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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...more
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Jalan Ayodya, Mengwi, Indonesia
+62 813-3854-3274
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small. Quiet. Less visited. Green and beautifully created surrounded by water. Unique are the many towers which you dont see in other temples. Ground is small and delicate. Its like walking into a cambridge or oxford colllege. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GlobeTrotter10101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To me, this was the best temple in Bali, that truly reflected the Balinese culture and temple architecture. The focus here was more on the temple rather than scenery and there were no selfie-crazy crowds. A very serene and calm place, one can take a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SeshKomanduri
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing so special here, the building design are similar with ulun danu temple and pura besakih. If ulun danu and pura besakih already in ur visit plan, you may skip this location. Dun need to waste money on entrance fees and time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fongpen1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This temple is a UNESCO site and it's very big. Our driver suggested we visit after we'd been to Tanah Lot and we're glad because we wouldn't have known about it otherwise. There's a big sign near the entrance that requests that women don't come...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nic N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Entrance fee IDR 10k for domestic. This temple area is really big. Very calm and quite. I spend time to walk around. Road for wheelchair is available.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ccanseria
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Royal Temple on quite a big ground. Other than the beautiful buildings and gates, there is nothing much to do and see around here. I did not spend more than 30 minutes here. The entrance fee is Rp 20,000.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chan C
Reviewed December 13, 2018

A relaxing walk and immersion into Balinese culture. This temple, one of many UNESCO sites in Indonesia, is so full of history, it's huge, very clean and magnificently photogenic. The grounds are also very beautiful

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank archemistl
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Recommended for travelers who come to Bali for traveling. For Bali still keep for the next.......... Good for Bali and tourism.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BudayaTours
Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

A much nicer place now with crowd control. Not allow to step on grass does great to the environment. However a lot of the area are now off limits. Just can see from far. Still a great place to visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stevecR986FT
Reviewed November 29, 2018

One of the very famous temple in Bali and built by Bali royal family. Beautiful and calm place, not much crowded .

Date of experience: October 2018
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May 1, 2018|
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Response from retireeVancouver | Reviewed this property |
We visited this temple complex - the Royal Temple- in February 2018. Visitors walk thru 2 inner courts on a wide paved path in the midst of a lawn area. This path leads to the temple walls that surround the buildings inside... More
April 2, 2018|
Response from Ananya P | Reviewed this property |
Hi Clad, the temple opens from 0900hrs to 1600hrs everyday. it remains open throughout the year. though the literal meaning of taman is Garden and Ayun means a Temple.
October 30, 2017|
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Response from helee999 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know about booking on line. We hired our driver for the day through the Villas we stayed at. He was a great driver and took us foe a whole day to lots of places.
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