This royal water temple, known as the Taman Ayun Temple was built for the kings of Mengwi, is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With around 50 buildings in the temple area, including many pagodas (Meru) with multilevel roofs, trenches, gardens, gardens and rivers, Taman Ayun Temple is one of the most beautiful Hindu temples in Bali.
With extensive land, this temple is sometimes far more busy than other popular Balinese temples such as Alas Kedaton monkey reserve, Tanah Lot, or Uluwatu even though it is a regular destination for cultural tourism in Bali. Guided visits are sometimes not needed but tour guides who are knowledgeable about Bali can improve experience because Balinese Hindu beliefs are so complex.
A visit to this place must be made for tourists who are fans of history, culture and architecture. Sarongs or coverings of body parts from the waist down are a must in visiting most of the temples in Bali, which can be rented on the spot. A busy local traditional market not far from the temple is a good place for local snacks.
Taman Ayun Temple is open all year-round except on Nyepi Day and is the most colorful during the main Balinese Hindu holidays such as Galungan and Kuningan Holidays and during special celebrations for the temple itself. In general, the visit in the morning is more pleasant because the place is still rather quiet, also a good choice of time to avoid rain during the rainy season in Bali which is around October to March.
UNESCO acknowledges the legacy of several terraced rice fields in Bali and several temples with water as World Heritage. Taman Ayun Temple is the most architecturally important temple, also Ulun Danu Bratan Temple.