Ulun Danu Bratan Temple
Ulun Danu Bratan Temple
4.5
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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This lakeside temple was constructed in honor of Dewi Danu, goddess of the lake that was formed by a volcanic eruption 30,000 years ago.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • You Only Live Once
    High Wycombe, United Kingdom567 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ulun Danu
    Ulun Danu is simply stunning. This was the first temple we visited during our trip to Bali and it did not disappoint. Beautiful temple with a mountain backdrop, even on a cloudy day the atmosphere was amazing. The gardens are beautifully manicured and very pleasant to walk around, there are lots of picnic areas, photo opportunities (of the man made kind) and plenty of things to do. A great place to take children, but also a very busy place, so bear this in mind. It's wide open grounds mean that although there are lots of people there (you will queue to have your pefect photo op) it is not crowded.
    Visited January 2023
    Written March 12, 2023
  • Bea
    Sydney, Australia1,757 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful peaceful grounds
    Having already visited Tanah Lot previously, my driver took me here before. Situated opposite a mosque in a mostly Muslim area, the temple sits beautifully in front of the lake. Gardens are gorgeous and there are a few retail shops but not swamped with shops. Highly recommend visiting here
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written March 17, 2023
  • ZB72
    Adelaide, Australia75 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    beautiful temple on the side of a lake in the mountains
    We rode scooters from Ubud following a local guide. It was about a 2 -3 hour scooter ride each way, some busy streets as you leave Ubud. Great places to take photos of the lake/ temple and mountains, quite busy with tourists. 75,000 Rp per person there is food and drinks available, many different areas to take photos of the view
    Visited February 2023
    Written April 8, 2023
  • Mark C-
    Belgium149 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great day trip
    This is a place to ensure to see while in Bali. This is a large temple complex nd gardens. It was 90 minutes from Ubud, but well worth the visit. Ensure to have a driver to get you there and back. The grounds are beautiful and gardens immaculate. You can easily spend 2 hours here walking around and see the sights. There different options for food as well and plenty of clean restroom facilities. Many tourists and local visit with families and plenty of things for kids to do and keep them occupied.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 20, 2023
  • Bob Gianna
    Montreal, Canada61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the most beautiful places of Bali
    This temple is probably one the top sight to visit of Bali. It takes about 2-3 hours from Ubud while you enjoy the views of the beautiful rice fields and the strawberry fields nearby. Be sure to come early in order to avoid crowds. The temple is located next to a lake which give a peaceful vibe. There's many beautiful spots to take pictures and also feel the peace which cleans your soul. It's an ideal place to learn about and feel Balinese culture, unlike another place which is too crowded because of some pictures on Instagram. There's a park and a playground for kids which you can enjoy. Make sure to plan a date for that beautiful temple. You can also go to some waterfalls on your way.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 5, 2023
  • Jonofromcas
    Castleford, United Kingdom1,435 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty but very busy temple
    This is a very popular destination and there were many visitors all trying to get photo shots of the floating temple. It is pretty and the lawns are looked after, but elements are a bit tacky such as the pedaloes on the lake. There are toilet facilities which were awash with water and not particularly clean even though you had to pay to use them.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 16, 2023
  • luvholiday9
    Singapore, Singapore434 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    beautiful temple on the lake
    Ulun danu beratan was the first stop of our North Bali tour. Being up north meant a very comfortable temperature at 21 degrees on a tropical island. The temple was set beautifully on a lake and there were many spots to take photos. We took a sampan ride around the temple and it was a quiet moment amongst the crowds. The air was fresh and we enjoyed the beauty of nature. There were many beautiful sights around and food stalls. Crowded with tourists but worth a visit if doing a North bali tour.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Named after the water Goddess Danu.
    This has to be one of the most photographed temples in Bali and does provide a great backdrop for the many tourists visiting the area. It dates to 1633 and is dedicated to the Hindu Gods Brajma, Vishnu, Shiva and Dewi Danu who is the goddess of the lake. The temple is highly significant in Balinese life and the most important temple in the area.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 31, 2023
  • Don T
    Brisbane, Australia253 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the Look and photo
    Interesting place with a mixture of temples, the lake and a theme park It is all of that and more. The gardens and flowers are great, but it is very crowded with people and I mean crowded. It is a beautiful area and the lake is brilliant to see and so much cooler than down along the coastal areas.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 6, 2023
  • Jase
    York, United Kingdom24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place, but incredibly busy - it’s like a theme park!
    Beautiful place, architecture, views and entertainment everywhere. You could realistically spend a whole day here if you wanted to. Restaurant and cafe prices are reasonable, the kids play area is great, you’ve seen the photos - now go visit! Points to note - they charge to use the toilet, 2,000 rupiahs a go, so take plenty of small notes as they may not have change. The main entrance fee is just for entry. Every other attraction costs pretty much. Tourists arrive by the bus load - it is busy. But because it’s so big it doesn’t feel unmanageable busy. Imagine almost Disney World kind of busy and you’re about there. It’s just a bit cooler as there’s a nice breeze from the lake. Thoroughly recommend!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 8, 2023
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anittahole
Farsoe, Denmark123 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Beautiful park. Beautiful surroundings. Big area. The temples were as we expected. Clean and quiet. Lots of people. Shade. Everything costs extra - even the toilet.
We had a buffet at a restaurant which we did not like. It did not seem like it was cooked nor stored properly. We were affraid to contage “Bali stomace” and one of us did.
Written February 21, 2024
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mrc282
World7,919 contributions
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Jan 2024 • Family
we departed ubud at 6:30 am in order to be one of the first visitors at the temple after 8 am. the morning light made the temple shimmer against the serene mountains and lake backdrop.

