Pura Taman Ayun, Mengwi Royal Relics - Feel in Bali

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Pura Taman Ayun, Mengwi Royal Relics

Attractions: Pura Taman Ayun was built in 1634 by the founder of the kingdom of Mengwi, I Gusti Ngurah Putu conjunction with the manufacture of Ulun Danu Beratan Lake, Bedugul. This temple is situated in the village of Mengwi, Badung regency about 18 km north of Kuta. Mengwi royal heritage is just 200 meters from Puri (palace) Mengwi which is still inhabited by the descendants of King Mengwi earlier.

Garden has an area of ​​100 x 250 meters is a whole temple that blend with the surrounding environment. Moreover, in this place there are also Manusa Yadnya Museum where we can see the ceremony humanity since humans are still in the womb until the demolition of the corpse. The museum is located outside the area of ​​Taman Ayun, right beside it.

To enter the area of ​​Taman Ayun is only one door because this park is surrounded by artificial river. There is a bridge with a statue of a Balinese dancer at the edges. At the end of the bridge there is a temple Bentar, like Balinese architecture that is the main gate. For tickets go to this park is Rp 4,000 / person.

The park consists of three parts, namely the outer (Nista Mandala), the inside (Madya Mandala), and core (Main mandala). Outermost part is artificial river with a width of about 5 meters, as artificial, the river is more like a pool of water with a brownish color. This small river also separates Taman Ayun with vehicle parking location. The park itself is almost merges with the highway. In this place also some vendors provide food, drinks, and souvenirs are small.

Madya Mandala part of the park with verdant grass and a small pond in one of its parts. Swimming with a size of 8 x 8 meters is equipped fountains and statues that surround it. Small pond in the south Madya Mandala as fused with green grass surrounding menhampar.

Other buildings in Madya Mandala is bale performances are behind the place of purchase or to the right of admission entrance. Bale is equipped with a small stage storey brick measuring 10 x 5 meters and four terraced spectator seating. In addition there was bale bale bale-alin in Madya Mandala is like a bale and bale kulkul daja that are on the inside.

Down from the bale kulkul, we will down the road in the direction of Mandala. This section is not open to visitors except for prayer and even then only on certain days, but we still can enjoy and observe the buildings in it because only the red brick fenced as high as 1 meter. This shrine stands side by side with about 50 Meru and paibon. Meru is a place where Hindus put offerings. Interestingly, some of Meru in Taman Ayun is the Solas Overlapping Meru Meru with over eleven piled up. Towering Meru is what attracts many tourists to take pictures