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Lake Beratan

Bratan Lake, Bali Overview

Bratan Lake is located in a panoramic setting of Bali, surrounded by mountains and picturesque jungles. The multiple Balinese attractions around the lake make it an additionally popular sight for the tourists. Besides, a path surrounding the lake provides a lovely space for people to stroll and enjoy the tranquil environs and lovely breeze.

Also known as Lake Beratan, this is an apt location to destress and unwind, which leaves visitors reminiscent of their pleasant memories.

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Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

A temple which an ode to the traditional Gods of Irrigation and several other water deities in traditional Balinese mythology. The complex, constructed in 1633, consists of a temple dedicated to Shiva and Parvati, a Buddhist pagoda and towers on the lake shoreline. The temple is used for offerings to the Goddess Dewi Danu, whose association with Lake Beratan is significant due to it being the chief source of irrigation in central Bali. One should also check out the 'shopping stall area’ near the parking lot, with shops for Batik and unusual fruits.

Ulun Danu Bratan Temple
The Ulun Temple

Best Time to Visit

Located 1200m above sea level, Bratan Lake experiences cold and tropical climate throughout the year. Therefore, visitors can partake in all that Lake Beratan has to offer throughout. In terms of daily timings, early mornings are ideal due to the low heat and sparse crowds. A usual tour around the lake and temple will last around 2 - 3 hours, therefore one would be done by late morning or afternoon.

How to Reach Bratan Lake

Beratan Lake is located in the mountains near Bedugul, in Bali, Indonesia. One can arrive at Celukan Bawang Cruise and arrange local transportations thereafter. The scenic Bratan Lake is one and half hours scenic ride away from the Cruise port. One can also rent a scooter for 100,000 - 200,000 Indonesian rupiah and travel around Bali island.


1. Don't forget to visit the temple, when you make your way towards visiting the scenic lake area. Together the temple and the lake complex serve as an attractive destination for visitors and locals alike!
2. You can try local delicacies at restaurants near the Lake. Prices are quite reasonable:
3. If you're driving to Lake Beratan on your own, refer to online map services since the road signs are quite unhelpful. For first time visitors, a packaged tour to the Lake would probably be more convenient.

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