Ulun Danu Batur Temple, Kintamani

2.3
#3 of 6 in Historic Sites in Bangli
Photograph the many-tiered roofs of Ulun Danu Batur Temple, one of the most significant temples in Bali. This temple is part of a complex of some 285 shrines and pavilions. From these shrines, you can look across Lake Batur towards the volcano of the same name. The structures once sat at the foot of the volcano, which destroyed all but one 11-tiered building in 1926. After the eruption, the complex was rebuilt in its present location on the rim of Mount Batur's vast caldera--a crater-like basin formed by volcanic activity. Bring your own sarong--which must be worn around the grounds--to avoid paying an exorbitant price for a rental. Plan a Kintamani trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • This is not one of the "must see" temples (Uluwatu, Tana Lot, Tirta Empul, Gunung Kawi, Pura Ulun Danu Bratan) but a good example of a large standard temple complex. NOTE - don't confuse this with Pur...  more »
  • Not impressed with this place at all and I wish I read some review before the visit. We had to pay entry ticket for each person which was rp35k (apparently that should come with a free drink from read...  more »
  • Firstly you will need to pay 35k to buy the ticket per person to get in and unlike other temples, there will be ladies who will insist that you pay 50k to borrow a sarong. Real tourist trap. The insid...  more »
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  • Horrible experience! This is a tourist trap and a proper scam. like in the previous reviews - the entrance ticket is 35k after which immediately you are directed to buy sarong (not a choice, the ladies are extremely aggressive and I almost lost it). I had my own sarong, but they still made me wear some piece of clothe insisting that this is for showing "respect". They wanted to charge 50k for "rental" of that filthy thing. OUTRAGEOUS! on top of that, most of the temple grounds are closed for tourists and accessible only for praying... It really spoilt my afternoon. Horrible place.
  • lovely view of the whole mountain. go early morning before sunrise when the clouds are still thick. when the sun rises, the view is no amazing!
  • I totally agree with previous reviews. It's a TOURIST TRAP! Got hounded by locals to buy stuff and rent items we didn't need. They don't understand the word, "NO!" Very aggressive locals. We paid USD $5 per person for entrance fee, and it was a small temple with half the area we could not enter unless you're a Hindu participating in a ceremony. Big dissapointment. Don't waste your time here. Go to other better temples.
  • Very interesting place to walk around and experience a religion completely different to anything I have experienced before. Some lovely sculptures and buildings to see and set in beautiful surroundings.
  • It's a beautiful temple in Kintamani highland with great view of lake Batur and Mount Batur.It's a perfect example of traditional Balinese architecture.one must enter the temple wearing sarung.Entrance fee is quite high.Many local restaurants are nearby.Parking is available.

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Where to stay in Kintamani

As most visitors choose to stay in other parts of Bali and make day trips to Kintimani, you won't find a huge range of accommodations in the area. Options consist mainly of small guesthouses and bungalows, with only a handful of hotels. Because of their proximity to the start of the trail up Mount Batur, the villages of Toya Bungkah and Kedisan--on the shores of Lake Batur--have the best range of places to stay.
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