10 Amazing Facts About the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Bali

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The Ulun Danu Temple is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Ulun Danu Temple showcases a remarkable blend of traditional Balinese and Hindu architectural styles 

The temple plays a crucial role in Bali's ancient Subak irrigation system, which dates back to the 9th century 

Ulun Danu Temple is strategically located at the foothills of Mount Catur, a dormant volcano 

Ulun Danu is a "Pura Tirta" or water temple, which means it is dedicated to the worship of water deities 

The temple is situated on Lake Beratan, a pristine body of water surrounded by lush mountains 

The main shrine of the temple complex is the Pura Penataran Agung, dedicated to Lord Shiva and his consort, Parvati 

Annually, the temple hosts a vibrant festival known as "Odalan," during which Balinese Hindus gather to make offerings, perform traditional dances, and express their devotion to the deities 

During the rainy season, when the water level of Lake Beratan rises, the temple appears to be floating on the surface of the lake 

The Ulun Danu Temple attracts thousands of visitors every year who come to admire its beauty