Are you planning to visit Taman Ayun Temple Mengwi while on vacation to Bali?
On this page you will find information about the attraction.
But first, let's understand what is Taman Ayun Temple? Ok.. The tourist attraction of Taman Ayun Temple Mengwi is a Mother Temple (Paibon' as local people call it) for the royal family of Mengwi, Bali.
For complete information about this tourist attraction, please continue reading…
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Many tourist attraction which you can visit when on vacation to Bali Island. Starting from culture tour, beach tourism, or nature tourism such as campground, and also other tours that are also certainly no less exciting.
If you are bored with beach tourism, you can also fill your vacation by visiting tourist attractions that have local history and culture requirements.
One of the historical places that we will discuss is Taman Ayun Temple Mengwi.
At a Glance About Taman Ayun Temple Mengwi
Taman Ayun Mengwi Temple is located on Ayodya Street No. 10 Mengwi, Badung Regency. This place is a different tourist attraction in Badung because Badung is famous for its diverse beach tourism.
This park is Paibon Temple or Pedarman King Mengwi. This place used to be a place for kings to worship the spirits of their ancestors. You can see this from the Paibon and Meru buildings.
This building is specifically a place to worship and ask the gods for the welfare of the people of the Mengwi kingdom.
History of Taman Ayun Temple
This park is historical evidence of the legacy of the Mengwi kingdom in Bali. According to historical records, at that time the name of the Mengwi kingdom itself had the titles "Mangapura", "Mangaraja", and "Kawiyapura". The temple in this park was built in 1632 or around the 17th century.
The process of building a temple in this park is quite interesting. At that time, King Mengwi got help from his colleague who was an architect of Chinese descent. The fellow architect is from Banyuwangi named Ing Khang Ghoew (I Kaco).
The construction of the temple lasted for 2 years so that the temple was successfully completed in 1634. At that time the Kingdom of Mengwi was under the reign of King I Gusti Agung Putu.
The story behind the construction of this temple was because at that time the available temples were too far away for the people of Mengwi. The king then took the initiative to build the temple.
So, the ultimate goal of King Mengwi is to build a temple in this park for a special family temple so that the people of the Mengwi Kingdom don't have to go to temples that are far away.
The temple at Taman Ayun was built complete with several buildings that are used as symbols or shelters of the nine main temples on the Island of the Gods.
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How to Get to Taman Ayun Temple
You can access the location of this park from tourist areas in Badung Regency, such as tourist areas Seminyak or Kuta which is about 25 km away. You can use a motorbike or car that passes through Jalan Kerobokan.
If you want to use public transportation, you can take public transportation whose route is through Denpasar – Singaraja or it can be the Denpasar – Bedugul route.
After that get off at the crossroads in Mengwi Village. Then you can walk for approximately 250 meters.
Taman Ayun Temple Mengwi is very interesting for you to visit because this park is one of the world heritages by UNESCO in 2012.
Taman Ayun Temple deserves this because of its high historical value and the beauty of the temple's architecture. Not only that, another interesting side of this temple is the beauty that appears today, which is the result of a major renovation since early 1937.
This renovation occurred because in 1917 this temple was destroyed due to a very powerful earthquake. In 1949, renovations were also carried out on the Kori Agung, the gate, Candi Bentar, and the construction of a new area of wantilan which was quite large.
If you pay attention, Candi Bentar and its monument which reaches 16 meters in the inner courtyard of the temple have Javanese architecture. However, the small temple monuments that resemble 64 stone seats are monuments from the ancestors of the megalithic era.
Taman Ayun Temple Pool as a Rice Field Irrigation Reservoir
The existence of Taman Ayun Temple in Mengwi Village, apart from offering beautiful architecture and layout, the existence of a pool that surrounds this temple turns out to bring very important benefits for residents around the temple.
In particular, for people engaged in the agricultural sector Subak Irrigation in the south of this temple.
The water contained in the pool that surrounds this temple has a positive impact on several aspects. Starting from the environmental aspect to improve the effectiveness of natural resource management, namely for irrigation of rice fields.
Because of these conditions, the relationship between the farmers and the Taman Ayun Temple in Mengwi is very close. Thus the social aspect is also affected by the existence of a pool in this temple.
"Paras Paros Saparyana"That is maintaining harmony in society without any differences in class and ethnicity. This motto is maintained by the community around Taman Ayun Temple.
That's a little review about the Taman Ayun Mengwi Temple which has the exotic beauty of historical heritage and also leaves harmony for the surrounding community today.
Hopefully useful and increase your knowledge.