Bedugul - Tourist Destination - Mountain Lake Resort, Temple - Bali
- Bali Indonésie
Bedugul is a mountain lake resort area in Bali, Indonesia located in the centre-north region of the island near Lake Bratan the road between Denpasar and Singaraja. Bedugul is located at 48 kilometres (30 mile) north of the city of Denpasar. Other nearby lakes are Lake Buyan and Lake Tamblingan. Bedugul enjoys a mild mountain weather due to its location at an altitude of about 1,500 metres (4,900 ft) above the sea level. Major sites in Bedugul are the Pura Ulun Danu Bratan water temple and the Eka Karya Botanic Garden. Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, or Pura Bratan, is a major Shivaiteand water temple on Bali, Indonesia the other major water temple being Pura Ulun Danu Batur. The temple complex is located on the shores of Lake Bratan in the mountains near Bedugul. Water temples serve the entire region in the outflow area, downstream there are many smaller water temples that are specific to each irrigation association (subak). Built in 1663, this temple is used for offerings ceremony to the Balinese water, lake and river goddess Dewi Danu, due to the importance of Lake Bratan as a main source of irrigation in central Bali. The 11 stories of pelinggih meru dedicated for Shiva and his consort Parvathi. Buddha statue also present inside this temple. Lake Bratan is known as the Lake of Holy Mountain due to the fertility of this area. Located 1200 m above sea level, it has a cold tropical climate. The Botanic Garden, opened in 1959 with a total area of 157.5 hectares (389 acres) is the largest in Indonesia.
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