Pura Taman Ayun, Bali
With its multi-roofed meru shrines and pavilions, intricately carved wooden gates, ponds and grassy courtyards all surrounded by a moat, the 17th century Pura Taman Ayun is considered one of the most beautiful temples in Bali.
The temple was built in 1634 by the Raja of Mengwi, I Gusti Agung Putu, and was the main temple of the Mengwi kingdom until 1891. It was renovated in 1937.
Stroll across a bridge and through a richly ornamented gate and into the outer courtyard of the temple, then follow a paved walkway past a square pond with a fountain at its centre to a stunning collection of 50 shrines and pavilions that sit among the well-tended grounds.
Pura Taman Ayun is located in a beautiful park near the village of Mengwi in the south of Bali, around 8km southwest of Ubud and 18km from Denpasar.
Location: Jl. I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Mengwi, Badung
Hours: Daily 8am-6pm
Latest update on this Bali honeymoon destination: 12 October, 2019