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Taman Ayun Temple, Mengwi

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Admire the traditional Balinese architecture and well-maintained gardens of Taman Ayun Temple, a complex of religious buildings and a popular tourist attraction. The tiered stone places of worship cut iconic shapes against the surrounding scenery, and the grounds provide peaceful walking routes through gardens designed around impressive water features. An expansive site, the temple complex includes an old cockfighting pavilion and tall shrines shaped like pagodas. Add Taman Ayun Temple to your Mengwi travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Mengwi travel itinerary planner .
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  • This was my second visit to the temple complex of Pura Taman Ayun and I loved it. This temple was huge, clean and magnificently green. The first thing after entering the complex I noticed was an orang...  more »
  • The Balinese architecture is very beautiful. It was a very relaxing site. The temple is surrounded by a moat, very similar to ones in Angkor Wat Cambodia  more »
  • Peaceful and beautiful. The staff is very friendly and the affordable price for one of the jewels of Bali
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  • If you’re an Indonesian, you’ll agree with me that this garden is (one of) the tidiest garden or park in Indonesia. Well worth noting that it’s actually a front gate toward the Temple compound inside. That’s why the condition is being kept tiny and very tranquil. If you’re from Western the tedious condition of the garden would remind you of those park in your homeland, yet of course with authentic Balinese feeling. After going in, on the first right building there’s a mannequin display of the famous Balinese culture, cockerel fight. Pass that and go through to the inner part, there’s the Temple compound which meticulously designed considering it’s placing and size. Although you cannot enter the compound (my assumption it’s the same with Uluwatu, it’s only accessible for those who need to pray), the short brick fence allow you to see and take picture of the compound. The outer track which surrounded the compound also carefully planted with high tree which gave you much more soothing breeze (especially considering my visit was during summer, the front area is very open and so hot). There are some small bench if you want to sit and there’s a building which act as an art souvenir shop at the far left corner. This spot is a refreshing stop/rest point if you’re considering going across Bali (west-east/south north) which also act as a tourism spot. Very near to the garden also small convenience store and local food booth, which could provide you with F&B.
  • Good sight seeing experience, with 3 main court yards and a huge garden to soak in the beautiful architecture and Balinese design. Entrance tickets are Rupiah 20k per person for foreigners (Rupiah 10k for locals). Female visitors will be given one sarong to cover up before entry. You probably end up spending 30 - 45 minutes here, with some walking around and photography of the sights.
  • Though this is not a big temple it is one of the beautiful and attractive temple in Bali. Very nicely laid out garden and the moat around the main temple is really impressive. The temple architecture is very interesting especially the top part. It’s relaxing to walk around the temple complex. Worth visiting this temple while in Bali.
  • Another UNESCO site in Bali. There are 3 courts to visit. There's only one worth taking great photos which is the 3rd court. The other 2 are just mediocre. Beware of mosquitoes. There're many ponds with still water behind this temple which become breeding ground for mosquitoes.
  • Nice temple to visit. Can be hot walking. Wear your sun block
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