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An Ancient Temple on the Shores of Beratan Lake

 ( Not Rated ) , by BeED Author   -  Geography Upper Secondary (Core Content)
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  1 hour(s)
   15   0   2
  Monday, November 6, 2017
   Not Required
  30.66 MB

Course Info

About this Place Of Interest


Pura Ulun Danu Beratan is an ancient temple built by Mengwi King, I Gusti Agung Putu in 1556. It is located on the shores of Lake Beratan, which is considered to be one of the 20 most beautiful lakes in the world and the second largest in Bali after Lake Batur [1]. The lake - 23 metres deep and spreads over 1,605 hectares - plays a pivotal role for irrigation in central Bali. The silhouette of the temple's multi-tiered thatched roof, reflected in the lake and against the often cloudy mountain backdrop, not only offers stunning photographic opportunities to visitors but also evokes the spirit of transcendence. The temple, dedicated to Dewi Danu, considered the goddess of lakes and rivers, is located about 900 metres above sea level. It is one of the nine directional temples in Bali and the second largest temple on the island after Besakhi. Other temples located within the large compound include Pura Lingga Petak, Pura Penataran Pucak Mangu, Pura Terate Bang, and Pura Daliem Purwa.

About this Learning Experience


In this Learning Experience, you will learn how a freshwater lake can be used purposefully to generate income for community members and how tourism can boost the establishment of leisure facilities and development of infrastructure. Note: The reflection phase will take place under Point B.

Syllabus Content


  • Understand how human and physical process interact to influence, change landscapes, environments and how human activity relies on effective functioning of natural systems.

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