Ulun Danu Temple Beratan Bedugul Bali

by - May 29, 2019

Temple of Enchantment in the Middle of the Bedugul Plateau

Ulun Danu Temple in Beratan Bedugul Lake is indeed one of the popular tourist attractions in Bali

Ulun Danu Temple in Beratan Bedugul Lake is indeed one of the popular tourist attractions in Bali, even referred to only as a tourist attraction Bedugul and we understand this place is Ulun Danu temple, even though in this region there are other attractions such as Eka Karya Botanical Garden or Botanical Gardens . But that's how the Ulun Danu temple area in Beratan Lake is indeed very beautiful. However, rarely explores the history of the temple, more is expressed the beauty of the natural tourist area that is hilltop, cool air and build a temple building located in the middle of the lake.

Visitors who came to Ulun Danu temple in Beratan Bedugul lake were indeed more interested in their natural charm, without understanding the meaning of needing temples in this region, as well as discussing the history that took place on the lake. If indeed you are interested in historical tourism then this place can preach the news of past history that you need to know, we reviewed this past history a little on this page. However, if you visit the tourist attraction, take part in a tour package and a complete guide, then the tour guide can give a little picture of the history of the founding of the temple of Ulun Danu.

History of Ulun Danu Temple on Beratan Bedugul Lake

Ulun Danu Temple in Beratan Bedugul Lake is indeed one of the popular tourist attractions in Bali

Originally the name Bedugul from the words "drum" and "kul-kul", these two words are two tools that produce sounds. Bedug is a typical musical instrument of Muslims and is also placed in mosques, while Kul-kul is a kentongan which is used as a sign for Balinese communication. And in this region there is a mosque standing on the side of the road, a combination of these two words from two different cultures, is an accu- mulation of culture that has been well preserved in Bali. There is also another version that comes from the word Bedugul, which arises when there is a king bathing in the lake Beratan, then seen by local residents and says "bedogol raja looks" so that the word bedogol is now Bedugul.

Ulun Danu Temple in Beratan Bedugul Lake is from the history of the Babad Mengwi lontar, that in this region there are two historical relics, namely sarcophagus and also stone boards originating from the Megalithic era, so that it is fairly ancient and old, dating from 500 BC . So this place has been used as a place for performing rituals since the megalithic era. The two artifacts are now placed inside the temple. The history of the existence of the Ulun Danu temple is associated with the Bedugul name, the time span is very far, the comparison of the Megalithic era with the entry of Islam into Bali if it is associated with the word "drum" in the name Bedugul.

Listening to the history of the Ulun Danu temple, at a glance implied in the Babad Mengwi eject that describes, When the king of Mengwi namely I Gusti Agung Putu suffered defeat in the war against I Gusti Ngurah Batu Tumpeng. In his defeat I Gusti Agung did tapa semadi at the peak of Mount Mangu to ask for enlightenment and supernatural power, after the blessing was obtained he rose and founded the palace of Belayu (bela ayu) and returned to fight against I Gusti Ngurah Batu Tumpeng, and succeeded in victory, after the victory the king set up a temple on the shores of the lake Beratan and is now called temple Ulun Danu.

King Mengwi namely I Gusti Agung Putu who was the founder of the Mengwi kingdom who also had a close connection with Taman Ayun Temple in Mengwi also built a temple on the edge of the Beratan lake. The king established the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple before establishing the Taman Ayun temple, there was no clear year number when the temple was established. However, in the Lontar Babad Mengwi it was stated that the Taman Ayun temple was divided into Anggara Kliwon Medangsia in Saka Sad Bhuta Yaksa Dewaya in 1634 AD or Isaka 1556.

Based on the year of the establishment of the Taman Ayun temple in Mengwi, it is certain that the Ulun Danu temple in Beratan Bedugul lake was established before 1634 AD, while the artifacts in the temple were estimated to have existed 500 BC. Since the establishment of the temple, Mengwi's kingdom became famous and the king was given the title "I Gusti Agung Sakti" by his people. Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is tempered or maintained by 4 satakan or "gebug satak" villages, which consist of; Said Baturiti which consisted of 6 custom villages, said Kuning Temple consisted of 5 traditional villages, said Antapan in area 4 customary village and Bangah state consisted of 3 traditional bendesa.

