Pura Ulun Danu Bratan
- full Rp3300.00, child Rp1800.00, parking 2000.00 four-passenger speedboat hire (with driver) 125000.00 per 30 min; five-person boat hire (with boat-man) 80000.00 per 30 min; two-person pedal boat 35000.00 per 30 min
- open 24hrs; tickets available 07:00-17:00
Lonely Planet review for Pura Ulun Danu Bratan
This very important Hindu-Buddhist temple was founded in the 17th century. It is dedicated to Dewi Danu, the goddess of the waters, and is actually built on small islands, which means it is completely surrounded by the lake. Both pilgrimages and ceremonies are held here to ensure that there is a supply of water for farmers all over Bali.
The temple is truly beautiful, with classical Hindu thatch-roofed meru (multiroofed shrines) reflected in the water and silhouetted against the often cloudy mountain backdrop - one of the most common photographic images of Bali.
A large banyan tree shades the entrance; walk through manicured gardens and past an impressive Buddhist stupa to reach the lakeside.
For an almost surreal experience, take a quiet paddle across the lake and see Pura Ulun Danu Bratan at sunrise - arrange it with a boatman the night before.
The Perama Ulundanu eating house in the grounds has a pleasant outdoor terrace and the usual Indonesian and Western dishes.