Saraswati Temple

Saraswati Temple, Ubud

Saraswati Temple
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Saraswati temple Kingdom of Ubud is dedicated to honor the Hindu Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of learning, literature and art. This temple is very beautiful and artistic, so many tourists who come to see its charm, but for purposes of worship. Pura Taman Saraswati has a water garden and lotus pond at the center of its attraction as a tourist attraction.This temple is decorated with so many fine carvings and inside there Padmasana shrine located in the northeast, but it also contained bale barong, giant masks, statues of Goddess Saraswati and the statue of the devil Jero Gede Mecaling as high as 3 meters in front of the temple.
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Mallory A.
Tralee, Ireland19 contributions
We had the chance to visit Saraswati on Galungan Day and it was such an enjoyable visit. Really take your time and just soak in the beauty of this temple. From the gorgeous flowers along your walk in, to the intricate detail throughout the temple, it's a real testament to the skill and dedication of the Balinese people to their religion and culture.

Tip: Be mindful of the signage throughout the temple. This is an active temple, people still come to worship here, and there are signs alerting you of places you can't enter and things you should not take pictures of. There were a few tourists who ignored these signs while we were there and the locals had to intervene -- please don't be this person.
Written June 17, 2022
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BharathiMani
Bengaluru, India3,097 contributions
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This temple looks fantastic from the outside. There are two ponds in front of the temple full of beautiful Lotus. This is a Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of learning and knowledge.
There is no entry fee but you are not allowed inside the main temple.
A must visit
Written June 25, 2022
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SerendipityIndia
New Delhi, India1,244 contributions
We visited Saraswati temple only because it was bang in the center of Ubud city center and just a 5 minute walk to our hotel. The temple has amazing grounds with extensive lotus pond, very Indian jones type foresty temple setting which made for amazing pictures.

The temple itself we could enter but we ended up spending a nice 15 minutes at the temple grounds appreciating the setting and taking some great snaps.
Written May 30, 2022
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Surya D
Hyderabad, India7 contributions
Firstly there is no access to the temple, it is permanently closed. All you get is an opportunity to walk around the garden/pool area for a few minutes, snap a few pictures and a chance to spend some time and money in the bar or Starbucks on the premises, which is also odd in my opinion for a temple. Since it is located in the very busy Ubud market area, you can take a peak in while visiting the market area or returning from a walk on Campuhan ridge and if interested take time to watch the cultural dance program offered at end of the day on certain days of the week (either here or at nearby Ubud palace).
Written July 9, 2022
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Emel J
Belmore, Australia228 contributions
Off the main drag behind Lotus Cafe is Saraswati Temple. It is a lovely serene space with two large ponds full of lotus plants. Lotus are amazing plants at any time of the year, but when they are all blooming this temple is truely stunning. Very worth a visit and a quiet stroll around away from the madness of Jalan Raya.
Written February 26, 2020
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Abana87
Leeds, UK80 contributions
This is one of those “blink and you’ll miss it” temples, not too far down the street from the Puri Saren Palace. Much like the Royal Palace, if you didn’t know it was there, you would easily walk right on by, which is strange seeing as Saraswati feels three times taller that the Royal Palace and has its entrance flanked by gorgeous lotus ponds.
While Saraswati might not offer the most things to see, bar its entrance gate and the lotus ponds, they are such a striking, serene image that it’s no wonder they offer a service on wedding photos there. As far as a tourist spot goes, it’s a very brief stop but a beautiful one at that. There’s something about a good water feature that just calms the soul. If you’ve got five minutes and want a beautiful photo, Saraswati is where it’s at.
Written September 7, 2020
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Srikanth B
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The pond and the temple is good. But we can only go until the entrance gate. So it's just that small place. The entrance was beside a cafe which was a bit difficult for us to find as there is a Starbucks at the entrance and we thought it's Starbucks and went around different streets to find it.
Written January 5, 2020
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samhus
Al-Rayyan, Qatar119 contributions
We enjoyed taking photos there specially the lotus in the water. we watched the show there and it was average with Balinase dancers.
The mosquitos there were terrible and Bali in general and I think that they can clean it in a better way to attract more people specially kids, I spent my whole time worried that my kids could fall in the dirty water.
Written January 26, 2020
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Samantha F
Ballarat, Australia1,189 contributions
This is a beautiful place to visit, right in the heart of Ubud. I came here in March looking to have the perfect views with the reeds in the water, but I wasn't able to get these views. But it was still able to give me some gorgeous views. This is free entry

Super easy to find - right in between Lotus Cafe and Starbucks. Or you can see it when dining at Lotus Cafe.

If you want to get great photos, maybe visit early as this place is always crowded
Written March 8, 2020
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Chelsea B
Milton Keynes, UK1,914 contributions
A lovely Hindu temple located right in the centre of Ubud. The entry is free and there are lots of beautiful gates, which present many photo opportunities. It has a Lotus pond too, which if you're able to catch it at the right time of year, would be amazing to photograph.
Written June 23, 2020
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