Timings : 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Time Required : 1 day
Entry Fee : Indonesians:
Adults: IDR 10,000,
Children: IDR 7,500
Adults: IDR 30,000,
Children: IDR 15,000
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Situated west of Lake Bratan in Bedugul, Pura Ulun Danu Bratan is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu trinity of Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva. Surrounded by the lake which gives it a 'floating' appearance, the temple is constructed in traditional Balinese style with tiered shrines to honour the Hindu gods. The backdrop of the Bedugul mountains makes this a picturesque site of religious worship.
The iconic Pura Ulun Danu Bratan Temple in Bali is one of the most loved attractions of the city. Situated next to Lake Beratan, the calm waters of the lake reflect the beautiful temple and create a hypnotic floating image.
Set amidst the scenic backdrop of the mountains of Bedugul and the lake Beratan, the Pura Ulun Danu Bratan temple forms a truly beautiful and majestic picture. It is located around 1500 metres above sea level, and is constructed in the typical Balinese architectural designs with multitiered shrines. There are four temples here - the Dalem Purwa Temple, Terate Bang Temple, Lingga Petak Temple and the Penataran Pucak Mangu Temple.
Three shrines are in worship of each of the trimurtis. The 11 tiered shrine is for Lord Vishnu, the 7 tiered one is for Brahma, and the 3 tiered one is for Shiva. The colors of red,black and white is also representative of the trimurtis. A statue of Buddha is also enshrined within the temple, and there is a Buddhist stupa in the beautiful gardens of the temple.
The best time to visit the Pura Ulun Danu Bratan Temple in Bali is during the months of April to October. The temple premises tend to be shrouded in fog during certain parts of the day, and if you wish to avoid that and get some truly great photos, try to plan your visit before 2:00 PM.
The Pura Ulun Danu Bratan Temple is around a 1.5 hour drive away from Ubud, and 2 hours from Seminyak. Since Bali is not know for public transportation, the best option would be to rent a car and hire a private driver to make the trip, through services like the Bali Car Rental.