Ulun Danu Beratan Temple Overview

Include a visit to one of the most important religious sites, Ulun Danu Beratan temple, while touring Bali. It is a grand temple complex comprising a series of 8 Hindu shrines and a Buddhist stupa. Combining strong overtones of Buddhist and Hindu architecture, the temple stands reflective of Bali’s secular culture. A boat ride through the Bratan lake will take you to these floating temples.

The Ulun Danu Beratan Temple (also known as Pura Ulun Danu Beratan) is a beautiful landmark and an important holy place in central Bali, Bedugul, on the western side of Lake Bratan. Flanked by emerald mountain on all sides, the floating temple complex forms a truly bewitching site, making it a significant place to cover with our Bali tour package. According to mythology, the shrines were constructed by local craftsmen who crafted daggers for monarchs and their armies, although no concrete proof of this fact remains. The temple complex consists of not just one but nine separate shrines, eight dedicated to Hindu deities and one Buddhist stupa. 

The Hindu temples each have a presiding deity of its own- Lord Shiva at the Penataran Agung Temple, Dewi Durga at the Prajapati shrine, Rudra, Durga and Mani Murda at the Dalem Purwa, and Lord Vishu at the Pura Meru Tumpang. Each shrine is designed like a Buddhist temple, separated into tiers. The Pura Meru Tumang is the greatest of them all, rising to 11 tiers in height.

The Pura Taman Beji is a small temple where devotees beg for ‘Tirta’ or the holy water. Although the inner sanctums of the four main shrines cannot be entered, the ceremonies taking place inside are visible in plain sight from the temple gates. The eight temples are then followed by a towering Buddhist temple, reflecting the secularity rooted into Indonesian history. 

Some of the temples at the Bedugul Temple Bali are located on small islands, and can only be reached by boat. Traditional boats and motorboats ferry passengers to and from the temples. To extend their stay here, one can even go for a boat tour of the entire lake beyond the temple complex.

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• Uncover interesting facts about the religious history of Indonesia through a tour of the Ulun Danu Beratan temple complex, one of the country’s biggest and most beautiful temples
• Enjoy a tour through the lake on a traditional Indonesian boat to reach the temple, marveling at the site of the mountains that pass you by
• Explore the wares displayed at the local markets within the Bedugul Temple Bali, and pick up the perfect souvenir to carry back home
• End your visit with a traditional Indonesian meal served at the in-house restaurant of the temple complex
• While visiting this temple you can also try your hand at water skiing or parasailing, the few adventure sports offered at the temple complex after walking to the other side of the Beratan Lake.

How To Reach

There is no public transport connecting Bedugul Temple Bali to the rest of Bali, so the only way to reach the temple would be to hire a car or rent a bike. The temple is located approximately an hour away from Ubud, and around two hours from Seminyak, Kuta or Legian.

The temple is located just on the outskirts of Bedugul, and can be accessed via the main roads of Bedugul highlands from any of the aforementioned cities.

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Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple complex is during the drier months of summer, ideally between April and September. Being located in an open setting, the temple is best explored in dry weather. Heavy showers could also hamper water transport and sports.

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Other Essential Information

Things to keep in mind while visiting the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple:

  • Keep plenty of cash in hand: The entry fee to the temple complex can only be paid by cash. Furthermore, charges for the boat rentals, and expenses of the temple market also need to be carried out in cash.
  • Avoid visiting in the afternoon hours: The temple complex being located on a lake, tends to get foggy during the afternoon hours. In order to get a full, unobstructed view of the scenic complex, it is best to visit the temple before 02.00 PM in the afternoon.
  •  Keep a camera ready: The Ulun Danu Beratan temple is one of the most beautiful attractions in Bali, so make sure you have a camera ready, or your phone battery fully charged, to carry behind the photographs as mementos. 

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Hindu temple tour

Hindu temple tour

The Ulun Danu Bratan temple complex is home to some of the most important Hindu shrines in all of Indonesia. Each shrine is dedicated to a different god or goddess, and prayers take place everyday. The Hindu temples however, reveal intrinsically Buddhist designs, reflecting the richness of Indonesia’s religious history.

Buddhist Stupa

Buddhist Stupa

Seeming out of place in the predominantly Hindu temple complex, the Buddhist Stupa is yet another indication of the country’s secular history. Settled just by the shore of the Beratan Lake, the Stupa forms a magnificent sight to behold.

Explore the lake on a boat ride

Explore the lake on a boat ride

The Ulun Danu Beratan Temple complex offers a boat rental center for those willing to add a little extra to the trip. Speedboats and pedal boats are leased out by the hour, and can be used to make one’s way around the lake. Alternatively, one can even opt to visit the temple complexes on traditional Indonesian boats.

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Ulun Danu Beratan Temple FAQs

What are the timings for the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple?

The visiting hours of the Ulun Danu Beratan temple are between 08.00 AM and 06.00 PM, on all days of the week.

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Is there a dress code to visit the temple?

All Balinese temples require worshippers to tie a sarong around the waist before entrance. Although there is no strict dress code as such, it is assumed that all visitors coming to these temples should wear clothes that cover their knees and shoulders as a sign of respect towards the religious beliefs of local people.

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Is photography allowed within the temple complex?

Yes. Photography and videography within the temple complex is highly recommended! Set against the backdrop of bright green mountains, the Ulun Danu Beratan forms quite the striking image, and is best preserved in photographs

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Is there a car park at the temple?

Yes, the temple does have a designated car parking area.

The parking charges are as follows: For bikes: IDR 2,000

For cars: IDR 5,000

For buses: IDR 10,000 (larger groups)

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Ulun Danu Beratan Temple Reviews

Srikant Shetty
Reviewed: 20 Aug 2022
This entire tour was tiring, but still very fun-filled. Thrillophilia arranged for a pickup for us from our hotel at around 3 in the morning, and our guide was quite the expert too. We visited Lovina Beach, saw dolphins here, and even explore the famous floating temple and fruit market during this t... Read More
Silky Sharma
Reviewed: 03 Aug 2022
We booked lovina beach and ulun danu temple day trip package. Our driver/guide reached on time. He was very polite and professional. He was well versed in english and explained to us about places in details. It was a very good experience and you should definitely go for it.
Faizan Shaikh
Reviewed: 28 Jun 2022
The Ulun Dani temple was luckily included in our tour package we took from thrillophilia as this is a spot one should definitely visit. We had a wonderful time seeing the surrounding landscapes. A traditional boat ride was also included in the package and we got to see several dolphins too!
Reviewed: 21 May 2022
Our guide on the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple trip provided us with many memorable experiences while also keeping us informed about the places we visited. Both the boat ride and watching the dolphins swim were magical. The aura at the temple was very calming, and the farm's fresh strawberry juice was de... Read More
Yugesh Samant
Reviewed: 28 Jan 2022
I am an architecture enthusiast and I love to visit local monuments wherever I go. So, the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple was obviously on my list. This beautiful floating temple was a breathtaking sight to behold and I can never forget the wonderful experience.

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