This gorgeous temple is the first blog in the epic trilogy I will write out the temples I visited while in Bali. And it’s mainly epic, not because of my braggy writing, but because they are just beautiful without the need for hyperbole. 🙂
The Tamun Ayun is a large temple set upon an even larger, well manicured and lusciously green garden area. There are pools of water and ponds to create an atmosphere of peace. The name Tamun Ayun translates to beautiful garden, and is so evident walking around and taking in the spectacular (albeit boiling hot) temple of worship. It was built in 1634 for the people of the Mengwi kingdom, so they did not need to travel far to another large, main temple. The temple has towering pagodas for worship inside the main courtyard, which cannot be entered unless it is a special, sacred holiday. But, it’s opened only for worshipers, not visitors. The view of it is enough and makes it all the more special that people can’t tramp all over the grounds.
Heading to Bali? Hop in an air conditioned mini-van with an English speaking tour guide and enjoy all the temples Bali has to offer!
Two more temples soon!
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