Tourist Attraction in Tabanan: Pura Ulun Danu Bratan
The Ulun Danu Bratan Temple (in Balinese: Pura Ulun Danu Bratan or simply Pura Bratan) is a Hindu temple on the island of Bali, Indonesia, in the Kabupaten (regency) of Tabanan. It is one of the main XIVAI temples of Bali and figure in the note of 50,000 rupees in Indonesia. The temple is situated in a mountainous region, on the edge of Lake Bratan, near the resort of Bedugul. It is about 30 km southeast of Singaraja and 50 km north of the island's capital, Denpasar. It was built in 1633 and is venerated as the goddess of water, rivers and lakes Dewi Danu. This is why one of the so-called "water temples" associated with the traditional subak balinese irrigation system. Due to the importance of Lake Bratan as the main source of irrigation in the center of Bali, ceremonies are held where offerings are made. The main pelinggih meru ("tower Meru"), characteristic of the pure (Balinese Hindu temples) has 11 floors (roofs) and is dedicated to the god Xiva and his consort Parvati. Inside the complex there is also a Buddha statue. Lake Bratan is known as the Sacred Mountain Lake due to the fertility of the region which, at 1,200 meters altitude, has a tropical climate of high altitude.