Ulun Danu Batur Temple Overview

Another Balinese temple which is a must see for you is the Ulun Danu Batur Temple. Built in 1926, Ulun Danu Batur Temple is the second most amazing temple complex of Bali, after the mother temple Besakih. The temple is committed to Dewi Batari Ulun Danu, goddess of lakes and waterways.

"Ulun Danu" actually interprets as “head of the lake”.

Pura Ulun Danu Batur, is a temple dedicated to the prime source of water. It is settled in the spiritually pure area which is called Batur in Balinese Language. Here ‘Pura’ means ‘temple’, ‘Ulun’ means ‘head source’, ‘Danu’ is for ‘water’ and ‘Batur’ is the name of the mount and the village which means ‘spiritually clean'.Located on the island of Bali in Indonesia, Pura Ulun Danu Batur is a marvellous example of Balinese style of architecture.

Dating back to the 17th century, the temple is facing the north of the islands. You can find a total of nine different temples in the compound dedicated to various significant Gods and Goddesses.As it is believed to be the reason for harmony on the island, it has gained a known position in the list of the most important temples in Bali.

The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and the Goddess of the Lake Batur, Dewi Danu. Almost 300 shrines are present on the premises, which are believed to be the foundation of Bali’s society and culture.This beautiful piece of excellence is settled in the foot caldera of Mount Batur in the village of Kintamani. Due to its location, it was submerged in the lava in a volcanic eruption of the year 1926.

It was then relocated to the older regions of the mountain to safeguard it from any other danger.The virgin village, the spectacular fields and the pristine religion are sums up to all the interesting places in Bali. One should not miss this place at any cost. The trip to the temple lets you explore the unspoilt corners of the island. You can also relish on the authentic lip-smacking Balinese cuisine and witness the largest lake in Bali islands along with excellent views.

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How To Reach

Ulun Batur Temple is situated at a distance of 76.4 KM which would take around 2 hours to cover. The easier way to commute this distance is by hiring a taxi from the outside of the airport to the temple. This will be the most comfortable and fast way to transverse. However, you can also rent a bike or a car from there to drive own your own.

Although this might be a little expensive but it is the best possible way to cover this distance as you can take pit stops at various interesting places according to yourself.

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Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Ulun Batur Temple is the dry season from April to October. At this time of the year, you will experience a warm soothing temperature and no rainfall to hinder your vacation. Moreover, this is the time of the year when all the water sports are open to tourists.

The other season is the wet season of Bali which brings a lot of rainfall to the country and tourism shuts down at this time. Tourists can not travel to the places of interest as well as all the water activities are also closed and the humidity level is also unbearable.

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Other Essential Information

Location: Jl. Raya Kintamani, Batur Sel., Kec. Kintamani, Kabupaten Bangli, Bali 80652, Indonesia

Traveller's Tip for Visiting Ulun Danu Batur Temple:

These are some of the Traveller’s tips which could come handy during your trip:1. Do rent a sarong from outside the temple as it is a very important part of the Balinese tradition of entering a temple.

2. Reach the peak of Mount Batur before sunrise as it is the best sunrise to witness in the entire Bali.

3. Make sure to try Balinese food from the local shops in the village as they prepare the most authentic cuisines out of the freshest an organic harvest.

4. Backdrops of the Mount Batur are very famous for pre-wedding photography, do not miss to capture some portraits of yours in that background.

5. Make sure to carry money as the entry to the temple will cost you 35,000 IDR.

6. You must bring your own sarong otherwise you will have to rent one from there.

7. You need to take care while renting the sarong as some shopkeepers might straightaway sell you the sarong.

8. Also, please dress modestly which can cover your legs and shoulders.

9. Make sure to be barefoot inside the temple as it is a way to pay respect to the culture.

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