Pura Taman Ayun

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yuness yuness
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A Mother Mengwi Kingdom Oct 26, 2011
Taman Ayun Temple located in Badung, Mengwi village, about 18 km northwest of Denpasar (or 30 minutes if driving).

Taman Ayun Temple can be interpreted as a beautiful garden Temple in Water. The Sacred Temple is built on a lake and is Surrounded by a Moat.

Built in 1634 by King Mengwi time I Gusti Agung Anom. Designed to represent Mount Meru the mythical home of the Gods, that flows in an eternal Sea.

In the temple there is also a Taman Ayun Meru - Meru (towers) towering majestically, which caters for both the royal ancestors and the gods. All the towers are tiered, the largest having eleven and is dedicated to the Goddess of Rice (Dewi Sri).

Taman Ayun Temple is a mother (Paibon) for Mengwi kingdom. Every six months or so to be exact every "Tuesday Kliwon Medangsia" (based on the calculation of the year Saka) the entire community celebrates Mengwi piodalan for several days worshiping God with all its manifestations.

The Sacred parts of this Temple are off limits to the General public and tourists but the attraction is very good value for the small fee paid on entry.
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Acy_jkt Acy_jkt
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Temple of Mengwi Kingdom Dec 11, 2010
It is another sight and tourist attraction in Bali. It is a must visit place when you are going in a tour to Bedugul area and surroundings. Pura Taman Ayun is a complex of temples that was build around 1634 by the founder of Mengwi Kingdom, the most powerful kingdom that time in Central Bali.

The name Pura Taman Ayun itself means the 'Temple of Beautiful Garden'. Yes it is located inside of the huge beautiful garden, very well maintained.

As other temples in Bali, this place is sacred. There are some condition for tourists to enter the place, they will provide sarong if you are wearing shorts. But the temple is normally not allowed to be entered by tourists. We are just entering the garden and seeing from a close.

As they story we got from them, the eleven-storey merus are replicas of the original at difference sacred sites around Bali so they will enable the people of Mengwi to worship at the replica without the expense and trouble of traveling to the original. The majority of temples in Bali are usually oriented to Gunung Agung (Mount Agung) but the orientation of Taman Ayun is towards Gunung Batukau (Mount Batukau).

The detail history of this temple is available there, also along with the tour guides that are able to speak in many different languages.

The entrance fee is so cheap, only IDR 3,000 (around USD 0.35).

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