Ulun Danu Batur Temple, Kintamani

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#3 of 10 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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  • Ridiculous entry cost, and incredibly rude (Verging on outright abusive!) sarong hawkers. Don't bother giving them the time of day. The temple itself is nice enough, if very small and a lot of section...  more »
  • the architecture of the temple is very beautiful and amazingly beautiful. all the region of the temple was made in accordance with the Balinese architecture. the traveler from overseas really like seeing the bangunan2 Temple here:)
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  • Among the top ten of the island. Very nice. We were fortunate to be there a few days before the festival seeing preparations (traditions in the Western world now forgotten)
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  • Legendary place of bali's tourist destinations. Now days we are able to drive or ride around the mountain, driving off to the back of the mountain and find lot of spectacular views.
  • Like any monument or tourist attraction expect to pay a small fee wherever you are. From reading previous reviews which refer to the temple as a "tourist trap" is a slight exaggeration if you ask me. On arrival you will pay 35,000 IDR per person to enter, which is equivalent to around 2 euros. On my visit, I was not asked to wear a sarong and I entered with my partner for a small price of around 5 euros total. We strolled around the temple grounds and took advantage of the slightly cooler breeze. Yes, there is nothing here besides the temple and the grounds but this is not a theme park you are not paying for any form of entertainment here, you are simply paying entry to the grounds and to view the temple and it's beautiful backdrop against the lake. I'd recommend going early morning when it is quiet. There are clean toilets, pleasant seating areas and a small restaurant. Maybe avoid if you aren't happy spending small change for entry.
  • While the temple does look very beautiful, it feels a little like it too crowded. Not with people but simply with the number of structures and things in there. It was closed when I visited and there was no one around to provide information on when the temple opens. So make sure you get information ahead of time before you go there....
  • Nice temples, a lot of scams going on by people telling you it is not allowed to go there without a guide - don't listen to them! Just walk by, don't even talk to them and climb up the stairs to the top and enjoy the view. They will may run after you, and call you names, ignore them by all costs
  • Biggest disappointment in and around Ubud. First of all you pay 35.000 IDR instead of the usual 15.000 IDR per person and then they make you rent a red ribbon for 10.000 IDR to enter the temple complex. We though ok because we thought there would be a great view with the temple and the mountains in the back but a large part of the temple is closed for praying so we couldn't enjoy the view. A real rip off.
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