Ulun Danu: A Temple In The Shore of Beratan Lake
Bali is famous for many things, from the beach, mountain, culture, and temple. Ulun Danu is one of the famous unique temples in Bali. Ulun Danu located in the shore of Beratan Lake, unlike Tanah Lot in the shore of the sea.
Where is Ulun Danu Temple?
Ulun Danu Temple is located at Candikuning Village, Baturiti Subdistrict, Tabanan regency in Bali, Indonesia. It takes around 90 minutes from Canggu, the location is on the north side of Bali and almost in the middle of the island. The Temple is located approximately 1200 meters above sea level. This part of Bali has a cool temperature because it is on higher land and near the mountain.
It is easy to find the way to the temple, you just need to follow the main road up to the north. Most of the road is in a good condition, but you have to be careful because the road is uphill and many turns if you already near the temple.
It is better to come early in the morning while the weather is good and not many fog so you may see the beautiful scenery better and take a good picture.
What is Ulun Danu Temple?
Ulun Danu Temple is a water temple dedicated to Goddess Danu, Goddess for water. Built in 1633, there is one highest temple on the water with 11 levels dedicated to Siwa. Ulun Danu Temple is one of nine “Kahyangan Jagat Temple” which are surrounding Bali, that makes it become one of the most important Temple for the Balinese.
The temple consist of five temples and one Buddhist Stupa, i.e. Penataran Agung Temple, Dalem Prajapati Temple, Dalem Purwa Temple, Taman Beji Temple, Lingga Petak Temple, and Buddhist Stupa. Every Temple has their own function and God or Goddess to worship.
There are few activities that you can do in the Temple, i.e activity on the water with