Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, Pura Bratan, is a massive water temple complex in the shore of Lake Bratan and near the mountains in Bedgul. Water temples serve the entire region in the outflow area of Lake Bratan, downstream there are many smaller water temples that are specific to each irrigation association.
History of Pura Ulun Danu Bratan
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan were built in 1633, so now it´s many hundreds of years old. The temple was used for offerings ceremony to the Balinese water, lake and river goddess Dewi Danu. Which meant the importance of Lake Bratan as a main source of irrigation in central Bali. This temple is also called as Bali temple on the lake because it looks like floating when the Bratan river water rises.
The most photographed and famous tempel is Lingga Petak temple, which is a part of the temple complex Pura Ulun Danu Bratan. Pura Ulun Danu Bratan is located 1,239 meter above sea level which is quite high, and it’s definitely a highlight when visiting Bedugul. If you come to the area be aware of that the climate can take turn and be surprisingly cold, especially between October to March. Arrive to Pura Ulun Danu Bratan as early as you can, the number of visitors will increase the longer the day goes by.
We were here quite early since we had a private driver for the trip. If I can remember right we left Legian aound 8 AM in the morning.
It wasn´t so much pepole there when we first get there. But after a while it comes a few more. We felt it was still relaxing and not that much pepole when we visited in April. Of course it would have been great to be there by our selfes so we could take exactly the photos we wanted. We had some breakfast with us that we ate at one of the outside tables which was very cosy. The temple area is very calmful and quiet.
Adress Danau Beratan, Candikuning, Baturiti, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82191, Indonesien