«

»

Taman Ayun temple (Royal Family temple Mengwi)

Taman Ayun temple or Royal Family temple in Mengwi, Badung regency, Bali - Bali Hello Travel

Beautiful stunning overview temple surrounded by fishpond at Taman Ayun temple or Royal Family temple in Mengwi, Badung regency, Bali – Bali Hello Travel

Taman Ayun Temple is a very beautiful Hindu temple uniquely designed with a distinctive style of Balinese architecture and surrounded by a large of fishpond that looks like floating on the water. This temple is featured by the unique shape of temple building with towering tiers style decorated with Balinese ornaments with high artistic values that gives the sacred for its temple. This temple complex boasts magnificent traditional architectural features throughout its courtyards and enclosures as well as expansive garden landscapes comprised of lotus and fish ponds.

Taman Ayun temple is well also known as a Royal Mengwi Temple located in near Mengwi market,  Mengwi District, Badung Regency, about 18 km north of Denpasar City. Its location is easily reached through the main road from Denpasar to Singaraja via Bedugul direction. A trip to the Taman Ayun Temple complex is usually an included itinerary for long journeys up to the central or northern Bali regions.

Based on Lontar Babad Mengwi (Lontar means inscription made from palm leaf, Babad menas history), the temple is now called by Taman Ayun temple formerly when it just completed had been purified in year 1634 which is called by Taman Ahyun Temple. The Ahyun’s word is derived from Hyun that means desire, so the Ahyun means desire. Taman Ahyun Temple means a temple that was established in a park (pond with beautiful flower garden) that can fulfill the desire. From that Ahyun word overtime turned into Ayun Word. In an other word Taman ayun means Holy beautiful Garden temple.

The temple was built in 1634 by the then ruler of the Mengwi kingdom, I Gusti Agung Putu. With Chinese architectural inspirations, and underwent a significant restoration project in 1937. Towering tiers from the temple shrines make up most of the profile of Taman Ayun and are a gesture of the people of Mengwi’s reverence to their deified noble ancestors, for the temple complex is considered the ‘mother temple’ of Mengwi.

Taman Ayun temple is surrounded by ponds. The only way to enter the hindu temple Pura Taman Ayun is via a bridge leading to an ornamented ‘candi bentar’ on Pura Taman Ayun, the gate which gives access to the outer courtyard (jaba) of the Bali temple. A footpath leads on to a second candi bentar the ‘jaba tengah’, the more elevated, second courtyard of the Taman Ayun. Inside here is the third and most holy courtyard of the temple in which the most important shrines are located. You are only allowed access to the jaba jero during religious ceremonies. Inside the main temple, we can overview many Shrines or Merus, which is symbol of mountain that found in India (Himalaya) for the highest Meru, Indonesia (Mahameru) and Bali itself, like Agung, Batukaru, Batur mountains, as symbol pf prosperity. Most of the Merus will have odd number stairs roofs.

Entrance fee to the Taman Ayun Temple is a modest Rp. 20,000 for foreigner. The temple shares the same anniversary day of the cliff-perched Uluwatu Temple on the island’s southern Bukit peninsula, which is celebrated on the 210-day Balinese Pawukon calendar system or on every ‘Kliwon Medangsia’ Tuesday. The ‘piodalan’ temple anniversary celebrations see pilgrims flock to the temple complex, day and night.

It is a must see place, the beauty and the peaceful atmosphere in this temple will make an unforgettable experience and remembrance about Bali, which is well known as Island of the Gods. Lets experience it with us.

Here are photos of Taman Ayun temple in Mengwi, Bali island 

Taman Ayun temple or Royal Family temple in Mengwi, Badung regency, Bali - Bali Hello Travel

Temple main gate at Taman Ayun temple or Royal Family temple in Mengwi, Badung regency, Bali – Bali Hello Travel

Taman Ayun temple or Royal Family temple in Mengwi, Badung regency, Bali - Bali Hello Travel

Middle yard gate at Taman Ayun temple or Royal Family temple in Mengwi, Badung regency, Bali – Bali Hello Travel

Taman Ayun temple or Royal Family temple in Mengwi, Badung regency, Bali - Bali Hello Travel

Temple Bale at Taman Ayun temple or Royal Family temple in Mengwi, Badung regency, Bali – Bali Hello Travel

Taman Ayun temple or Royal Family temple in Mengwi, Badung regency, Bali - Bali Hello Travel

Middle yard area at Taman Ayun temple or Royal Family temple in Mengwi, Badung regency, Bali – Bali Hello Travel

Taman Ayun temple or Royal Family temple in Mengwi, Badung regency, Bali - Bali Hello Travel

Main gate to inner yard in Taman Ayun temple or Royal Family temple in Mengwi, Badung regency, Bali – Bali Hello Travel

Taman Ayun temple or Royal Family temple in Bali - Bali Hello Travel

Inner yard main gate from the garden at Taman Ayun temple or Royal Family temple in Bali – Bali Hello Travel

Taman Ayun temple or Royal Family temple in Mengwi, Badung regency, Bali - Bali Hello Travel

Main gate from left view at Taman Ayun temple or Royal Family temple in Mengwi, Badung regency, Bali – Bali Hello Travel

Taman Ayun temple or Royal family temple in mengwi, Badung regency - Bali Hello Travel

The beautiful corner view at Taman Ayun temple or Royal family temple in mengwi, Badung regency – Bali Hello Travel

Taman Ayun temple or Royal Family temple in Mengwi, Badung regency, Bali - Bali Hello Travel

The temple architecture in Taman Ayun temple or Royal Family temple in Mengwi, Badung regency, Bali – Bali Hello Travel

Taman Ayun temple or Royal Family temple in Mengwi, Badung regency, Bali - Bali Hello Travel

Merus on the one line wit different roof number at Taman Ayun temple or Royal Family temple in Mengwi, Badung regency, Bali – Bali Hello Travel

Taman Ayun temple or Royal Family temple in Mengwi, Badung regency, Bali - Bali Hello Travel

Overview from the main road, Taman Ayun temple or Royal Family temple in Mengwi, Badung regency, Bali – Bali Hello Travel

Taman Ayun temple or Royal Family temple in Mengwi, Badung regency, Bali - Bali Hello Travel

Local people are fishing at Taman Ayun temple or Royal Family temple in Mengwi, Badung regency, Bali – Bali Hello Travel