- Pura Taman Ayun is easy to locate, on the main road going east in Mengwi Village, Badung Regency. One of the most famous tourist spots in Badung Regency, probably due to its unusual beauty, Pura Taman Ayun literally means "beautiful garden." Constructed around 1740, it once functioned as the home of the king of Mengwi, who surrounded his palace with wonderful spacious gardens and waterways. The complex is set above a huge river, giving it a fresh, natural appeal. Many smaller shrines with tiered roofs (meru) lie within the premises. These were originally built for the king's ancestral worshipping rituals. Admission: By donation.
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