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Royal Temple of Mengwi (Pura Taman Ayun)

The Royal Temple of Mengwi is one of the most important temples in Bali. Built in 1634 by a King of the Mengwi dynasty, this impressive complex stands on an island in a river, its inner temple surrounded by a moat. Its Balinese name Pura Taman Ayun literally means ‘Garden Temple in the Water’.

Part of a network of directional temples that protect Bali from evil spirits, Pura Taman Ayun was built as a series of garden terraces with courtyards on different levels. The entire complex was designed to symbolize the mythological home of the gods, Mount Meru, floating in the sea of eternity.

An eleven-tiered meru (at the far end, in the right-hand corner of the complex) is dedicated to the rice goddess Dewi Sri. The third bale on the left is believed to be the abode of several different gods.

Pura Taman Ayun was enlarged in 1937, making some of its structures the most modern temple architecture in Bail.

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Bali Monkey Forest, Mengwi Temple and Tanah Lot Afternoon Tour

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Stroll through traditional Balinese countryside then relax with refreshments. On to the Royal Temple of Mengwi - Pura Taman Ayun - complete with moat, shrines ...  Read more

Location: Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $56.00

Bali Temples Sunset Tour: Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot

This is a great way to visit two of Bali's famous temples in just one trip: Taman Ayun temple in Mengwi, and the one famously surrounded by the waters of ...  Read more

Location: Denpasar City, Indonesia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.00

Bali Temples Day Tour Including Luwak Coffee Tasting

Enjoy this full-day tour that visits the royal temple of Taman Ayun, a quick break to sample Balinese coffee tasting at a local coffee plantation, and ...  Read more

Location: Denpasar, Indonesia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.00

2-Day North and Central Bali Tour

A visit to Bali will never be completed if the center and Northern part of the island is missed. This two days tour offers Bali in basic. Barong and Kris dance ...  Read more

Location: Ubud, Indonesia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $245.00

The Heartland of Bali Tour:Taman Ayun Temple, Lake Beratan and Pura Luhur Batukaru Temple

This excursion will lead you to the rural heartland of Bali, which presents an altered landscape and an interesting history. You will be visiting Taman Ayun, ...  Read more

Location: Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.23

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