Ulun Danu Beratan Temple

The temple on the water.

The Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is a famous picturesque landmark and a significant temple complex located on the western side of the Beratan Lake in Bedugul in the north central Bali.

The temple was built in the 17th century in worship of the main Hindu trinity, Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva, as well as the lake goddess, Dewi Danu. The history of the Ulun Danu temple can be traced back to the rise of the Mengwi kingdom. The ‘floating’ temple complex is comprised of four groups of shrines, including the prominent Lingga Petak shrine to its east. There are four gates facing each of the four points of the compass. You can not enter the temple on the water itself, the tiny bridge is removed for tourist and only placed when the temple monks are visiting to pray and make offerings.

Visits to the Ulun Danu Beratan temple area are subject to an entrance fee of IDR 10,000 for foreigners. It is very popular among local tourist and busy during most days. On the grounds are small restaurants, a playground and green areas that makes it a natural stop in the area of Bali when either going to Lovina or the West National Park. Worth a visit if you are in this region of Bali.

Location: Ulun Danu Beratan is located on the western lakeside of the Beratan Lake in the village of Candi Kuning highland region of Bedugul, Tabanan Regency.

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