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. Ulun Danu Bratan Temple is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Tabanan Edition.
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  • August 18, 2017
    This temple complex located on a beautiful Lake in the mountains. The plant is very large and has many sights that you can watch. But unique are the temple on the water. You no longer comes out of amazement. Fascinated, I found the Asianten have taken pictures of us. For that, we probably true the attraction of the day. Are all so friendly and polite. Despite that on this day of departure was such a great weather on the beach, we were happy that all a little long to the tighten it had. As a result that this Lake on the mountain lies the lunch was very fresh. The facility is a large visitor magnet. There were many buses and our driver had it's hard to find a parking place. Whoever makes a day trip to Bali, should have this facility on his plan.
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  • August 18, 2017
    It is the most famous temple in Bali and it means "temple of water". If I had one word to describe it that one word would be magic. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen in my whole ...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Located on the banks of a Lake, the temple, although quite small if compared to other temples of the island, is really beautiful, the visit does not last very long, but this little island is worth a visit. As part of the most visited sites (it is found on all flyers) there are a lot of visitors, well we are part of all these tourists... it's a price to pay!
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  • June 27, 2017
    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!
  • August 13, 2017
    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.
  • August 21, 2017
    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).
  • August 13, 2017
    Beautiful temple, if in the area it is worth a visit. The grounds are nicely kept. Lots of tourist as expected.
  • September 6, 2017
    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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