Pura Ulun Danu Batur is often said to be the second most important temple in Bali, behind Pura Besakih. The temple is dedicated to the goddess of lakes and rivers, Ida Batari Dewi Ulun Danu, with the words “Ulun Danu” literally meaning “head of lake”. In the heart of the complex, lies the shrine dedicated to Dewi Danu, which was the only structure that survived a volcanic eruption prior to the construction of the current complex in 1926. Presently, the complex houses a total of 9 temples along with 285 shrines and pavilion dedicated to the respective gods.
Tourist Tip: It is mandatory to wear a sarong to enter the complex. However, tourist traps are strife at the temple as many locals try to make gains with unsuspecting tourist by renting sarongs at extremely high prices. So, we recommend you to purchase or rent your own sarongs prior to heading to Ulun Danu Batur.