this is probably my favorite temple in the entire bali island, leaps and bounds ahead of other more well-known ones e.g. uluwatu, tanah lot.

most importantly, no crowds in the early hour. as we left 1.5h later, at least 20 tour buses filled with day trippers have started arriving en masse.
Written January 24, 2024
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Asheesh P
New Delhi, India43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We were here on a rainy afternoon, even with every thing drenched with the downpour, the views and ambience were amazing! parking and facilities are pretty nice, with the shops and food joints helping manage the umbrella and hot beverage.

Carry your best self stick, preferably with enough of height to take pics with main doors and remote trigger!
Written January 2, 2024
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DavidWMcCulloch
Woodside, CA109 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Don’t be deceived by photos of stunning temples at sunset. The reality is more an Instagram/kitsch bad dream. To be fair, the gardens around the temples are very nice and there was a good music/dance performance while we were there. However, the overall experience is rather ruined by unnecessary side shows that give this place a gaudy tourist trap vibe. The temples themselves are pretty but you can’t get away from the feeling that the Balinese tourist authority has been advised on how to care for its temples by the Kardashians. Just get rid of all yhe crap!! Overall, this place is probably still worth a visit but don’t expect any kind of magical experience.
Written January 1, 2024
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wosi89
Manila, Philippines4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
A very peaceful place. The temple and garden are well kept and maintained. The only drawback is their dirty and smelly toilet considering they charge sn amount for maintenance
Written December 30, 2023
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Shruthi P
Thrissur, India31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Must visit while in Bali. This is such an iconic temple that the photo of the ulun danu bretan is used by many travel magazines, it has become the symbol of Bali. It is a unesco world heritage site. The vibes are wonderful. We got free water bottles ( this was the only place in Bali during our week long stay where we got free water)It is well maintained and we had lunch at the eatery in the compound.
Written December 29, 2023
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Keyur Panchal
Zambia261 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Amazing and the rich culture. Beautiful , Spectacular the sence of peacfullness and must be on the list when you get to Bali. Such and amazing and peaceful site.
Written December 23, 2023
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AZCasualTraveler
Mesa, AZ1,911 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
The Ulun Danu Beratan is a well-known Hindu Temple that was built in the 1600's as an open-air place of worship. In fact, this Temple has become a famous landmark for Bali and Indonesia. Many publications about Bali use photos of this Temple because it has become a symbol of Bali. The Temple is so important to Bali and the Indonesian culture that UNESCO has designated this historic place as a World Heritage Site.

The Ulun Danu Beratan Temple was built on a large lake, Lake Bratan. The grounds area at this Temple is immaculate - just like a superbly manicured botanical garden. The area is lush with plenty of beautiful vegetation - very photogenic area. This Temple is a must place to see when visiting Bali Indonesia.
Written December 17, 2023
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Cloey J
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Must visit temple in bali. One of the best temple we have visited in Bali. This is part of our 3 day tours. Beautiful landscape, nice garden and we able to walk around the temple as the water is low.
Written December 12, 2023
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Dirk W
Antwerp, Belgium210 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The Ulun Danu Bratan Temple on the lake is still very beautiful. In 2008 the temple stood here all alone. Now in 2023, a village with souvenir shops, playground, water pedellos, etc. has been built around it, which diminishes the uniqueness for us. A whole series of bus parks and car parks have been constructed. You used to be here alone.
Written December 12, 2023
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