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Saraswati Water Palace Ubud (Saraswati Temple)

Saraswati temple in Ubud, Bali - Indonesia - Bali Hello Travel

Saraswati Water Palace temple in Ubud, Bali – Indonesia – Bali Hello Travel

Saraswati Water Palace or in local called Pura Taman Saraswati is located on right in the heart of Ubud. Waters from the temple at the rear of this site feed the pond in the front, which overflows with pretty lotus blossoms. There are carvings that honor Dewi Saraswati, the Goddess of wisdom, knowledge and the arts, who has clearly given her blessing to Ubud.

The water temple is one of the most easily accessible temples in Ubud. If you can find it, that is. Hidden behind Starbucks and the Lotus café, it is not easily seen from the road, but once you find this little gem, you’ll be happy that you did.

The temple was designed by Gusti Nyoman Lempad, one of Ubud’s most important architects and artists. Artistic carvings cover the temple in honor of Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge and art, but the main draw of Pura Taman Saraswati is the picturesque pond in front of the temple, overflowing with lotus flowers. At night, the temple is a popular venue for cultural performances. If you are lucky you might see performers practicing for their show when you come past in the afternoons. There are regular dance performances by night everyday, except Friday, at cost Rp 80.000 / pax.

No entrance fee to visit this temple during the day, since you are allowed to enter the Inner yard of the temple donation is required in the box, and sarung is provided, for those who don’t wear long pant / skirt.

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Saraswati temple in Ubud, Bali - Indonesia - Bali Hello Travel

Saraswati Water Palace temple in Ubud, Bali – Indonesia – Bali Hello Travel

Saraswati temple in Ubud, Bali - Indonesia - Bali Hello Travel

Saraswati Water Palace temple in Ubud, Bali – Indonesia – Bali Hello Travel

Saraswati temple in Ubud, Bali - Indonesia - Bali Hello Travel

Saraswati Water Palace temple in Ubud, Bali – Indonesia – Bali Hello Travel

Saraswati temple in Ubud, Bali - Indonesia - Bali Hello Travel

Saraswati Water Palace temple in Ubud, Bali – Indonesia – Bali Hello Travel

Saraswati temple in Ubud, Bali - Indonesia - Bali Hello Travel

Saraswati Water Palace temple in Ubud, Bali – Indonesia – Bali Hello Travel

Saraswati temple in Ubud, Bali - Indonesia - Bali Hello Travel

Saraswati Water Palace temple in Ubud, Bali – Indonesia – Bali Hello Travel

Saraswati temple, Lotus pond in Ubud, Bali - Indonesia - Bali Hello Travel

Saraswati Water Palace temple, Lotus pond in Ubud, Bali – Indonesia – Bali Hello Travel

Saraswati temple look from restaurant in Ubud, Bali - Indonesia - Bali Hello Travel

Saraswati temple look from restaurant in Ubud, Bali – Indonesia – Bali Hello Travel

Saraswati temple, Balinese dance performance in Ubud, Bali - Indonesia - Bali Hello Travel

Saraswati Water Palace temple, Balinese dance performance in Ubud, Bali – Indonesia – Bali Hello Travel

Saraswati temple, Balinese dance in Ubud, Bali - Indonesia - Bali Hello Travel

Saraswati Water Palace temple, Balinese dance in Ubud, Bali – Indonesia – Bali Hello Travel