Lake Beratan or also called Danu Bratan is located in Bedugul area, Candikuning village, Baturiti district, Tabanan regency, Bali. Approximately 55 km from the city of Denpasar, Lake Bratan is located at an altitude of ± 1240 m above sea level, temperatures in the Beratan lake area (Bedugul area) of approximately 18 ° C at night and ± 24 ° C during the day.
Lake Beratan has an area of approximately 375.6 hectares with a depth of 22-48 meters with a roughly around 12 km of the circumference. Lake Bratan is the largest and second largest lake after Lake Batur in Bali, which serves very important as a major source of irrigation in the area located in the central part of the island of Bali.
Danu Bratan is well known as one of the best tourist destinations visited by thousands of foreign and domestic tourists, fresh mountain air with beautiful lake, temple and mountain views and away from the city noise make this place a favorite tourist attraction and recommended tourist attraction for visited during the holidays on the island of the gods.
In the lake area is also facilitated with adequate accommodation such as hotels, villas, restaurants for the convenience of visitors. For those of you who like the water tour, in Beratan lake area there are also water games such as parasailing, canoeing or jetski. In the eastern part of Lake Bratan there is a mountain called Catur Mountain (the Balinese call it Pucak Mangu) as a very good place for hiking, and not far from the lake area there are also other interesting attractions such as Eka Karya Bedugul botanical gardens, fruit market, and Bedugul vegetables, and there is also Buyan lake and Lake Tamblingan.
The attractions of Bedugul Lake
The name of this lake its original name is not lake Bedugul, but lake Beratan / Bratan. However, due to enter the tourist area Bedugul, then many tourists are more familiar mention the name Beratan lake / Bratan with the name Bedugul lake.
The main attraction of Lake Bratan lies in:
Views of the temple in the middle of the lake. The name Purana, Pura Ulun Danu Bratan.
Cool mountain air. Because Lake Bratan is located at an altitude of about 1,239 meters above sea level.
In the area of Lake Bratan area, there are views of colorful flowers, shady pine trees, and green grass.
There are deer and deer.
There is adequate parking facilities, toilets and a playground for children.
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
Pura Ulun Danu Beratan, a unique temple because the location of the temple is in the middle of the lake. If you ever pay attention to picture sheet of currency Rp 50.000, there is the picture of Danu Beratan temple.
Ulun Beratan Temple of Beratan, its ancient building is very characteristic of Bali. That is a temple building that has a roof terraced, tower with 11 levels roof, 7 levels, and 3 levels. The tower caused the Hindu belief in Bali, against the three gods, namely:
- Lord Vishnu (11 levels).
- God Brahma (7 levels)
- Lord Shiva (3 levels).
The favorite activity of tourists during a vacation to Beratan Lake Bedugul is a photo with a background of the middle temple of the lake. Because so many tourists who want to have photos with a temple background, you will find it difficult to take photos without anyone beside you. How to mediastina is come early.
In addition to taking photos, many tourists hire a speedboat boat using a motor to surround the lake, in order to enjoy the view of the lake from close range. Beratan Lake has a water depth of up to 23 meters.