Ulun Danu Temple, The Beauty on Beratan Lake

Ulun Danu Temple at Beratan is the most photographed temple on the island and is one of the iconic images of Bali. The temple sits on the western shore of Lake Beratan, therefore, giving the illusion of floating on the water. Built in 1633, the temple is devoted to Dewi Danu, goddess of the lake.

In the other side, Ulun Danu is one of the beautiful places to watch the sunrise in Bali. It feels utterly surreal seeing the temple emerging from the morning mist, with the glistening quiet lake and lush green mountains towering in the background. Those who want more than scenery may hire traditional boat outriggers to tour the lake as well as motorized boats for a quicker ride. It is also a good option to take in all the dreamlike landscape.

Close to the temple complex visitors can hire fishing gear and bait to pass the time away on the lakeside. It is such a beautiful temple in a truly stunning setting.

The Fact About Ulun Danu Temple

  • Admission is IDR 50.000 / Person.
  • A traditional boat can be hired to explore the lake and surrounding area, or just to get some Instagram pictures
  • If you are hungry, a restaurant is available on the side of the temple serving Indonesian foods.
  • This famous temple is quite touristy in the afternoon, therefore I suggest to visit in the early morning for those who want to feel the serenity atmosphere.

Nearby Attractions

The Eka Karya Botanical Garden, A well-maintained forest with many preserved old trees and collection of beautiful orchids is also a highlight of the Bedugul region.
Handara Gate, The famous gate of golf resort mainly for just a selfie.
Wanagiri Hidden Hills, Some places intentionally made for Instagram selfie photo
Twin Lakes View Points, A beautiful spot to see the lake Buyan and Tamblingan from the top hill of Munduk
Banyumala Waterfall, A truly beautiful waterfall in the middle of Wanagiri.


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