Bali’s Iconic Temple on the Lake
The iconic 17th-century Hindu temple above goes by the name of Pura Ulun Danu Bratan. It sits on the lake of Danau in Candikuning, Central Bali.
Most year round you will find the lake is calm and impeccably still; crisp cool misty mornings make it a perfect time to visit. Reflections off the lake, along with the scenic mountainous area surrounding Bedugul, creates a floating impression of this epochal place of worship. Part of its name stems from the lake goddess Dewi Danu. The most photographed part to this spiritual place is the 11 tiered meru, which sits atop of Lake Danau. Inside the temple complex, you will find beautiful flowers and cement statues of lions, owls, and fish, as well as typical Balinese architecture; tiered shrines dedicated to the Lord Vishnu.
Other temples in Bali:
Candi Kuning Market
Best time to visit Pura Ulun Danu Temple:
May, June & September
Where to Stay in Central Bali:
➳ Log fireplaces.
➳Breakfast, overlooking the hazy lake
Location of Pura Ulun Danu Bratan: