Ulun Danu Temple
A visit to the Ulun Danu Temple provides tourists the opportunity to enjoy the temple's uniqueness and the beautiful nature around it - both of which have made the temple one of Bali's favourite and must-see attraction.
The Ulun Danu Temple sits at the edge of the majestic Baratan Lake in the Bedugul area. It is dedicated to the goddess of the lake and allows you to see stunning architecture in a secluded and serene setting. A trip here will allow you to admire the shrines to different gods that the temple is dedicated to and also other areas such as the ornate carved gates.
The Ulun Danu Temple is located in the Bedugul area, Candikuning Village in the Tabanan regency. It is approximately 45 kilometres from the centre of Tabanan or 55 kilometres from Denpasar, the capital city of Bali.
Opening Days and Hours
The Ulun Danu temple is open daily from 08:00 to 18:00. However, the temple will be closed earlier when the area gets too foggy.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance fee costs IDR 7,500 (USD 0.52) for adult locals and IDR 10,000 (USD 0.70) for adult foreigners, plus a car park fee of IDR 5,000 (USD 0.35).
How to Get There
You can get to Ulun Datu temple via a car or taxi, and travel time takes around 2 hours. A parking area is available.
The Ulun Danu Temple is suitable for people of all ages, especially those interested in photography as this spot is absolutely beautiful and one of Bali’s best known sights. This is also a fun spot for children as there is a playground in this area.
Time to Spend
Ulun Danu Temple is a historical site where you can get more to know about Bali’s history and enjoy views of the Baratan Lake. Most people spend 1 to 2 hours here.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to go to Ulun Danu Temple is in the morning to avoid the fog which sometimes covers the temple.
Cafes and restaurants that serve local and western food can be found in the temple area, but note that these establishments can get rather busy during lunch time.
- Bedugul Botanical Garden is just 300 meters from the temple
- Handara Golf Resort Bali is 3.5 kilometres away and can be reached by car in 7 minutes
A few accommodation options can be found in the Ulun Danu Temple area such as hotels and villas.
Good to Know
Respect the rules of the temple as this is a Hindu place of worship, and refrain from littering in the area.