Ulun Danu Bratan Temple, Tabanan

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See an ancient Hindu temple at Ulun Danu Bratan Temple. Built in 1663 on the shores of Lake Bratan with manmade islands stretching out into the lake, the water temple cuts a figure against the surrounding mountainous landscape and hallowed waters. Admire the delicate interiors of the temple buildings, and place an offering to the Balinese water, lake, and river goddess Dewi Danu, who is particularly esteemed here because of the importance of Lake Bratan as a source of irrigation in the area. Before you leave, take time to appreciate the fertility and natural abundance of the area by having a freshly cooked local meal at the on-site restaurant. Put Ulun Danu Bratan Temple and other Tabanan attractions into our Tabanan road trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This is the famous iconic temple among domestic and foreigners. The visit here make sense to be combined with twin lakes as they are kind of on the way. It is very crowded. They do have boat if you wa...  more »
  • We were thrilled. No pushy salesman, even in front of the temple. The friendly staff and really clean facilities. The sight is spectacular, like out of a movie... worth it and I would say a must - do
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  • Very touristy but worth the trouble. No sarong. Beautiful ceremonies and temples with, of course, one of the most famous temples.
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  • Gorgeous & Serene!! Must visit! This temple is an absolute beauty!! It was raining when we reached there but nonetheless it was oh so perfect! We actually liked it way more than the extremely popular Tanah Lot. Ulun Danu has beautiful views and a calming vibe to it. It is so serene that you would love to just walk around, take beautiful pictures and just stare into that beautiful setting! We were lucky to even witness a ceremony and it was so beautiful and very interesting at the same time. You cannot miss this one while on your trip to Bali!
  • Nice place to take pictures-would be perfect if sunny. Very well groomed park. Quite many tourists, but not crowded. But what is absolutely terrible is the taking of photos with live animals(flying fox, owls, parrots). Poor animals. What they do with flying fox is awful.
  • Very beautiful and serene place. Surrounding mountains and lake add to the beauty. Crowded with lot of people but you do get your opportunity to click nice pictures. You can also go boating in the lake nearby for a nominal price (120k idr for speed boat).
  • Beautiful temple, if in the area it is worth a visit. The grounds are nicely kept. Lots of tourist as expected.
  • Mysterious temple with great lake view. Lucky when you get here in a sunny day.

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Where to stay in Tabanan

Options for accommodations on your Tabanan holiday are as diverse as the geography of the region itself. The town of Tabanan, from which the region takes its name, has a few options, but you're better off looking elsewhere if you want to see the area's best sights. Head up north and stay in an eco-resort near Mount Batukaru, or base yourself in the old town of Mengyi for easy access to the Taman Ayun temple complex. If you want something more cultural, go for a homestay among the region's central rice paddy fields. While Tabanan's coastline remains less developed than that of many other regions in Bali, you can find some excellent luxury beach resorts, especially around Kerambitan.
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