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23 holy places that promise a connection with nature

By: Anna Norris on March 24, 2014, 1:53 p.m.
Ulun Danu temple

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Ulun Danu Temple

Pura Ulun Danu appears to calmly float atop Lake Beratan (the Lake of the Holy Mountain) in Bali, Indonesia. Built in 1663, this Shaivite Hindu water temple has been used to make offerings to the Balinese water goddess, Dewi Danu. Its 11 stories are dedicated to Shiva and Parvathi, and there is also a Buddha statue inside the temple.