Taman Ayun Temple
Taman Ayun Temple
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Taman Ayun Temple is a Royal Temple of Mengwi Empire and it is located in Mengwi Village, Mengwi sub district, Badung regency and about 18 Km north side of Denpasar town. It is strategically located beside of major roadway between Denpasar to Singaraja. It is set on the land which is surrounded by the big fish pond and look like a drift on the water
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  • Jonofromcas
    Castleford, United Kingdom2,450 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Temple with many shrines.
    Visited as part of a day touring round temples. The main holy courtyard with the many roofed temples is located within a moat and you can see over the walls but not enter. It was a little different than other temples due to the design and as there were so many of the shrines. Entry is IRD 30k each.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 July 2023
  • travelwithoutmercy
    Vientiane, Laos192 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful
    Our visit to Taman Amun Temple was the highlight of an otherwise thoroughly disappointing trip to Bali. The temple is a serene part of the island, an island that is over busy and over full. We spent a very pleasant 30 minutes, simply walking around its grounds and enjoying the peace and Tranquility.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 October 2023
  • AZCasualTraveler
    Mesa, Arizona2,439 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Temple in Bali
    The ancient Taman Ayun Temple was built around the 1600's as an open, airy temple and was built insde a walled compound surrounded by a water moat. Tourists are not allowed entry inside the walled compound where to temple is located, but we were allowed to walk around just outside the short wall to view and take photos of the Temple. The beautifully landscaped grounds surrounding the Temple provide a wonderful backdrop for viewing and taking photos. This Temple is both historically and culturally important to Bali Indonesia and has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 December 2023
  • Darren L
    Queenstown, Maryland821 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Temple
    This is a very well maintained site with unique pagodas and water features. We really enjoyed the site with our guide and learned a lot. There is a film toward the end which also helped explain some of the history.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 February 2024
  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,760 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Royal Temple of of Mengwi.
    Our driver recommended that we visit this temple complex and after an hour or more strolling through the compound and gardens and admiring various features we were both happy to have heeded her advice. Beautifully maintained, manicured lawned areas, water features and lotus ponds, lake/moat with waters free of rubbish, such a difference to many other temple complexes in Bali. Great that our guide accompanied us, an invaluable source of information as she was born in a nearby village. The temple dates to 1634, built by Tjokerda Sakti Blambangan, ruler of the Mengwi kingdom at the time. A small attendance fee gains admission to the public areas and also garbed us with a sarong for the duration of our visit.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 April 2024
  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China1,73,231 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    UNESCO World heritage temple in between Denpasar and Ubud
    We recently visited Taman Ayun Temple as part of a day trip from Ubud booked through a travel company called Ubud Area Tours. The temple complex is located at Mengwi between Denpasar and Ubud and is inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Opening hours are 8am to 6.15pm daily and entry fee is IDR15K per person which includes a sarong which you must wear while exploring the temple grounds. Historically this is the Royal temple of the Mengwi while the complex that you see today seems to date back to the early 17th-century and features traditional Balinese Hindu temple architecture. The temple grounds are surrounded by a manmade pond (moat). You will see delicately carved entryways, shrines and other structures symmetrically situated amidst gardens and green grounds. There is a Rice goddess statue along with side gallery with art and film describing some of the history of the temple and Mengwi people. Overall, this was a very impressive temple complex to visit during our day trip out of Ubud. It was particularly helpful having a driver/guide familiar with the temple history and able to share with us what we were seeing. We very much enjoyed our visit and would gladly return to see Taman Ayun Temple again during future visits to Bali.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 May 2024
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Brad
Hong Kong, China1,73,231 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We recently visited Taman Ayun Temple as part of a day trip from Ubud booked through a travel company called Ubud Area Tours. The temple complex is located at Mengwi between Denpasar and Ubud and is inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Opening hours are 8am to 6.15pm daily and entry fee is IDR15K per person which includes a sarong which you must wear while exploring the temple grounds.

Historically this is the Royal temple of the Mengwi while the complex that you see today seems to date back to the early 17th-century and features traditional Balinese Hindu temple architecture. The temple grounds are surrounded by a manmade pond (moat). You will see delicately carved entryways, shrines and other structures symmetrically situated amidst gardens and green grounds. There is a Rice goddess statue along with side gallery with art and film describing some of the history of the temple and Mengwi people.

Overall, this was a very impressive temple complex to visit during our day trip out of Ubud. It was particularly helpful having a driver/guide familiar with the temple history and able to share with us what we were seeing. We very much enjoyed our visit and would gladly return to see Taman Ayun Temple again during future visits to Bali.
Written 19 May 2024
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DIKA BALI DRIVER TOUR
Kuta, Indonesia561 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Business
This is the most beautiful temple in the Mengwi Badung area, a clean and very comfortable place to visit. This temple used to be the residence of the king there... so it is still very active. We are very happy to be able to visit here... Thank you🙏
Written 2 May 2024
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,760 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Our driver recommended that we visit this temple complex and after an hour or more strolling through the compound and gardens and admiring various features we were both happy to have heeded her advice. Beautifully maintained, manicured lawned areas, water features and lotus ponds, lake/moat with waters free of rubbish, such a difference to many other temple complexes in Bali. Great that our guide accompanied us, an invaluable source of information as she was born in a nearby village. The temple dates to 1634, built by Tjokerda Sakti Blambangan, ruler of the Mengwi kingdom at the time. A small attendance fee gains admission to the public areas and also garbed us with a sarong for the duration of our visit.
Written 7 April 2024
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Darren L
Queenstown, MD821 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is a very well maintained site with unique pagodas and water features. We really enjoyed the site with our guide and learned a lot. There is a film toward the end which also helped explain some of the history.
Written 26 February 2024
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wosi89
Manila, Philippines4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
It's a nice place to go to. Not too much tourists making one enjoy the place more. Clean toilets and reasonable entrance fee.
Written 30 December 2023
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AZCasualTraveler
Mesa, AZ2,439 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
The ancient Taman Ayun Temple was built around the 1600's as an open, airy temple and was built insde a walled compound surrounded by a water moat. Tourists are not allowed entry inside the walled compound where to temple is located, but we were allowed to walk around just outside the short wall to view and take photos of the Temple. The beautifully landscaped grounds surrounding the Temple provide a wonderful backdrop for viewing and taking photos. This Temple is both historically and culturally important to Bali Indonesia and has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Written 25 December 2023
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Dirk W
Antwerp, Belgium213 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
The Taman Ayun Temple is still very beautiful. This temple is located in the residential areas, but that does not disturb. It is beautiful and with a moat around it you can take beautiful photos. The ceilings are beautifully painted.
Written 12 December 2023
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Miss_Teach1
Staffordshire, UK338 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We visited here. The grounds are beautifully kept and there are some very impressive temples, some from the 11th century which is incredibly fascinating to see.

There isn’t much shade so it’s worth remembering sun block. You are provided with a sarong if your knees are covered for free.

Well-worth a look.
Written 12 November 2023
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Larry M
Vientiane, Laos584 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Surrounded by a moat in Mengwi city, large grounds of well maintained temples and out buildings. 75,000 idr cost is okay. Recommend
Written 10 November 2023
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travelwithoutmercy
Vientiane, Laos192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Our visit to Taman Amun Temple was the highlight of an otherwise thoroughly disappointing trip to Bali. The temple is a serene part of the island, an island that is over busy and over full. We spent a very pleasant 30 minutes, simply walking around its grounds and enjoying the peace and Tranquility.
Written 28 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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