Located on the shores of Lake Bratan, in the quite cold area of Bedugul, Pura Ulun Danu Bratan is one of the most photographed temples in Bali. Like Taman Ayun Temple, this temple was built by King of Mengwi. The combination of pagoda (Meru) buildings with terraced roofs with very photogenic mountains and lakes is one reason that visits are very popular with tourists.
Comprising five separate temples, including one located on the lake and accessible by canoe, Ulun Danu Bratan Temple was built in the 17th century. This temple is located 1,239 meters above sea level, this is the peak of the misty Bedugul Plateau on the road to northern Bali. The tour usually combines Pura Ulun Danu Bratan with other Balinese water temples such as Tanah Lot and Taman Ayun, or with other tourist attractions in northern Bali such as waterfalls and dolphin viewing events off the north coast of Bali.
A visit to Ulun Danu Bratan Temple is a must for aspiring photographers. This temple view is no stranger to Bali postcards and on Instagram. Tourists who come to explore and enjoy the sights of Bedugul should bring several layers of clothing or warm clothes because the temperature can be so low that some restaurants have an open fireplace. If visitors like to eat fruits, you should buy fresh strawberries from the ingredients there, they are planted in the Bedugul area.
The climate of the highlands in Bedugul can turn cold quickly, especially during the rainy season around October to March. Bedugul is quite cold and quite moist so the strawberries grow well here. Visitors should arrive early in the morning to avoid the busy atmosphere of a crowd of tourists both local and foreign tourists, and to have the best chance to visit the Ulun Danu Bratan Temple without rain.