Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

Bali Tour in incomplete without Bratan Temple in your itinerary.  In the mild, mountain weather, approximately 1,500 meters above sea level, the air is crunchy and fresh. The astonishing clear lake is tranquil and almost perfectly still, the soft breeze that occasionally sweeps across, creating tiny ripples upon its surface, put together an outstanding experience of a lifetime. This is Pura Ulun Danu Bratan temple complex a perfect place to enter in your Bali Tour.

The Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is a famous landmark and a significant temple located on the western side of the Beratan Lake in Bedugul.  Ulun Danu Beratan, literally a beautiful landmark created by God, is easily the island’s most iconic sanctuary sharing the scenic qualities with the seaside temples of Uluwatu and Tanah Lot. It is very well known as the best tourist destination visited by many international and domestic travelers. The coolness of the mountains with a stunning view of the lake, temple and mountains and away from the noise of the city are the reasons that this place is becoming a favorite tourist destination and recommended place, that must be visited while enjoying a holiday in Bali.

Whichever part of Bali you start from, if you are going to Bratan Temple you will have a complete landscape experience including the lake, forest, hill, mountain, farms, and much more. The drive to the lake is picture perfect; also you should stop at the strawberry farms on the way.  Several rituals are held by local people using small traditional boats in the lake.  You can go boating in the lake either in a slow paddle boat or speed boat which takes you all around the lake.  A must go place for the people of all ages.  The Temple grounds are extensive, and immaculate, and include a number of whimsical animal statues that are sure to be a hit with children of all ages. The Temple itself is spectacular and makes an incredible impression as it juts out into the lake.

Built in 1633, the 11-storey Pelinggih Meru in the complex is dedicated to Shiva and his consort Parvathi. Buddha’s statue is also enshrined in this temple.  Lake Beratan is the second largest lake in Bali and Ulun Danu Temple is one of the icons of the island of Bali and is pictured on the 50,000 rupiah bill.

Dress code At Bratan Temple, The Best Time To visit Bratan Temple & Transportation.

The area leading to Bratan Temple is maintained by the government with the help of locals.  However, visitors are required to pay to enter the area. On the mainland cliff tops, restaurants have also been provided for tourists.

There is no such dress code if you just want to visit Bratan Temple; however, if you wish to take part in the rituals of the temple then there is a strict dress code.

  • Women: Should wear a sarong (clothes that wrap from waist to ankle), Kebaya and need to tie a scarf or a sash on the waist. Please note, woman during menstruation, are not allow entering the temple area.
  • Men: Should wear a sarong, a shirt, a scarf or a sash tied around the waist and Udeng (Balinese headdress create from elaborately folded clothes).Public transportation in Bali is widely available; most common public transportation in Bali is a taxi. Therefore, the best choice for getting there is by getting a car rental service, with a driver or without a driver.
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan
Jl. Bedugul – Singaraja, Candikuning, Baturiti, Candikuning, Baturiti, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82191, Indonesia