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Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, or Pura Bratan, is a major Shivaite and important water temple (not to confuse with the other major water temple being Pura Ulun Danu Batur). The temple site is located in the mountain highlands near Bedugul on the shores of Lake Bratan. It was built around 1663 and is used to worship the lake and river goddess Dewi Danu.

This picturesque site is featured on an Indonesian banknote and is definitely one of the important and also well-known landmarks of Bali.

Location & Setting

Ulun Danu Bratan (Beratan) is located on the western shore of Lake Bratan. It belongs to the village Candi Kuning which is part of the highlands of Bedugul, Tabanan Regency. The Bedugul area is a favourite weekend and holiday retreat for many locals from all over Bali and the fresh climate and mountainous scenery is a much-enjoyed change from hotter coastal areas. Bedugul is located right in the centre of Bali and the main street passing through connects the south of Bali (coming from Ubud) with north Bali (Singaraja and Lovina) area.

The part of the temple complex in the water has four groups of shrines and are shown on most photographs taken at this temple.

This historical site has been built during the rule of the Mengwi kingdom.
Interestingly there is an old megalithic sarcophagus within the complex, so scientists reckon that this site was established even before the Hindu shrines have been built.

Good to Know

Bring a rain jacket if you can, or a jumper, as it can be quite fresh up here, particularly during the rainy months between November and March.

Besides visiting the temple complex you can hire small traditional boats (jukung) and explore the lake and coastal area. It’s a nice way to explore this unique area and to enjoy the lake and views on the surrounding mountains.
You can even hire fishing equipment. If you are interested in visiting a Botanic Garden is quite nearby.



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  • Kiara Paramita Octaviani

    Ah, I love the view here. And on the way here you can see beautiful scenery along the road. The air also feels good here. Nice place to take a picture or two or a dozens. There are some photographers available too, they can take your picture for a reasonable price and have them printed right away. I recommend them because they know the best angle to take the pictures πŸ‘πŸ»

  • Chhavi Gupta
    Chhavi Gupta
    2 months ago

    It is a really pretty place. Consider it like a garden with Lake nearby. With lots of small places to click photos. Entry fee is 75K pp. There are markets right outside too. We bought some clothes there. As tourists are not allowed in the main complex you can wear anything. Enjoy on a sunny day and get pics clicked!

  • Caty Malo
    Caty Malo
    6 months ago

    One of the most serene and beautiful places I've ever visited. I've loved my visit there. Get there early and you get a nice sunrise and no tourists. My driver and I got there before the sun came out that day. It was so worth it.

  • Deepak Murari
    Deepak Murari
    10 months ago

    I'm not sure if this is called a temple complex because in this area there are many small shrines in separate areas. This place is very large, there is a very large lake, I don't know if this lake has any circulation but it makes the view here more wonderful. I remember I came here on a festival day, a large group of people came in to worship. And apparently there was a boating festival on the lake here. My unforgettable memory here is that I lost my family, it took us a long time to find each other. But while I was lost, I had many interesting feelings of my own. The guests who come here and the people here are very friendly, they helped me capture some moments when I was alone.❀ πŸ‘

  • Nur Idayati
    Nur Idayati
    5 months ago

    I love this place, we can take a lot of picture. There are many beautiful backgrounds for your pictures. The air is cool. Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is on the picture of IDR 50.000 banknote. Entrance fee is 30k for adults. It's worth it for those who love taking pictures. However, this place can be more marvelous if there's more information about the history of Ulun Danu Beratan Temple.

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