Mengwi Travel Guide

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  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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Mengwi Things to Do

  • Pura Taman Ayun (3)

    final part of my tips with more pictures of the royal templeWhat else to do but visit the famous Royal Temple of Pura Taman Ayun. the royal temple was built by the King Gusti Agung Putu of the Mengwi Balinese Dynasty in 1634 as a royal water temple to honor the local Hindu Gods and Deities. the temple grounds and garden is huge as a man made lake...

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  • Pura Taman Ayun (2)

    part two of my tips with more pictures of the royal templeWhat else to do but visit the famous Royal Temple of Pura Taman Ayun. the royal temple was built by the King Gusti Agung Putu of the Mengwi Balinese Dynasty in 1634 as a royal water temple to honor the local Hindu Gods and Deities. the temple grounds and garden is huge as a man made lake...

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  • Pura Taman Ayun (1)

    What else to do but visit the famous Royal Temple of Pura Taman Ayun. the royal temple was built by the King Gusti Agung Putu of the Mengwi Balinese Dynasty in 1634 as a royal water temple to honor the local Hindu Gods and Deities. the temple grounds and garden is huge as a man made lake surrounds the Royal Temple and you can enter the rectangular...

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  • Taman Ayun Temple:Beautiful Garden

    The temple was built by I Gusti Agung Anom, a founder of the Mengwi kingdom in 1934, and were skilfully and renovated in later years, giving its present appearance which tourists find so attractive and interesting.The name itself means beautiful garden.It is built on a high tableland which is surrounded by ponds.This gives the effect from afar that...

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  • State temple

    The first part of our tour was to stop at Pura Taman Ayun temple. I was very impressed . Taman Ayun refers to a huge open space (ayun) representing a garden (taman). It is surrounded by a moat with lotuses. It is one of the group of state temples that is supported by state funding.If you can visit on its odalan (birthday ) festival, it is a...

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  • Monkey Forest "Sangeh"

    Sangeh is a villange in the north of Denpasar. The hundered of holy monkeys is live in large nutmeg forest (about 14 hectare)Its also called The white monkey "Hanoman", the name taken from Ramayana tale.

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Mengwi Transportation

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    Going to a fesrival

    by kyoub Written Oct 9, 2005

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    If there happens to be a special festival day at a temple you get there how ever you can.
    They go by truck loads, motor bike, car, some even walk.

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Mengwi Shopping

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    by machomikemd Written Jan 22, 2014

    as the only attraction in Mengwi Town in Central bali, about 18 kilometers north of Denpasar and 8 kilometers west of the famous Ubud Town. The Taman Ayun Royal Temple of the Mengwi Dynasty is spectacular and just outside this temple are several small oleh oleh (souvenir) stalls and shops that sells assorted local balinese souvenir items and local crafts and even food and drinks for the hungry and thirsty traveller. the shops lie side by side from the arch welcoming to the entrance to the temple.

    opens: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday

    What to buy: all the balinese souvenir items like shot glass, fridge magnets, paper weights, paintings, balinese masks and more and assorted local drinks and food plus bottled water.

    What to pay: lower than the souvenir shops in kuta if you know how to haggle

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Mengwi Warnings and Dangers

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    by machomikemd Updated Jan 23, 2014

    usually the visit to the Royal Temple of Taman Ayun is part of a full day and whole day tour package, regardless if you are on a packaged bus tour or on a private tour van and this will either be the first stop before Ubud or after it. Mengwi is located about a 50 minute drive from kuta via the JL Raya Kerobokan or at Denpasar via JL Ngurah Rai Bypass and about 9 kilometers west of the cultural capital of Ubud. again, the only thing to see in Mengwi is the Taman Ayun Temple. and then you can go to the Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest and to the Bedugul area and go back to watch the sunset at Pura Tanah Lot.

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Mengwi What to Pack

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    Stay covered

    by kyoub Written Oct 9, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: Bring a day bag or backpack with what you will need for an 8 hr trip.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wear lightweight cotton clothing. It is very warm. Wear comfy shoes.
    You may need a wrap in the car. Bali drivers seem to want to run the air conditioner as low as it will go..

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring what you need for the day.

    Photo Equipment: Bring your camera and a lot of film or a very large memory stick. Bring a sun filter if you have one. The sun is bright.

    Miscellaneous: Don't forget the sunscreen.

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Mengwi Off The Beaten Path

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    by kyoub Written Oct 9, 2005

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    Southwest of Ubud you will come to a grove of nutmeg trees which is the largest community of monkeys in Bali. They are very "tourist-wise" so watch out for your hat, sunglasses, and the like. If they manage to grab them from you then you will have to buy some peanuts from the local vendors to barter them back.
    Within the forest is the Pura Bukit Sari Temple but you have to take your chances with the monkeys to get to it.

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Mengwi Favorites

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    by machomikemd Written Jan 23, 2014

    Favorite thing: if you are on a group package tour via tour bus or via a package private van tour like us, the admission price is paid by tour tour guide and if on a private non package tour, the cost of admission to Taman Ayun Temple for tourists is 20,000 rupiah per person and the temple area is open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday for tourists except for important religious festivities like Nyepi. there is the ticket office just at the entrance to the large Royal Temple Grounds.

    Fondest memory: the wonderful architecture of the Royal Temple of Taman Ayun of the Balinese Mengwi Dynasty

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