A famous landmark in Central Bali, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is situated on the western side of the Beratan Lake in Bedugul, which is a popular weekend hideaway for locals as well as visitors to the island. The Samaja Villas Beachside within Seminyak Luxury Villasoffer you romance, enchantment and the best beaches in Bali thrown in together with restaurants and clubs to give you the best entertainment.
Bedugul connects the north and the south of the island and is home to the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple which borders the Beratan Lake, and is an iconic sanctuary which is known as the ‘source temple of Lake Beratan’. The temple seemingly floats, due to the reflections of the lake, and the surrounding mountains which guard the temple, fashions an artistic setting.
The temple which has become an integral part in the sightseeing map, was built in the 17thcentury, dedicated to the worship of the Hindu Trinity; Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva. The lake goddess Dewi Danu was also included amongst the deities who were worshipped at the temple.
On entering through the temple gates, you will be struck by the sublime Balinese architectural features. The temple being located on the low lying side of the lake heightens the floating-like impression when the water levels rise. This gives the visitor who is keen on capturing creative photographs, a good opportunity.
The temple complex encompasses an artifact in the form of a sarcophagus and stone tablet which gives rise to the opinion that the site was a consecrated one, prior to the temple being built.
For those who wish to experience more, traditional jukung outriggers could be hired to tour the lake. Parasailing and jet skiing as well as fishing are some of the other activities that the area provides. The Eka Karya Botanical Gardens is also situated in the vicinity of Bedugul and creates a diversion for those who wish it.
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