Pura Ulun Danu Beratan Temple At Lake Bratan In Bedugul, Bali

The Pura Ulun Danu Beratan temple is a famous old Hindu lake temple on the scenic Lake Bratan in Bedugul, north Bali.

The 12-story pagoda was built by the Balinese king of Mengwi in 1633, and the lake it sits on is actually a crater lake (from an old volcano). Lake Bratan is also the second biggest lake in Bali.

This travel guide will explain how to get there, and everything you need to know before you go!
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Ulun Danu Lake Bratan Temple

The Pura Ulun Danu Bratan temple is one of the most iconic views in Bali, and it shows up on everything from airline brochures to travel magazines.

It sits in the mountains at an unusually high elevation compared to the rest of Bali, so the temps are pretty cool (about 10-15 F lower than at sea level).

Sadly it’s also another spot that has been affected by overtourism and overdevelopment, so it can be a bit crowded at times.

With that said, it’s still a really nice spot that I think is worth a visit if you have time!

Floating lake temple at Pura Ulun Danu Beratan in Bedugul, Bali
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This temple is easily the most famous in Bali, unless you count the Ubud Monkey Forest!
Photo Tips

If you plan to take photos, I’d recommend getting here no later than 9 AM because the mountains are normally clouded up after that.

As you can see in the pictures below, the temple looks way more impressive when the mountains are visible in the background, although the fog effect can look nice too!

Side note: drones are not allowed anywhere at Danu Bratan since it’s a Hindu temple.

Pagoda roofs of the temple at Pura Ulun Danu Beratan in Bedugul, Bali
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Floating lake temple and mountains at Pura Ulun Danu Beratan in Bedugul, Bali
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Entrance Fees

There’s an entry fee of 50k IDR (~$3) as of 2020.

How To Get To Ulun Danu Bratan

The Pura Ulun Danu Beratan temple is located in Bedugul, north Bali.

The best way to get there is to rent a scooter or hire a private car and driver (both of these can be booked online).

The drive takes about 1.5 hours from Ubud, Canggu, or Sanur, or about 1 hour from Singaraja.

Private Bali Driver & Tour

Klook has a private day tour to Pura Ulun Danu Bratan temple and central Bali for 650k IDR (~$46 USD) and it also includes famous sights like Tanah Lot and the Jatiluwih rice terraces.

We’ve used Klook for lots of tours and activities around the world, and they’ve always been great! This is a competitive price for covering all of these Bali sights in one day.

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