Taman Ayun Temple is the Royal Temple of the Mengwi Empire. Located in Mengwi Village, 18 km from Denpasar, Taman Ayun is one of the Bali tourist attractions that you simply must visit.
Here, you will be greeted with Balinese architecture and beautiful landscape garden with a fish pond filled with pretty lotus flowers as well.
Surrounded by a moat, Pura Taman Ayun literally means “Garden Temple In The Water”.
What is interesting about the Taman Ayun Temple is that the temple was built in the 17th century and served as the family temple of the Mengwi dynasty, whose kingdom survived until the late 1800s.
If you love admiring architecture, Pura Taman Ayun is a must visit whilst on any Bali vacation. The merus or multi-storied temples make a lovely background for some great pictures.