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Taman Ayun Temple

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Taman Ayun Temple

1,691 Reviews
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Jl. Ayodya No.10, Mengwi 80351 Indonesia
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Beyond the loud tourism activities in the island, Bali practices the balance of life. Join real Balinese family in their regular day and feel the value of the humble offering to the God, ancestors, and mother nature. Cook with the lady of the house in their traditional kitchen if you want, or take a walk around the village with the children. On festive occasions, you may get the chance to see the temple ceremony or even the known rooster fighting. Just another ordinary life with beautiful people. Taman Anyar runs by the villagers, uses the available resources from the village, and for the better life of the people. Share your special skill or expertise to the villagers. To complete your day, stop at Tanah Lot Temple, the best sunset point in Bali.
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simply-peregrinating wrote a review Oct 24
Waddington, United Kingdom2,664 contributions472 helpful votes
If you have time to visit the temple, it is really worth it. The old temple buildings are exceptionally picturesque. The grounds are gorgeous too with lovely flowers. Statues and carvings add to the beauty. Although there were several groups there on our visit we were able to find quiet areas to enjoy the peace.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Abana87 wrote a review Oct 4
Leeds, United Kingdom78 contributions35 helpful votes
Taman Ayun Temple was our first stop on our Temples Tour organised by Discova, and definitely set the standard for what to expect from the rest of our day's adventures. The setting itself is beautiful; the quality of the craftsman and meticulous attention to detail of the temples, archways, statues and pagodas are simply breathtaking and every single feature of the temple feels exact, purposeful and placed with exquisite care and respect. It definitely helps that the temple grounds felt a lot quieter than others we'd previously visited in Bali; despite being situated off a main road, the second you enter the Temple grounds you feel this wave of calm and tranquillity wash over you. Our guide did a good job at explaining the significance of the statues, the costumes that play such an important role in Balinese dance, and even the importance of the differing heights of the temples. All in all we found the Taman Ayun Temple to be an exemplary example of exactly the kind of engaging and enlightening escape that such adventures endeavour to deliver.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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MADHURKJAIN wrote a review Sep 2020
Vadodara, India290 contributions123 helpful votes
One of the famous Balinese temples located close to Denpasar. Covered as a part of a day tour to North Bali. The temple is nestled between wonderful greenery. At the back of the garden are wonderful pristine gardens where you can spend some moments in solitude. Visitors can see pryers and rituals inside the temple from the peripheral wall. Only locals clad in traditional attires and offerings for the god are allowed inside the temple. A less touristy but more peaceful of the famous Balinese temples
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Date of experience: October 2019
zebragorda wrote a review Apr 2020
Zihuatanejo, Mexico283 contributions30 helpful votes
While one of many Temples this one produced some of the best pictures because of the backgrounds Recommend a visit here.,
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Wildcat7400 wrote a review Mar 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia595 contributions147 helpful votes
Taman Ayun Temple was our 1st stop on our 3rd day in Bali. It is one of the 6 royal temples in Bali, specifically belonging to the Mengwi Royalty. Built in the 17th century in the Mengwi village, it has gained its place as one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In 1937, the Royal Temple underwent a significant restoration. Subsequent restoration projects were carried out in 1949, 1972 & the last in 1976. It is open from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on a daily basis and “Taman Ayun” simply means “Garden Temple in the Water.” As usual, our tour agent dropped us at the entrance & told us to wait for him while he park the van. There’s a pathway that leads to the Royal Temple’s entrance from the adjacent street. You can see water on your left & right while walking down the modern day bridge. In short, it looked like a moat. When you arrive at the gate, be prepared to pay a fee of IDR50,000 for admittance. Those who were not modestly dressed were given a sarong to put on. We saw a huge hall to the right of the entrance. According to our tour guide, it was used for communal gatherings & later cockfighting activities. To the left of the entrance was a water fountain. We saw a monitor lizard walking away from it & a resident cat at the ticket booth on our way out. As we walked further, we saw traditional Bali architecture with multi-tiered thatched roof shrines. The shrines were all in a large compound & surrounded by a narrow water canal or pond. Furthermore, each shrine was taller than the previous. Moreover, the Royal Temple’s garden landscape included ponds filled with lotuses. Both gardens & ponds surrounding the Royal Temple provide a calming atmosphere to those visiting. It gave us an idea of how the Mengwi Royals lived their lives back then. There was also an open area where 2 Barongs & 2 Rangdas were displayed. Taman Ayun Temple is less busy than others. The architecture & the foresight of the Royals certainly helped in making the temple into one of the most beautiful in Bali.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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