8 - Ulun Danu Bratan Temple - Bali Buddies

8 – Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

8 – Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

Ulun Danu Bratan Temple | 20 Must See Temples in Bali by Bali Buddies

8 – Ulun Danu Bratan Temple


  • Dua: 72 km / 2 h 15 min
  • Kuta: 58 km / 2 h 05 min
  • Seminyak: 55 km / 1 h 50 min
  • Sanur: 59 km / 1 h 55 min
  • Ubud: 47 km / 1 h 40 min
  • Singaraja: 30 km / 55 min

Entrance: IDR 50,000 per person

This is one perfectly suited for Instagram. Situated on the west side of Lake Bratan, the UlunDanauBratan temple is probably one of the most iconic and picturesque temples of the island. Most of this directional temples’ base is surrounded by the calm and almost perfectly still lake, giving the temple a unique floating impression. The Bedugul mountain range provides a stunning background for your photos and the thin mist rising from the lake hangs in the air, therewith creating the most Instagram worthy appearance.

The floating temple complex boasts four groups of shrines, one to worship the god Shiva, one for Wisnu, another one for Brahma and last but not least, the fourth group of shrines is built in adoration of the Goddess Danu, to whom the temple is dedicated. Danu in local tongue means “lake” and the Goddess Danu is queen of water, lakes and rivers. Lake Danau is the most important source for the rivers that irrigate the island’s highlands, and often ceremonies are held here to ensure water supply to the Balinese farmers.

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