Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

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andrejav andrejav
751 reviews
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan Jul 07, 2013
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, or Pura Bratan, is the second most important temple in Bali after the mother temple Besakih. It is dedicated to goddess of rivers and lakes and it is built in 1926 in the crater of the volcano. The volcano has three lakes and this temple is found on the shores of Danau Bratan (Lake Bratan), near Bedugul.

Whole complex is very touristy and large buses are constantly bringing huge hoards of people. Ticket to go in the complex is cheap, but still the most expensive on the whole island. There is no much you can see inside aside of two small islands with small temples. There are also few temple complexes in the park area but you can’t go inside (which is strange because all Bali temples are usually open)… Too much hype for couple of pictures and the hustle. There are many pristine and beautiful temples all over the island where you can get real feel of the tradition, culture and beauty.
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yuness yuness
250 reviews
'Bautiful Temple with nice garden' Oct 10, 2012
Ulun Danu Temple can be reached by private or rented vehicle it will take a journey of about 1 and half hours drive North for approximately 50 km from the city of Denpasar and from Kuta add about 1 hour. To go there you are going by many winding roads and hill climbs but the views are remarkable and breathtaking.

Ulun Danu Temple attractions are located in the village of Kuning Temple, Baturiti, Tabanan regency. Follow the road to Lake Bratan where there is parking. A Small fee is to be paid to enter the Temple Gardens and the Lakes shore side paths.

Ulun Danu Temple build in 1663 is complete of 2 parts, the main attraction being the Water Temple that sits on a rock platform from the shore edge into the lake, the other part is build within the Garden grounds...These Temples are both sacred and no entry was allowed inside the sacred and holy parts, (no sarong needed). Aside from this the attractions are stunning and beautiful. Ulun Danu Temple name taken from the lake and is a place of worship of the Goddess Danu Sang Hyang as the giver of fertility.

In this area the air is often cool and sometimes there is a fog blanket, but you are presented with enchanting beauty of the Mountains and Lake Bratan.

Lake Bratan is a natural Crater lake formed by the now inactive Volcano Mount Batur and sits over 1,200 meters above sea level.

Other attractions are boat rides (when operated), a Restaurant and Art and Craft are held here on occasions (not weekly). Check for event times at www.ulundanuberatanbali.com

Ulun Danu temple is a tourist attraction that would be a pity if you miss when coming to Bali.
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yuness says:
Yes, the place to undertake peaceful spiritual pray..
Posted on: Mar 24, 2013
rsvpme says:
Very peaceful looking place....spiritual.
Posted on: Mar 24, 2013
pearcetoyou pearceto…
205 reviews
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan Temple Mar 20, 2011
Situated in the central northern portion of Bali, Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, or Pura Bratan, is a major water temple in Bali open from 7AM to 5PM. Entrance fee is 5,000rp per person or about .55 cents. There are two water temples in Bali, the other one is Pura Ulun Danu Batur. The Pura Teratai Bang temple sits on the shore of the lake and is one of the most photographed temples on Bali, so bring your camera! Ceremonies are still held in the temple which celebrate waters supplies to balinese farmers and fittingly the temple is dedicated to Dewi Danu the water god.

The elevation here is over 2000 feet and the temperatures are noticeably cooler if you're coming up from Kuta or lower areas. One of the things I liked about this place is that it's not too crowded and you can take your time enjoying the scenery. The gardens are very well manicured and large in size with several paths weaving through the exotic garden beds and highlighted with many statues of animals. You can freely tour the grounds on your own or pay a small fee for a guide.

There is a restaurant on the grounds that serves both local Indonesian food and western dishes (we didn't eat here, though). Also, local villagers will take tourists on a guided paddle around the lake where many more picturesque views of the temple and surrounding area can be seen.

This is a very peaceful location that is well worth visiting if you want to get away from it all for a few hours. It takes about 2 hours to get here from Kuta and the ride getting here is also part of the fun! They get a lot of rain here, it seems, so bring an umbrella!
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Acy_jkt Acy_jkt
118 reviews
The Beautiful Temple and The Lake Dec 11, 2010
The name is actually PURA ULUN DANU BERATAN as written in the entrance. I have been there several times, unlike the other tourism places in Bali that are identical with the tropical heat, this one has the very cool and relaxing breeze. The place is up in the hill of Bedugul on the Lake Beratan.

Recommended to go in the morning or afternoon as when it is getting late, it will be cloudy and foggy, you would not enjoy the beautiful scenery as much.

The temple was build by the Mengwi Kingdom, by the king of I Gusti Agung Putu in the edge of the Lake Beratan before he built the Pura Taman Ayu (reviewed separately). That is where the name of the temple came from, the lake.

The Pura Ulun Danu Beratan consists of 4 complex that are Pura Lingga Petak, Pura Penataran Pucak Mangu, Pura Terate Bang and Pura Dalem Purwa. All are to worship the Gods.

On the left side of pura Ulun Danu Beratan (front) there are sarcophagus and a stone board that came from megalithic era about 500 Before Century. The complex is surrounded by beautiful garden with many kinds of flowers and the statues of different kinds of animals.

The place is awesome and sacred for the Balinese. A must visit place when you are in Bali, a beautiful place with the very cheap entrance fee.
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Hadi25 says:
The Best Temple And Truly Hassle Free ...
Great View & Environment ...
Cool When U Come Morning ....
Posted on: Dec 11, 2010
bernard69 bernard69
202 reviews
An attractive directional Balinese Temple Apr 03, 2007
Located in Bedugul highlands,built in 1633 by the King of Mengwi,dedicated to Dewi Danu,the Goddess of the waters,the main building of the Temple lies on a small island of the Lake Bratan.As the lake is one of the major lakes which supplies water for the ricefields all over Bali,ceremonies and pilgrimages are held here to ensure that farmers in Bali have enough water and bountiful crops.

The Temple consists of several shrines on the grounds,along the shore but the most beautiful is the conventional Hindu thatched meru which seems floatting in the middle of the lake.

On the mainland,Pura Teratai Bang(black lotus), featuring a seven thatched-roofed meru is dedicated to the God Brahma.

There are also a three roofed meru dedicated to Siwa and an eleven roofed one to Wisnu.

Walking past the entrance are a large banyan,lovely gardens and a Buddhist shrine.

Also on the site is a Mosque, opposite the Hindu Temple.
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan Bali
Mosque on the left,Pura Ulun Danu …
Ceremony at Pura Ulun Danu Bratan …
Ceremony dedicated to the Goddess …
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rheagirl says:
Great pictures! Can't wait to see Bali. :D
Posted on: Mar 19, 2011

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