Taman Ayun Temple

pura taman ayunPura Taman Ayun comprises of a fabulous Balinese temple and a gorgeous garden with spectacular water ponds located in Mengwi subdistrict in Badung Regency, Bali. An Ancient temple and the temple garden were showcased on the television program “Around the World in 80 Gardens". This beautiful temple compound showcases stunning conventional architectural characteristics far and wide its patios and fences as well as extensive garden panoramas incorporated of lotus and fish reservoirs. The temple was constructed in 1634 by the ruler of the Mengwi kingdom, with Chinese architectonic ideas, and experienced a substantial rejuvenation in 1937.

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Taman Ayun accurately interprets as ‘beautiful garden’ in Bahasa Indonesia and is usually viewed as one of the most charming and engaging temples in Bali. The beautiful Taman Ayun temple resides in a swanky park which houses massive trees and spectacular ponds, near the village of Mengwi. Pura Taman Ayun was created in 1634 by the Raja of Mengwi, I Gusti Agung Putu. The Taman Ayun temple is encircled by comprehensive canals and can only be accessed through a connection heading to an opulently embellished Candi Bentar, the entrance which provides passage to the external patio of the temple.

From Candi Bentar a decent, concrete walkway heads into a well-maintained lawn behind a rectilinear pool with a fountain which is precisely located in its center. A tall fountain with spouts jutting up and out to the cardinal directions can be seen in this area. This fountain comprises of nine water jets, four out of nine are stationed according to the cardinal points, other four according to the sub-cardinal points and the nine in the center, personifying the Dewa Nawa Sanga, the ninth main gods of Balinese Hinduism.The walkway heads on to a second Candi Bentar which provides admittance to the Jaba Tengah, the more dignified and elevated, second courtyard of the temple. Inward the jaba tengah you will witness a walled jaba jero, the third and most divine courtyard of the temple in which the most significant shrines are placed. Taman Ayun Temple Highlights The fourth and last court is considered the most sacred, thus ranks the highest. It is referred to as the Utama Mandala.


How to dress :

  • Women: Should wear a sarong (clothes that wrap from waist to ankle), Kebaya and need to tie a scarf or a sash on the waist. Please note, woman during menstruation, are not allow entering the temple area.
  • Men: Should wear a sarong, a shirt, a scarf or a sash tied around the waist and Udeng (Balinese headdress create from elaborately folded clothes).

How to get there : There are three main ways to see the Balinese temples. You either sign up for a group tour, you rent a car or you rent a scooter.


Taman Ayun Temple
Jalan Ayodya No.10, Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia

Why you must do a Bali temple tour during your trip?

You get to discover the stunning locations and amazing vista around the temples

The spectacular architecture and unique designs of the Balinese temples worth a look

The cultural side of the real Bali is rich and tranquil at the same time. You must experience it.

You will get to learn more about Hinduism

You do not have to go too far from your hotel to find a temple. The temples are nearby most of the popular beaches. From tiny shrines to big temple complexes, choose what you want to see.