Bali or heaven island is one of the famous place in Indonesia.The Island is located in the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands. Bali isn’t just about tropical beaches and sun. Blessed with soaring volcanoes, breathtaking rice terraces, and ancient sites.
Talking about Bali, must be think and say “It`s wonderful, amazing, and beauty island as in the heaven”.
Bali Island is well known as an island of the God, Thousand of Temple or Heaven Island and a lot of name given by people in the world who have ever been in Bali.
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan,or Pura Bratan, is a major Shivaite and water temple on Bali, Indonesia. The temple complex is located on the shores of Lake Bratanin the mountains near Bedugul. Water temples serve the entire region in the outflow area; downstream there are many smaller water temples that are specific to each irrigation association (subak).
Built in 1633, this temple is used for offerings ceremony to the Balinese water, lake and river goddess Dewi Danu, due to the importance of Lake Bratan as a main source of irrigation in central Bali. The 11 stories of pelinggih merudedicated for Shiva and his consort Parvathi. Buddha statue also present inside this temple.
Lake Bratan is known as the Lake of Holy Mountain due to the fertility of this area. Located 1200 m above sea level, it has a cold tropical climate.
Untuk menuju ke pura ulun danu, dari hotel saya menginap di daerah Legian ditempuh sekitar 1 jam. Udara di Bedugul cukup sejuk, jalanan yang dilalui cukup berkelok-kelok, buat saya ini seperti perjalanan ke daerah Puncak Bogor. Untuk masuk kekawasan Pura kita harus membeli tiket terlebih dahulu , harga tiket Rp. 10.000/ orang.
Saat anda berkunjung ke daerah bedugul, bagi anda umat muslim, ada masjid yang cukup besar, sehingga memudahkna aktivitas beribadah disela jalan-jalan, dan juga banyak beberapa restoran halal disini. Candi kuning Baratan , merupakan salah satu daerah masyarakat muslim di Bali.