Ulun Danu Temple

Attraction Pura Ulun Danu Beratan Jl. Raya Candi Kuning Desa Candikuning, Kec. Baturiti Tabanan Bali 80345, Indonesia Published on: 13-11-2015

2 hours 30 mins
08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
09:30 AM
12:00 PM
First-time visit
Must see
Temple & Monument
2.30 USD

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, or Pura Bratan, is a major Shivaite and water temple on Bali, Indonesia. It's a magical worship place in the Indonesian's perception.

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Why Ulun Danu Temple is special ?

Ulun Danu Temple is a Balinese Hindu Temple located at Candi Kuning countryside, Baturiti sub district and Tabanan regency. The distance from Denpasar town is about 50 km north side the way from Denpasar to Singaraja. It is set at lakeside of Beratan with beautiful lake view and hills surround it. It is situated in the plateau area with cool atmosphere surround it and hills as a backdrop. We can find at north side of this temple is Pucak Sangkur mount, in the eastside there is Beratan Mount which also referred as Pucak Mangu or Pucak Pangelengan, in the south side there is Terate Bang Mount and in the Westside there is Tapak Mount and Watukaru Mount.

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What to explore at Ulun Danu Temple?

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is consisted of 4 temples complex that are:

Lingga Petak Temple owns the function to worship the Siwa God

Penataran Pucak Mangu Temple is referred this gate as Parhyangan ri pinggiring rawa Beratan or Danu Beratan Temple is founded by I Gusti Agung Putu to worship the Hyang ing Parwata or Deity which is placed in Pucak Mangu that is Bhatara Hyang Danawa as according to papyrus of Padma Bhuwana and Usana Bali, because Mangu Mount is located in north direction, hence it is called the Bhatara Hyang Danawa or Wisnu God

Terate Bang Temple is functioning to worship of Brahma God

Dalem Purwa Temple is functioning to worship of Danu Goddess which is considered to be miraculous of the Bhatara Hyang Danawa or Laksmi Goddess.

Ulun Danu Temple, Bedugul Bali, Beratan LakeIn Papyrus Chronicle of the Mengwi is elaborated by the history of Ulun Danu Beratan Temple founding together with existence of the Mengwi Empire. Therefore its status is pertained with the secondhand of Temple Empire what is usually pertained as Dang Kahyangan. It is the same to the description in papyrus of Usana Bali and Padma Bhuwana, hence Puncak Mangu Temple where the Panyawangan (representative place to worship) is the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. So it is called by entire Balinese residents as Kahyangan Jagat (The Biggest Group of Hindu Temple in Bali )

Temple Ceremony

The temple ceremony execution at Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is consisted of two types those are:

The temple ceremony which is executed every six-month (210 days) that on Anggara (Tuesday) Kliwon Julungwangi (Base on Balinese Hindu calendar). Every 12 months (420 days) is executed by the bigger ceremony from the ordinary ceremony, so-called Piodalan Agung

Pakelem ceremony is executed at any times as according to situation and condition. The Pakelem ceremony owns the function to worship the supremacy and also cheapness of the infinite for award of life, fertility, prosperity, as impact of the existence of ecosystem balance so that give the benefit for life and universe life forever and ever, during Beratan Lake and Beratan Mount stand up.

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Selling points

  • Picturesque Temple
  • Amazing temple on the lake!
  • Green grass of Bratan
  • Beautiful Bali Temple to visit
  • Absolute beautiful views
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Pura Ulun Danu Beratan Jl. Raya Candi Kuning Desa Candikuning, Kec. Baturiti Tabanan Bali 80345, Indonesia

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Tips for you

  • The place is on the way to Lovina so if you are planning to go to Lovina then you must visit this place on your way back.
  • You can rent a boat and go out on the lake as well.
    Things to do
  • There is a restaurant offering lunch buffet
  • Do not enter to Utama Mandala without Busana Adat Bali except for praying or you have the permission from the officer in charge.
  • Wear proper and polite clothes when entering the area of Ulun Danu Beratan. This place is located about 800-1000 metre above sea level, so don't forget to bring sweater if you're easily get flu.. and don't forget to bring an umbrella with you.. sometimes the weather is unpredictable, especially during rainy season in Indonesia.
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  • You can go to the Information Room that has been provided by the management if you need further information about this area, or lost your valuable things during your visit.
  • They have a small deer park apparently the deer are rare and they choose to keep them safe in their grounds which adds a little interest among the great temple.
  • The entering ticket of this historical and religious place are various between category below: Children(domestic) : IDR 7.500,-; Adult (domestic) : IDR 10.000,-; Children (tourist) : IDR 15.000,-; Adult (tourist) : IDR 30.000,-
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  • Visitors must bring their ticket and the parking ticket when they entering the area of Ulun Danu Beratan. Do not throw away your ticket because by buying the ticket, you're already protected with insurance during your visit here.
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take your time to enjoy the weather and a beautiful lake.. you can take a boat to explore the lake

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Loved this place... The temple in middle of the lake was just too awesome... The fog over the lake was mesmerising... Getting there- The place is on the way to Lovina so if you are planning to go to Lovina then you must visit this place on your way back. Other places around this is Git Git water falls. While going up hill you can stop by a point which gives a very nice view of two lakes from a good height... The Garden- There is a garden around the temple and it is pretty nice. Take your time to relax there and observe nice flowers around. Bath in the sun for a while and then have a nice meal at the restaurant there... If you have enough time then take some time to visit the near by village as well.... There is a nominal fee for parking and for entry... You can easily spend 2-3 hours of time over here... Consider another 2 hours of time if you plan to visit the Git-Git waterfalls which is quite near by. PS: I had actually visited this place in Sept 2013 ;)

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