The Ulun Danu Temple area in Beratan Bedugul lake has 5 temple complexes and one Buddhist stupa. This indicates that when the Ulun Danu temple was established, acculturation of Hindu culture with Buddhism has occurred which is harmony and harmony among religious people. Among the five temple complexes are the Penataran Agung temple, which is a place of worship for Tri Purusha Siwa, Dewa Siwa, Sadha Siwa and Parama Siwa, Dalem Purwa Temple as Bhatari Durga and Dewa Ludra stalls, Taman Beji Temple as a melasti ceremony and begging Tirta amertha, Lingga Temple Plots located in the middle of the lake as the main source of water and fertility as Dewi Sri and Pajapati Pura as the stalls of Dewi durga.

Photograph with the background of the Lake Edge temple

Ulun Danu Temple in Beratan Bedugul Lake is indeed one of the popular tourist attractions in Bali

Experience while on vacation to Ulun Danu Bratan Temple, I see most tourists after entering Bentar Temple (entrance gate of the temple) will take a walk in the temple area while taking photos. Upon your arrival by the lake, you will see a view of the temple that looks above the lake's water surface. The most beautiful and unique scenery that you can see is the thin mist that comes down and covers the surface of the lake.

Because of the hectic tourists who vacation to the tourist attraction of the temple in Bedugul lake, it makes it difficult for me to take photos without any other tourists in the photo. On the lakeside area there are also many photographers who offer direct photo services. Photo printed with 6R photo size, price of a photo of 15,000 IDR.

Watersport Activities of Lake Beratan

Ulun Danu Temple in Beratan Bedugul Lake is indeed one of the popular tourist attractions in Bali

In addition to taking pictures with a temple background, many travelers also take part in watersport activities in the lake area. Like, fishing, kayaking, speedboats and sailing boats. Then where is the location of boat rentals in the Ulun Danu Beratan temple area? On the right side of the temple location, there is a small pier where traditional boats, speedboats and goose boats are rented.

By boat, tourists can see the view of the lake, temple architecture from a short distance with a different perspective or photo angle. You can also rent a goose boat that kids usually like. But you need to know, Lake Beratan Bedugul has a water depth of up to 23 meters. So please be careful when riding a boat in the middle of the lake.

If you want to get around the Lake Bratan area, you can rent a speedboat. The following is the speedboat rental price in the Beratan lake. In addition, the speedboat rental prices around the lake may change at any time. If for you too expensive, try to bid on the rental price. We will always try to renew boat rental prices on Bedugul Lake.

Tourist Facilities
Most famous tourist attractions on the island of Bali have complete tourism facilities for the convenience of tourists. In the tourist area area of ​​Ulun Danu Bratan Temple there is a very wide parking area for vehicles. Public toilets and bathrooms are also available. Adjacent to the parking area, precisely from the tourist exit gate, there are many small shops selling Balinese souvenirs as well as soft foods and drinks.

For places to eat available, especially places to eat that are outside the tourist area. If you vacation with children, there is a children's play area and seating area around the park.

Vacation Tips
The best time to visit the tourist attraction of Candi Beratan Bedugul is in the morning around 8:15. The reason is because the number of tourists is still quiet in the morning so you will have enough room to take photos. In addition, in the morning the chance of rain is lower and the fog rarely drops. Always remember to bring an umbrella or raincoat, because rainfall in the Bedugul area is very high even in the dry season.

If you want to go around Lake Beratan using a speedboat, you should bring a life jacket. After visiting Ulun Danu Bratan Temple, you can visit the place, Bedugul Bali botanical garden. Then tour the Jatiluwih Terraces rice field, and proceed to the Tanah Lot temple of Bali. We recommend using a car rental + driver + fuel service in Bali. Because the journey from the southern Bali tourist area to Bedugul is quite long. So you can rest in the car while traveling. During the peak season / Bali holiday season, namely July, August and December, the number of tourists will be very crowded. Use proper clothing when entering the temple area such as wearing a sarong and a scarf tied to the waist.

Ticket : Adult 20,000 IDR, Child 15,000 IDR
Speedboat rental rates for three passengers, Rp. 100,000 / 1 round.
Speedboat rental rates with a capacity of 7 passengers, Rp. 185,000 / 1 round.
Operational Hours : Ulun Danu temple area in Bedugul for tourists is open from 8am to 6pm. In order for you to get good photos, you should arrive early, so that visitors are more quiet. By 10 o'clock in the morning, many tourists had arrived.

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