated on the foothills of the ‘holy mountains’. Away from the humdrum of the daily life the place gives a sense of calmness and positive vibes.

 

About

The best time to visit the temple is between 9 AM to 2 PM as the fog resides over the lake after the noon. To witness the beautiful sunrise one must visit the place during the months of October to April. While visiting the temple one must keep in mind that they are visiting a holy place, so should wear appropriate clothes, a sarong and a sash are necessary for both men and women.

The temple is structured to adore the religious diversity of the nation. There is a magnificent banyan tree and to its opposite stands a Buddhist stupa. Robed Buddha encircles the shrine and on the hills, looms a huge mosque. The inner walls of the Hindu temples are sealed from the non-worshipers but the ceremonies can be seen from the gates of the temple. The place spreads out majestic vibes with religious serenity and nature’s beauty. It is a paradise for the photographers.

 

Timings

  • Sunday : 07:00 am to 07:00 pm
  • Sunday : 07:00 am to 07:00 pm
  • Sunday : 07:00 am to 07:00 pm
  • Sunday : 07:00 am to 07:00 pm
  • Sunday : 07:00 am to 07:00 pm
  • Sunday : 07:00 am to 07:00 pm
  • Sunday : 05:00 am to 07:00 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.

 

How to Reach

  • Private transport : It is a 2.5 hour drive Seminyak and 1.5 hours from Ubud, so a private driver is recommended to go visit the temple.

 

Ticket Pricing

  • Motorbike Parking : 0.14 USD
  • Car Parking : 0.4 USD
  • Entrance Fee : 3.14 USD
  1. A peaceful walk in the majestic beauty of nature
  2. Boating
  3. Fishing
  4. Photography
  5. Take a glimpse of religious ceremonies

Address

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Danau Beratan, Candikuning, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia

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AL J
AL J
08/21/2020 14:00
It is so peaceful when I get there , there's only few tourist not like a regular day before.
sam rule
sam rule
08/12/2020 12:12
Great time to go visit whilst very few people there. Beautiful water temple.
Ajay Ayyappan
Ajay Ayyappan
02/24/2020 01:38
A very scenic Hindu temple, with a hill and a lake as a backdrop. The temple complex is incredibly large, complete with landscaped gardens and full of rows of tropical flowers. It was so peaceful and quiet here sitting beside the Bratan Lake. You can enjoy boating at the lake as well. There are lots of picturesque views here and points dedicated for clicking those amazing pictures for your memories. During the high tide when the water rises, it partially submerges the main temple, making it look even more beautiful and scenic. It was our privilege to attend this temple when they were celebrating a festival of sorts and lots of people had gathered for the occasion. They were a music which was so soothing to hear. I loved the place. Must visit when you are in Bali.
Prateek Agarwal
Prateek Agarwal
02/10/2020 18:43
A very scenic Hindu temple, with a hill and a lake as a backdrop. The temple complex is incredibly large, complete with landscaped gardens and full of rows of tropical flowers. It was so peaceful and quiet here sitting beside the Bratan Lake. You can enjoy boating at the lake as well. There are lots of picturesque views here and points dedicated for clicking those amazing pictures for your memories. During the high tide when the water rises, it partially submerges the main temple, making it look even more beautiful and scenic. It was our privilege to attend this temple when they were celebrating a festival of sorts and lots of people had gathered for the occasion. They were a music which was so soothing to hear. I loved the place. Must visit when you are in Bali.
jaslaura
jaslaura
02/18/2020 21:48
This was surely worth the trip. Beautiful temple and we had pretty good and affordable food there. Don't eat right at the entrance, walk further down to the temple and on the left side there is a nice local restaurant. Not a lot of choices but good quality. Bali iced coffee was great. The temple area itself is nice. Entrance is a little high. And unfortunately overrun by tourist. But that's Bali :(

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