Ulun Danu Batur Temple, Kintamani

#3 of 11 in Historic Sites in Bangli
Photograph the many-tiered roofs of Ulun Danu Batur Temple, one of the most significant temples in Bali. This temple is part of a complex of some 285 shrines and pavilions. From these shrines, you can look across Lake Batur towards the volcano of the same name. The structures once sat at the foot of the volcano, which destroyed all but one 11-tiered building in 1926. After the eruption, the complex was rebuilt in its present location on the rim of Mount Batur's vast caldera--a crater-like basin formed by volcanic activity. Bring your own sarong--which must be worn around the grounds--to avoid paying an exorbitant price for a rental. Plan a Kintamani trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • Due to the name, people might mix this temple up with the beautiful water situated temple as seen in some pictures from reviews. But please avoid this temple at all cost. This is one big tourist...  more »
  • Prior to seeing the temple, we were welcomed by a well-maintained park by the lake. The special thing about this temple is that it is built on an island which makes it unique and beautiful. I've been....  more »
  • This temple is really annoying. The people that run this place only want your money. There is an old man that patrols the entrance and approaches everyone who looks like a tourist. He states that we needed to buy an entrance ticket at the opposite street. But the strange thing is, that there was no one at the temple entrance that is checking for tickets. So okay, we went with him and crossed the street to the ticket salesman. The man said a ticket costs 35,000 rupiah for the entrance and a welcome drink. (The drink is just a small glass of juice). By the way, this was the second temple we wanted to visit, that's why we already had sarongs with us. Near the ticket vendor is an aggressive lady that said we needed to rent her scarf to enter the temple. But in all of the temples in Bali we've been to, only this particular temple needed a scarf. We even asked her why we needed the scarf when we already have our sarongs. She didn't have any answer, and she just kept on repeating "you need it. Your sarong is not enough." We were so mad that we didn't bother to ask the rental price of the scarf. God knows how much she would charge if we needed a sarong too. As for the temple itself, we didn't go inside, but it doesn't look big anyway and the temple is not worth to visit for all the money you "need" to spend and the hassle they put you through. Avoid this place for the sake of your wallet and sanity.
  • Don't go!!! First it is very long ride to get there,very bad road and it is absolutely not worth it at all. Once we got there, there are ladies outside who are scamming you and saying that first you need to pay an entrance and then saying that without sarong you can't get in, i was properly dressed with a long dress and long sleeves, my friend is a Muslim so she was absolutely all covered from head to toe and still needed to RENT the sarong since we didn't want to buy it. The only thing we liked was the view to the volcano but you can see it even without entering the temple. Also, there is a man out there who is trying to be nice but actually in the end he tries to sell you pictures. Avoid this place, there are other temples that are worth going but not this one.
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