The temples in Mengwi, Bali are a perfect example of how Bali balances both, the pristine beaches and the intricate temples against the lush green backdrop of Bali. These ancient temples
date back to several centuries old, and make for amazing scenic spots against the exotic background of Bali. Make sure you add these temples to your itinerary list and catch a few breathtaking views of the landscape of Bali.
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1. Taman Ayun Temple
Located in the Mengwi district of Bali, Pura Taman Ayun is a compound of Balinese temple and garden with water features, a place of absolute serenity and calm, it is definitely amongst the top 10 temples of Bali. the temple was built in the year 1634, and extensively renovated around 1937. You can stroll around the expansive garden and take a break from all the touristy places of Bali, relax yourself after a tiring day of sightseeing and evoke a sense of spirituality that will come so easily at this temple.
Location: Taman Ayun Temple, Jl. Ayodya No.10, Mengwi, Kec. Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia
2. Goa Gajah
It is a temple located in a small village called Bedulu, out of Ubud. It is just 10 minutes’ drive away from the downtown area of Ubud. Goa Gajah means ‘Elephant Cave’. It is a very large temple. It takes almost an hour to explore the whole temple. You will enter the temple through a hollow mouth of a demon. Inside the temple, you will find the incomplete relics of a lingam, (symbolic representation of the Hindu God Lord Shiva), and his female equivalent the Yoni. There is also a statue of Lord Shiva’s son, Lord Ganesha.
Location: Raya Goa Gajah, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Timings: 7:30 am to 7:00 pm
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3. Jagatnatha Temple
Another top thing to do in Denpasar is to visit the famous Jagatnatha Temple, located near the Bali Provincial Museum and the city square. After going through a series of renovations, this temple now stands tall and outshines most of the attractions in the city. The tone motifs and carvings inside the temple however offer an insightful glimpse into the past.
Location: Jl. Surapati, Dangin Puri, Denpasar Tim., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80232, Indonesia
Timings: 7 am to 6 pm
Entry Fee: NA
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After a tiring day of sightseeing, these temples in Bali make for an ideal place to catch a break and simply unwind with your family on your Balinese vacation. Spend an evening at these temples in Legian, Bali and tell us about your whole spiritual experience in Bali.
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