A temple complex called Ulun Danu Beratan is a picturesque place and landmark, located in Bedugul on the western side of beautiful Beratan lake in central Bali. This temple is famous for its beautiful lakeside views, as it is one of the most iconic places to visit in Bali.
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is situated in the administrative area Candikuning Village, Baturiti Subditrict, Regency of Tabanan in Bali, Indonesia. The temple stands in the heart of the island of Bali, about 50 kilometers to the north from Denpasar, along the main road between Denpasar and Singaraja.
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is one of nine ‘ Temples of the Kahyangan Jagat ‘ which surrounds Bali Island, making it one of the most important temples of the Balinese, especially for Hindu people. It is composed of five temple compounds and a Buddhist stupa, there are:
- Penataran Agung Temple
- Taman Beiji Temple
- Dalem Purwa Temple
- Lingga Petak Temple (in the middle of Lake Beratan)
- Prajapati Temple
- Buddhist Stupa
Geographically, the Temple of Ulun Danu Beratan is situated at a height of about 1200 metres above sea level, and surrounded by fresh air and beautiful mountainous scenery. This site has become an icon of Bali and has been visited by many visitors from domestic or overseas, who spend their time in Bali on holiday.
History of Ulun Danu Batur
It starts from the kingdom of Mengwi. The King of Mengwi, I Gusti Agung Putu, rebuilt this temple of the 17th century, following the destruction of the volcanoes which destroyed the whole village, leaving only the long stones of the temples. The temple has been rebuilt with its remaining parts by the ruler on the upper ground and is now one of the landmarks of the island of Bali. Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is intended to worship Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, the Holy Hindu Trinity and the lake Goddess Dewi Danu.
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple: A Must Visit
Literally ‘ The Spring Shrine of Lake Beratan, ‘ Ulun Danu Beratan temple is easily the most iconic sanctuary in the island, sharing the picturesque qualities of the Uluwatu and Tanah Lot seaside temples.
The smooth reflection of the lake around most of the temple base creates an unmistakeable floating impression while Bedugul’s mountain range surrounding the lake creates a picturesque backdrop for the temple.
The view and cool atmosphere of the highlands of Bali make the lake and this temple a favorite place to sightsee and recreate, as well as a site which is often photographed.