Pura Taman Ayun is one characteristic of the Mengwi village, Badung regency, Bali. Pura Taman Ayun is located 17 kilometers in the northwestern part of the city of Denpasar. This Temple has beautiful privileges and grandeur of traditional architecture and the fence around the yard and garden view area consisting of lotus ponds and fish ponds.The temple was built around 1634 the Kingdom of Mengwi, Tjokerda Way Blambangan, with China architectural inspiration and project experience significant improvement in 1937. Depth shrines of Pura Taman Ayun towering into the main profile of the Pura Taman Ayun and attitudes of Mengwi local society that’s very respect with their ancestors. This temple complex is considered the “Mother Temple” of Mengwi.
Taman Ayun Temple complex consists of four distinct parts, one rank higher than the other. The first is referred to as ‘Jaba’ or the outside, accessible only through one entrance and the road above the pond. In it, near the entrance is a patron saint and on the right is the great hall ‘wantilan’ where public gatherings take place. A fountain high and out in the direction of the wind can be seen in this area.
Going to the next p-art, it looks like a small temple called the temple Luhuring combined Purnama. At the second and third sections will slightly higher than the first section. To enter, visitors must go through a second entrance where there is a sanctuary called Bale Pengubengan which welcomes visitors with special ornaments depicting nine of Hindu’s Gods who keep the nine points of winds, known as Dewata Nawa Sanga. In the east of this part there is a small temple called Pura Dalem former, while in the western corner of which is a wooden bell tower with a height of eight meters which is also known to locals as ‘Bale Kulkul’. The fourth and last part is considered the most sacred, so were the highest. This place is called the Main Mandala. Another gate in the east is for daily access.
Three sections of Pura Taman Ayun shows three levels of elements known by Hindus in Bali, that’s are the human world, nature Gods and Deities, and the top level. As told in the ancient texts ‘Adiparwa’, the whole complex of Taman Ayun Temple representing Mount Mahameru called ‘spin of the ocean of milk’ or the formation of the elements of the world.
Taman Ayun can be interpreted as a beautiful garden. A circular swimming pool area was once a place of recreation for the royal palace maid who will sail a small boat menaikki. Now the pool and fish pond was fenced and visitors are not allowed to enter this area. This Temple will be a great place for you to visit, and you will feel refresh inside of this temple. The situation and the atmosphere will make you feel comfortable. This temple is about one and a half hour from Ngurah Rai International Airport, and you can to go to this temple by car or motorcycle.