In Bali Language, Taman Ayun means Beautiful Park. Taman Ayun. The tourist object of Taman Ayun has the amazing background. Its charm come from the pool that surround the temple on the 4 hectares area.
From a distance the pool looks like a water bracelet, so it looks as the temple building in the water surface. The beautiful scenery is more complete with the growth of trees and flowers around the temple buildings.
The complex of temple consists of three parts, namely an open area, a main building, and buildings dedicated to gods and goddesses.
In the first part, it is used for a variety of religious activities and art stages, tourists can enjoy the beauty of the "meru" arrangement, namely the Pagoda with a terraced roof typical of temple buildings in Bali. Whereas in the second part, tourists will find a building called Bale Pelik which is decorated with carvings, reliefs, and a beautiful statue of Dewa Nawa Sanga.
Another attraction that can be enjoyed by tourists in this place is the heritage of the Mengwi Kingdom which is about 300 m from the temple and the Manusa Yadnya Museum. In the museum, tourists can watch ceremonies related to the human life cycle, from in the womb until death.
For tourists who want to stay overnight, around this tourist area there are many inns with various types. Starting from the guesthouse, jasmine class hotels, to star hotels. The small food stalls and The restaurants are also very easy. The menus which are offered varies with affordable price.
The Location of Taman Ayun Temple
Pura Taman Ayun Mengwi is located at Ayodya Highway, Mengwi District, Badung Regency, Bali. If you depart from the Seminyak tourist area, you have to travel about 25 kilometers towards Kerobokan road, with a travel time about 1 hour 10 minutes, if there is no road traffic jam.