Don’t miss one of the top temples on Bali, a serene place of enveloping calm. The huge royal water temple of Pura Taman Ayun, surrounded by a wide, elegant moat, was the main temple of the Mengwi kingdom, which survived until 1891, when it was conquered by the neighbouring kingdoms of Tabanan and Badung. The large, spacious temple was built in 1634 and extensively renovated in 1937. It’s a spacious place to wander around, away from crowds.
Taman Ayun literally translates as ‘beautiful garden’. The Taman Ayun temple is situated in a beautiful park with trees and ponds, near the village of Mengwi in the south of Bali at about 8 km southwest of Ubud.
The Taman Ayun temple is bordered by broad canals and it can only be entered via a bridge leading to a richly ornamented candi bentar, the gate which gives access to the outer courtyard (jaba) of the temple.
Opening Hours: 8 am – 6 pm
Entrance Fee / person: 20.000 IDR
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