Saraswati Temple
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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  • chloe951x
    United Kingdom55 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful but entry fee and dead pond
    There has now been an entry fee of 35k each, so it is no longer free. You need to dress appropriately in prayer outfits which is supplied and you have assistance fitting it - we quite liked this as it was an experience within itself. The temple is small but beautiful. It is a shame, it is surrounded by a cafe then Starbucks which takes away from the spiritual side of the temple. Also it is known for its lotus flowers but when we went, all the flowers are dead and work was being done as the pond is full of mud.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 5, 2023
  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia8,393 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyed the water feature
    The garden area, pond and surroundings were open to the public, but the inner sanctum was closed in preparation for cremation rites on 24th July. Very attractive water feature with fountains and the gardens surrounding. Glad that we got to see some of the grand Balinese temple architectural artistry.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 27, 2023
  • RS
    London, United Kingdom76 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty, but not a lot to see. The restaurant provides the same view
    There is an entrance fee to see the Saraswati temple but there isn’t a lot to see apart from what is visible from the entrance. Therefore our suggestion is to go to the adjacent cafe and get a table right next to the water features of the temple. That way you can soak in the views but avoid the entrance fee, which will of course then be substituted by a drink / other purchase.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 28, 2023
  • Larry M
    Vientiane, Laos585 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Picturesque temple in Ubud center
    You must adorn traditional Balinese garb when you enter temple (furnished) with the 35.000 rupiah admission. Some construction going on currently, but still plenty of nice photo ops. Don’t miss if nearby.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 12, 2023
  • adrenalinejunkie007
    Los Angeles, California57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice stop in Ubud
    Judging from the reviews (that I didn't read before visiting) the temple had more to offer at other times. When we visited, what was available to see is what's the current cover picture of the site, if that makes sense. You do have to wear cover-ups for respect, which was OK, and they're part of the entrance fee. It's definitely a stop to make while walking around in Ubud.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 22, 2023
  • Kristi P
    Estonia98 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice, but nothing special
    Admission fee is 50K, that includes sarong and other close you must wear to enter. Place is small, nice for pictures, but you get same view to many free temples, so not worth it in my opinion. Better take lunch next door in restaurant Lotus, where you can see inside the temple and get food for same 50k
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written April 20, 2024
  • rachel
    Cardiff, United Kingdom59 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful visit
    Although there isn’t a lot to do/see here, you can easily do this visit in 15mins, I really enjoyed it. It’s absolutely beautiful and a joy to visit. Entrance fee I think is reasonable and includes clothing to wear for respect. Beautiful little visit, I’d recommend.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 30, 2024
  • concubhair2017
    Dublin, Ireland130 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oasis amid the chaos
    An oasis of relative calm in Ubud - this water temple is just a few hundred meters from the somewhat underwhelming Ubud Palace. The stone carvings and lotus ponds off a respite from the craziness of Ubud Traffic, and a peaceful chance to cool down whilst enjoying the architecture and ambience. The 50,000R fee was worth it even for a short visit. The necessary coverings are provided at the entrance as part of the fee.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 11, 2024
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Surya D
Hyderabad, India13 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
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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samhus
Al-Rayyan, Qatar124 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
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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Abana87
Leeds, UK76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
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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Kristi P
Estonia98 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Admission fee is 50K, that includes sarong and other close you must wear to enter. Place is small, nice for pictures, but you get same view to many free temples, so not worth it in my opinion. Better take lunch next door in restaurant Lotus, where you can see inside the temple and get food for same 50k
Written April 20, 2024
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Mallory A.
Tralee, Ireland12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
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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RS
London, UK76 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
There is an entrance fee to see the Saraswati temple but there isn’t a lot to see apart from what is visible from the entrance. Therefore our suggestion is to go to the adjacent cafe and get a table right next to the water features of the temple. That way you can soak in the views but avoid the entrance fee, which will of course then be substituted by a drink / other purchase.
Written October 28, 2023
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concubhair2017
Dublin, Ireland130 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
An oasis of relative calm in Ubud - this water temple is just a few hundred meters from the somewhat underwhelming Ubud Palace. The stone carvings and lotus ponds off a respite from the craziness of Ubud Traffic, and a peaceful chance to cool down whilst enjoying the architecture and ambience. The 50,000R fee was worth it even for a short visit. The necessary coverings are provided at the entrance as part of the fee.
Written May 11, 2024
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BharathiMani
Bengaluru, India4,450 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
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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Jaz07
NYC64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Gorgeous, free temple in the middle of Ubud town, quite near the Palace and Ubud Market (literally next to Starbucks). The two lotus ponds anchor the temple which has a middle walkway so quite a photogenic site. Tip - go early to avoid the crowd. We were there at 8:30-9am in the morning and when we arrived, we were the only ones there. When we left, there were quite a few people coming in. Worth a stop as the detail/carvings on the stone are quite intricate. We also heard that the site hosts shows at night.
Written May 1, 2023
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jimwilson111
Watton, UK45 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
The temple is now closed to tourists so you can only visit the water gardens. The water gardens when we went we’re drained down to mud for maintenance. They only told you this after you had paid to enter. The right thing to do would have been to close. So essentially there is nothing to do and you put in sweaty unwashed robes to do it. The only reason I’m not giving 1 star is because it’s only 35k to get in
Written September 6, 2023
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