This ‘floating’ temple complex is one of the most iconic sanctuaries on the island and should be in your bucket list. It is a paradise for those who want to indulge in some peaceful time admiring nature and take stunning pictures.
A little bit of history
It was built in the 17th century, during the rise of the Mengwi kingdom and was one of the main worship places of the Hindu trinity.
Why should it be in your bucket list?
The atmosphere around the temple is quite serene, with the temple surrounded by still lake waters giving the illusion of it floating, especially when the water levels rise and the lush greenery enveloping the ancient Balinese architecture. Also, right near the temple is the Eka Karya Botanical Gardens which is worth visiting. For those who wish to do more than just staring at the beauty, there are water sports like jet-skiing and parasailing opportunities on the other side of the Beratan Lake.
How to go?
The temple is just over an hour away from Seminyak, a strategically convenient location that has easy access to many other tourist attractions in Bali and therefore, home to many 5-star hotels in Seminyak. You’ll be spoilt for choice with options like Montigo Resorts Seminyak.
The temple is open every day from 8 am to 6 pm and has an entrance fee of 10,000 IDR for foreigners. Don’t fret, that equals to less than 1$!
Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.