Pura Taman Ayun is in Mengwi village in the Tabanan District in the Bali west. Menguwi village was a capital of Mengwi dynasty before. Pura Taman Ayun is one in six representative temples in Bali. It is secondly a big temple.
Raja Gusti Agung Anom built this temple in 1634. Raja Gusti Agung Anom is king in those days at maximum power Mengwi dynasty in Bali. Menguwi dynasty prospered until 1981, and this temple was royal family Mnguwi's temple.
Menguwi dynasty is done the support by Gelgel dynasty and has grown up in the 17th century. Raja Gusti Agung Anom who was the king fought against the Buleleng country (It is a current Singaraja district.), it won splendidly in 17th beginning of century. However, after it had fought, Raja Gusti Agung Anom disarranged his mind. And, Zen meditation was trained in the mountain to purify the mind and body. At that time, there was divine message that "Gather Dewa (Jinnee) who has scattered here and there on one place" from the god while training. Immediately, Raja Gusti Agung Anom returned to Menguwi kingdom, and Pura Taman Ayun was built. Afterwards, this temple was repaired in 1937.
There is a beautiful park in front of the temple. It is said that the king loved to take a break in this place. "Taman Ayun" is a meaning of beautiful garden. Therefore, it is said that most beautiful temple in Bali. A waterway surrounds it around the temple, and the park where green is beautiful extends. And, ten Mel that is the symbol of the temple enshrines Dewa. There is a wonderful Garuda statue at the back of the temple. This Garuda statue is used for an important ceremony.
Pura Taman Ayun is a temple like a paradise away from urban bustle. Feelings are relieved when is here. Various chirrups are heard, and you can become a sense the forest in which it is cool by shutting eyes. Balinese is like the place of recreation and relaxation. Recently, this place is used for the wedding of European.
Access; From the airport for 1 hour by car
Open time; 8:00-17:00
Admission fee; Contribution