Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Indonesia  /  Bali  /  Tabanan  /  Historic Sites  /  Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

Ulun Danu Bratan Temple, Tabanan

4.3
#1 of 46 in Things to do in Tabanan
Religious Site Tourist Spot
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. Ulun Danu Bratan Temple is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Tabanan Edition.
Create an itinerary including Ulun Danu Bratan Temple
map
Related Tours to Book
View more tours
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
2,421 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • You can visit the temple for 50,000 rupiah per person. A sarong is not necessary and also women in skimpy shorts and tops were allowed in. The plant is small and you saw everything quickly. There are many tourist spot.
    View original
  • It's really a very nice and clean place. Well located and Lake, always worth a visit. We really liked it.
    View original
  • Loved this Temple but was tricked into paying over $9 Aust to use the toilets here. Being unfamiliar with the different notes (my fault) the man collecting fees for use of toilet was easily able to du...  more »
Google
  • 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!
  • The temple was good, but it was so crowded and full of people when I was there, very hard to get a good shot of pictures... anyway, it was not too hot when I got there, nice weather and beautiful flowers around there...
  • It's a beautiful water temple in Bedugul.It's particularly spectacular during sunrise.The temple is an architectural marvel and an iconic structure of Balinese architecture.A must visit place.
  • Amazing landscape and nature gifts vs amazing retarded and savaged people. While we were walking through the beautiful park, we stumble upon some umbrellas under which we found these chained owls. Tourists were supposed to take photos with the owls and pay money for this. At sudden moves, they were getting scared and fly in all directions but still held by the chain, so they couldn't fly more than few meters. I barely managed to take a photo and one dude got enraged and almost attacked us because of it.
  • Beautiful place... Cool temperature and nice garden to walk through...50,000 entrance fee well worth the admission for a nice stroll... Restaurant inside is very cheap and good serving size... Wish I can live here...😍

Plan your trip to Tabanan

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

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.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Tabanan by other users

36 days in Bali BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Bali BY A USER FROM ALGERIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 43 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Bali BY A USER FROM CANADA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 59 days in Indonesia BY A USER FROM SPAIN February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Southeast Asia BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA October, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in Southeast Asia BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 33 days in Indonesia, Thailand & Singapore BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Bali BY A USER FROM IRAN July, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in Bali & Lombok BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA September, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Indonesia BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Bali BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans