Bedugul Ulun Danu Temple Bali
Ulun Danu Beratan temple location
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is one of beautiful Balinese Hindu Temples located at Candi Kuning countryside, Baturiti sub district and Tabanan regency. It is about 50 km north side the way from Denpasar to Singaraja. The temple is set at lakeside of Beratan with beautiful lake view and hills surround it.
It is also commonly called as Bali temple on the lake or Bali temple on the water because it looks like floating on the water when the water level in the lake is rising. We can find at north side of this temple is Pucak Sangkur mount, in the eastside there is Beratan Mount which also referred as Pucak Mangu or Pucak Pangelengan, in the south side there is Terate Bang Mount and in the Westside there is Tapak Mount and Watukaru Mount. On our full day bedugul tour you may see Bali temple on the water.
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple History
Based on archeological data and historical data that contained in Mengwi chronicle, Ulun Danu Beratan temple was built by the king of Mengwi in 1633. It consists of four compounds,the two outermost of which are completely surrounded by water.
There is a sarcophagus in form of a stone and a board on the left of Ulun Danu Beratan Temple that is come from the megalithic tradition around 500 BC. Both artifacts are now placed on each Bebaturan (terrace).It is believed that the location where the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple had been used as a place to carry out the ritual since Megalithic era.
It is said that I Gusti Agung Putu as the founder of the Mengwi Kingdom built the temple on the edge of Beratan Lake, before he established Taman Ayun Temple. On this Lontar (bible made from papyrus leave) is not mentioned when he was found the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, but on the Lontar was fond the Taman Ayun Temple establishment with the ceremony held on Anggara Kliwon Madangsia ( Tuesday, Balinese calendar ) Saka year 1556 ( 1633 AD) .
What to see in Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
Ulun Danu Beratan temple is very famous for its beauty that has become a favorite tourist spot in Bali, around this place also been equipped with many accommodations such as hotels, villas, restaurants, spacious public park and souvenir shops. Not far from the location of Ulun Danu Beratan temple there are also some interesting place for holiday such as Bedugul botanical gardens and Bedugul fruit and vegetable market.