Pura Ulun Danu Beratan is one of the nine directional temples in Bali, thus one of the important places to worship for the Hindu community. It is beautifully located at the shores of Lake Beratan in the mountains of central Bali near Bedugul, 1200 meter above sea-level. When the water level of the lake rises, part of the temple is engulfed by it, giving the impression of it floating.
The temple was built in the 17th century, although the location itself has been used as a place of worship since ancient times. Pura Beratan consist of four complexes – Lingga Petak temple, Penataran Pucak Mangu temple, Terate Bang temple and Dalem Purwa temple- devoted to the Tri Murti of Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma, and the goddess of water, lakes and rivers, Dewi Danu. The water temple is closely connected to fertility and prosperity, mirrored in the fertile landscape of mountains, forests and lakes. Ceremonies held here ask for the continuous water supply for the famous Balinese subak system of irrigation.
Pura Beratan with its iconic 11-story meru is featured on the Indonesian 50,000 Rupiah note.
Pura Ulun Danu Beratan is easy to access with smooth paths around the park and at the lakes’s shore, including several ramps. We provide portable ramps for some few steps and equipment when needed to access the restrooms. For detailed information with photos about accessibility at Pura Ulun Danu Beratan contact us.