The Ulun Danu Bratan is a temple you have probably seen before on the pictures if you have been searching for Bali on the internet. The temple is the second most significant temple in Bali, and also referred to as ‘Bali Temple’. The temple was built in the 17th century and located at Lake Beratan.
The name of the temple means; the power or source of Lake Beratan. The design of the temple is a mix between Hindu and Buddhist architecture. The temple has been built as a dedication to the goddess of the lake.
When the water level in Lake Bratan is higher, it surrounds the base of the temple, making it appear floating on the water. Also there is a lot of fog and the misty Bedugul mountain range surrounding the lake, complements the temple’s scenic backdrop.
The time spent at the temple is approximately 1 hour. You can also hire swan paddle boats and explore the lake a little bit.
– If you are a tourist you pay around 75.000 IDR per person.
– Opening hours; 8:00 AM – 18:00 PM
– It’s around 2.5 hours car drive from Seminyak to the temple
– Wear a Sarong while visiting the temple complex and cover bare knees and shoulders.