Taman Ayun

 

Three courts form the ‘temple of the beautiful garden’, representing the cosmological levels of Balinese Hinduism: The world of man, the realm of gods, and divine level. The divisions are connected by gates and bordered by broad canals.

In the first part a fountain in a square pond spouts water through nine water jets, symbolising the cardinal points and main gods of Balinese Hinduism.

The third and most holy courtyard, the jaba jero, is surrounded by a wall, and entry through the main gate is only allowed at the times of ceremonies. It contains the most important shrines, among others a row of merus with five, seven, nine and eleven tiers.

The temple was built in the 17th century by the local king as a family temple to honor royal ancestors, and renovated in the early 20th century. It is surrounded by a park with trees and fish ponds, featuring traditional architecture with Chinese inspiration.

Accessibility

Pura Taman Ayun is fully accessible with smooth paths and ramps up to the front gate of the main court. Then, unfortunately, the ramps stop, making it more difficult to surround the court and get a good view inside over its walls. With our portable ramps most stairs can be overcome.

For detailed information with photos about accessibility at Taman Ayun contact us.

Barong at Taman Ayun