Taman Ayun Temple, a Mengwi Royal Temple, Popular Bali Place to Visit
Taman Ayun Temple or Mengwi Royal Temple is located in Mengwi Village, Mengwi sub district, Badung regency and about 18 Km north side of Denpasar town. Furthermore, 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. Moreover, this temple owns the beautiful temple building with multi storied roof and Balinese Architecture. The wide beautiful landscape garden in front courtyard to welcome all visitors who come and visit this temple. It is a beautiful place to visit on your vacation in Bali.
Pursuant to Papyrus Chronicle of the Mengwi (Lontar Babad Mengwi), the temple which is now referred by Taman Ayun Temple that it had been newly sanctified in the year 1634 M and it is named with Taman Ahyun Temple. The word of Ahyun is coming from from the root word Hyun. It is meaning a temple founded in the park (pool with the beautiful garden) which can fulfill the desire. Then, the word of Ahyun slow down change into Ayun word. Taman Ayun Temple is one of Hindu Temples in Bali as well as favorite places to visit for tourists. There are many tourists from local and foreign visit this site. Usually, the tourists who join the tour to Tanah Lot will visit this temple. It is because, the temple is the same route of the Tanah Lot Temple Tour.
Taman Ayun Bali Temple Position and Function
The function of Taman Ayun Temple is a place to pray the god in their manifestation. It is according to the content of Babad Mengwi and the existence of temple building structure, especially the temple that is located in third area (Jeroan). According to Astadewata, the special God is worshiped in Taman Ayun Temple is the God in manifestation as a Wisnu God which his palace located in top of Mangu mount. In papyrus of Usana Bali mentioning that one of Dewa Catur Lokapalas carry through its worship is Meru Pucak Pangelengan that is a temple building with 9 multistoried roofs. Pitara God is a holy soul deity of ancestor who is also referred as the other names of Hyang Pitara or Dewa Hyang.
The clain heir (Prati Sentana) has an obligation to worship at this temple in particular during temple ceremony. The worshiping existence to Pitara God in Taman Ayun Temple can be searched and proved by pursuant to the existence of temple building which lay in by consecution in east which is called Paibon that is representing Special Temple. Taman Ayun Temple in capacities or its status as special altar for the King family of Mengwi Palace or as a Merajan Agung from Mengwi King Families specially for the founder of Mengwi Empire that is I Gusti Agung Putu.
Places of Interest Nearby
Taman Ayun Temple is strategically located in the sightseeing area where we can see other places of interest by includes Ulun Danu Temple, Beratan Lake, Botanical Garden, Jatiluwih Rice Terrace, Watukaru Temple, Tabanan Hot Spring, Butterfly Park, Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest and Tanah Lot. The following favorite tours are covering Taman Ayun Temple as the itinerary destination includes Tanah Lot Tour, Tanah Lot Sunset Dinner, Rafting Tanah Lot Tour, Bedugul Tour, Batukaru Tour, Dolphin Watching Lovina Tour, Tanah Lot Tour for Cruise Line and Jatiluwih Tanah Lot Tour.
- Parking Area
- Police Station
- Food Stall
- Souvenir Shops
- Public Telephone
- Drinks Stall
- Money Changer