Taman Ayun Temple

Attraction Jalan Ayodya Mengwi Badung Bali, Indonesia Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hours 30 mins
08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
09:00 AM
10:30 AM
First-time visit
Attraction
Family
Historic
Outdoor
Must see
Kids
0.30 USD

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Taman Ayun Temple is a very beautiful Hindu temple uniquely designed with a distinctive style of Balinese architecture and surrounded by a large of fishpond that looks like floating on the water.

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Why Taman Ayun Temple is special ?

Taman Ayun literally translates as ‘beautiful garden’ and is generally regarded as one of the most attractive temples of Bali. 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 and 18 km northwest of Denpasar.


Pura Taman Ayun was built in 1634 by the Raja of Mengwi, I Gusti Agung Putu. It is a socalled Pura Kawiten or family temple, a special temple where the deified ancestors of the Raja Dynasty of Mengwi and important gods of other temples are honored.


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What to explore at Taman Ayun Temple?

From this candi bentar a straight, paved footpath leads through the well maintained park past a square pond with a fountain exactly in its center. This fountain has nine water jets, four of which are positioned according the cardinal points, another four according the sub-cardinal points and the ninth in the center, symbolizing the Dewa Nawa Sanga, the nine main gods of Balinese Hinduism.

The footpath leads on to a second candi bentar which gives access to the jaba tengah, the more elevated, second courtyard of the temple.

Inside the jaba tengah one finds the walled jaba jero, the third and most holy courtyard of the temple in which the most important shrines are located, among others a number of five, seven, nine and eleven tierd meru’s. The jaba jero is only accessible during important religious ceremonies, such as the odalan – the day on which the inauguration of the temple is commemorated.

The odalan of the Taman Ayun temple takes place every 210 days on a day called Anggara Kasih, the Tuesday of the week Medangsia of the Balinese Pawukon calendar. The ceremonies of this odalan cover a period of several days.

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Selling points

  • A nice small temple with amazing roofs
  • Peaceful and Quiet Temple
  • Peaceful stop off
  • Pleasant place to visit
  • A magnificent temple
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Duration
5.0 days
Estimated
350.28 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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Tips for you

  • Make sure you walk all the way to the back of the gardens through the trees very peaceful.
    What to see
  • Don't forget to bring hats and camera.
    What to bring
  • You can only look at the shrines since you are not allowed to enter the temple grounds where the tiered merus are located.
    Rule
  • You should wear comfortable shoes.
    What to wear
  • Sometimes, it can be used for wedding ceremony.
    Other
  • It's better to go early to avoid the crowd.
    Experience
  • Entrance fee: 15000 rp for adults, 7500 for kids.
    Ticket and Pricing

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I loved the prettiness of this temple. It is not massive and hence, a good short visit to be incorporated with some other activity as part of a larger day tour. I love the Balinese pagodas (Meru). Get a tour guide to explain the significance of the Merus to enhance your experience.

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