Taman Ayun Temple
Taman Ayun Temple
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Taman Ayun Temple is a Royal Temple of Mengwi Empire and it is located in Mengwi Village, Mengwi sub district, Badung regency and about 18 Km north side of Denpasar town. It is strategically located beside of major roadway between Denpasar to Singaraja. It is set on the land which is surrounded by the big fish pond and look like a drift on the water
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  • KayJay
    81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Calming culturally rich experience
    We were staying in a Villa that provided a driver . Best option to take you wherever you want and be flexible with time . Our driver was knowledgeable and PATIENT with the traffic . Loved the Mengwi Temple that was unique and the walk was so calming as the place is surrounded by water. We were provided with sarongs as a sense of respect to the Hindu culture .I LOVED the authenticity of the place and it wasn’t crazy busy .
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 26, 2023
  • Jonofromcas
    Castleford, United Kingdom1,437 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Temple with many shrines.
    Visited as part of a day touring round temples. The main holy courtyard with the many roofed temples is located within a moat and you can see over the walls but not enter. It was a little different than other temples due to the design and as there were so many of the shrines. Entry is IRD 30k each.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 16, 2023
  • travelwithoutmercy
    Vientiane, Laos202 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful
    Our visit to Taman Amun Temple was the highlight of an otherwise thoroughly disappointing trip to Bali. The temple is a serene part of the island, an island that is over busy and over full. We spent a very pleasant 30 minutes, simply walking around its grounds and enjoying the peace and Tranquility.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 28, 2023
  • AZCasualTraveler
    Mesa, Arizona1,911 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Temple in Bali
    The ancient Taman Ayun Temple was built around the 1600's as an open, airy temple and was built insde a walled compound surrounded by a water moat. Tourists are not allowed entry inside the walled compound where to temple is located, but we were allowed to walk around just outside the short wall to view and take photos of the Temple. The beautifully landscaped grounds surrounding the Temple provide a wonderful backdrop for viewing and taking photos. This Temple is both historically and culturally important to Bali Indonesia and has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 25, 2023
  • Darren L
    Queenstown, Maryland848 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Temple
    This is a very well maintained site with unique pagodas and water features. We really enjoyed the site with our guide and learned a lot. There is a film toward the end which also helped explain some of the history.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 25, 2024
  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,596 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Royal Temple of of Mengwi.
    Our driver recommended that we visit this temple complex and after an hour or more strolling through the compound and gardens and admiring various features we were both happy to have heeded her advice. Beautifully maintained, manicured lawned areas, water features and lotus ponds, lake/moat with waters free of rubbish, such a difference to many other temple complexes in Bali. Great that our guide accompanied us, an invaluable source of information as she was born in a nearby village. The temple dates to 1634, built by Tjokerda Sakti Blambangan, ruler of the Mengwi kingdom at the time. A small attendance fee gains admission to the public areas and also garbed us with a sarong for the duration of our visit.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 6, 2024
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Abana87
Leeds, UK80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
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.
Written October 4, 2020
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MADHURKJAIN
Vadodara, India395 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
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
Written September 12, 2020
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,596 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Our driver recommended that we visit this temple complex and after an hour or more strolling through the compound and gardens and admiring various features we were both happy to have heeded her advice. Beautifully maintained, manicured lawned areas, water features and lotus ponds, lake/moat with waters free of rubbish, such a difference to many other temple complexes in Bali. Great that our guide accompanied us, an invaluable source of information as she was born in a nearby village. The temple dates to 1634, built by Tjokerda Sakti Blambangan, ruler of the Mengwi kingdom at the time. A small attendance fee gains admission to the public areas and also garbed us with a sarong for the duration of our visit.
Written April 7, 2024
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Raymond W
Townsville, Australia4,565 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Taman Ayun is one of five sites jointly listed as part of the Bali Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site. It is also one of six surviving royal temples on the island, dating back to the 17th century. Highlights include a huge cockfighting pavilion, an ornate watchtower, a beautiful moat and numerous multi-tiered shrines known as meru. Entrance costs 30,000 rupiah for foreigners.
Written January 7, 2020
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mzzyap
Philippines2,571 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
There was hardly anyone there when we came. 30,000 Rupiah entrance fee and they provide the green sarong to borrow. Meandering through the garden you'll reach a cluster of exhibition areas. Listen to the short recorded presentation to understand Taman Ayun better. Clean restrooms. Plenty of shade and seats to rest on hot days.
Written February 14, 2020
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simply-peregrinating
Waddington, UK2,758 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
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.
Written October 24, 2020
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Rodney Y
Sydney, Australia140 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I understand that this can be a very peaceful temple to visit. We went there on Hindu new year which wasn't too peaceful. Being on an organised tour we only had time for a walk around the outside wall but you could see the towers. The grounds were well kept. An interesting drive through the townships and countryside to get there particularly all the family temples.
Written March 4, 2020
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travelwithoutmercy
Vientiane, Laos202 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Our visit to Taman Amun Temple was the highlight of an otherwise thoroughly disappointing trip to Bali. The temple is a serene part of the island, an island that is over busy and over full. We spent a very pleasant 30 minutes, simply walking around its grounds and enjoying the peace and Tranquility.
Written October 28, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

KayJay
81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We were staying in a Villa that provided a driver . Best option to take you wherever you want and be flexible with time . Our driver was knowledgeable and PATIENT with the traffic . Loved the Mengwi Temple that was unique and the walk was so calming as the place is surrounded by water. We were provided with sarongs as a sense of respect to the Hindu culture .I LOVED the authenticity of the place and it wasn’t crazy busy .
Written April 26, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jonofromcas
Castleford, UK1,437 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Visited as part of a day touring round temples.

The main holy courtyard with the many roofed temples is located within a moat and you can see over the walls but not enter.

It was a little different than other temples due to the design and as there were so many of the shrines.

Entry is IRD 30k each.
Written July 16, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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