Mengwi Royal Temple
Mengwi Royal Temple or you can call it ” Taman Ayun Temple ” located in Mengwi sub-district. Taman Ayun is a paibon temple or Pedarman temple of King Mengwi to worship ancestral spirits of the kings in the form of a Gedong Paibon. Besides it was built Meru Meru which aims to worship the gods for the people of Mengwi kingdom in asking for prosperity. This temple is a historical heritage from the kingdong of Mengwi. In 2012 UNISCO established Taman Ayun temple as part of the world cultural heritage site.
This temple was built in the 17th century precisely starting to be built in 1632 and finish in 1634 by King Mengwi. At that time I Gusti Agung Putu as King. The process of building this temple was assisted by an architect from someone of Chinese descent from Banyuwangi named Ing Khang Ghoew.
Taman Ayun is a family temple for the kingdom of Mengwi. The reason this temple was established was because at that time the temple was a distance far enough to be reached by the Mengwi people. Thus the king of Mengwi erected a number of temples as symbols of the 9 main objects in Bali, such as: Besakih temple, Batur temple and other main temples in Bali.
Ticket Fee and Opening Hours
- Open at 8 am until 6 pm
- Tikcet fee at IDR 30.000
- Paking fee at IDR 5.000
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