Ulun Danu Bratan Temple, Tabanan

4.4
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.
Create an itinerary including Ulun Danu Bratan Temple
map
Ulun Danu Bratan Temple Tours
View more tours
Ulun Danu Bratan Temple Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
2,875 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • the place is huge and beautiful. not too hot, stroller-friendly. goodies are cheap. toilet is clean. recommended.  more »
  • We were lucky to visit the temple with the local guide Gusti from Bali Nature Travels on day before Nyeti - Balinese New Year. Everybody prepared for ceremonies and we learned about culture. This temp...  more »
  • We were pleased to visit the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. This temple was picturesque. It is a landmark and a significant temple complex located on the western side of the Beratan Lake in Bedugul, centra...  more »
Google
  • Surreal feeling to be here. A lake that is actually the crater of a sleeping volcano, it is a beautiful sight to see. The temples floating on the lake are great photo opportunity, especially on a good day. Manicured gardens surround the lake, good to spend an afternoon at the peak, just chilling in the cool air and enjoy Indonesia food at restaurants facing the lake. Quite far to go from the city, so plan your trip accordingly. Best to hire a car and driver to take you there, show you around and explain the history behind it.
  • Wonderful Temple. A must visit place if visiting Bali Excellent views, lovely Garden It contains all the flavours any nature lover would love... Be it Lake, a temple, it's reflection, a mountain in the backdrop, clear sky, mesmerizing flowers, well maintained trees and you name it. Entrance ticket is 50000 rupiah and it's worth it, compared to other famous temples in Bali Try to get there early in the morning
  • This one is a bit far but worth a visit. Please remember that there is not always water around the pagoda. Do not be surprised if you cannot find one drop. The best time to visit is in the wet season and here is not as hot as the downside (different altitude). Sometimes you may feel a bit cool. The lake and the mountains are great. Sometimes they have dancing performance or practice. Enjoy.
  • This is probably the best temple I have visited in Bali. The setting if stunningly gorgeous. It by the lake side and the beauty is further enhanced by the mountains in the background. The temple is also very beautiful with lush green gardens and a large area to relax and spend time. Rent a bike and take the off road (in maps) approach to this temple to enjoy the bike ride too! Totally recommend visiting this place...
  • A tourist Mecca with many arriving shortly after the crack of dawn. It’s a bit challenging to take photos while avoiding selfie-sticks and flocks of tourists from all over the world. Worth a visit, but hopefully on your way somewhere else less crowded and staged.
Places to stay near Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

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.

Plans to Ulun Danu Bratan Temple by other users

60 days in Asia BY A USER FROM GERMANY January, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Bali & Cambodia BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Singaraja BY A USER FROM CANADA July, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 18 days in Indonesia & Singapore BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Indonesia & Singapore BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Singapore & Bali BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Singapore & Bali BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Singapore & Bali BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Bali BY A USER FROM THAILAND June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Bali BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Bali BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, relaxing, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 36 days in Southeast Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans