Bali, Bratan

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple

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Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is an iconic Hindu temple complex located on the shores of Lake Bratan. The temple's scenic location and the beauty of the lake make it a popular spot for photography.

The temple was built in the 17th century and is dedicated to Dewi Danu, the goddess of water, lakes and rivers. The complex comprises several shrines and pavilions, including the Pura Penataran Agung, which is the main shrine and the largest one on the site. The temple's architecture is characterized by its multi-tiered roofs, which are decorated with intricate carvings and sculptures.

The temple is also an important site for Balinese Hinduism, as it is considered a source of holy water that is used in religious ceremonies throughout the island. You can participate in a purification ritual, called melukat, in which you are cleansed with the temple's holy water.