Ulun Danu Batur Temple has several names the locals use, including Pura Ulun Danu and Pura Batur, and is the second most significant temple in Bali.
The temple was constructed in 1926 in order to pay respect to the goddess of lakes and rivers, Dewi Danu which means ‘the chief of the lake’. It is located in the upper north-west region of the island.
Ulun Danu Batur Temple Bali Volcano, Entrance Fee & Dress Code
Ulun Danu Batur Temple consists of nine distinct temples, all of which contain numerous shrines built in honour of different deities. The main temple out of the nine consists of five major courtyards and is home to the spectacular 11-tiered pagoda.
The principal temple in the rich rice-filled region, Pura Danu Batur offers stunning views of the placid lake against the backdrop of the scenic mountainside. The mountain is revered for its serenity and great views, perfect for those looking for a spiritual experience amid flourishing flora and fauna.
Ulun Danu Batur Temple holds special meaning for the locals and plays a key role in the island’s socio-economic landscape. As the central water temple, Ulun Danu Batur has significant authority over the region’s traditional irrigation schemes. This is part of the reason why the locals consider the area to be extremely fertile, producing bountiful harvests of the island’s staple food, rice.
The entrance fee is typically 35,000 IDK, make sure you bring your own sarong to cover your knees otherwise the locals will ask you to rent one from them which can cost up to 20,000 IDR. Make sure that shoulders and midriffs are also covered.