Taman Ayun temple is a mother temple (Paibon) for the Kingdom of Mengwi, in Bali. Surrounded by fish ponds so that at the time in this place as if it were in the middle of the lake, built in the 17th century (supposedly built in 1634) by Tjokerda Sakti Blambangan the first king of the Kingdom of Mengwi with architects from china.
Originally the temple was founded by pretending that it is available when the distance is too far to reach by public Mengwi. Location of Taman Ayun Temple is in the Village Mengwi Badung regency, Bali, located approximately 18 Kilometers north direction from Kuta.
Taman Ayun temple was destroyed by the great earthquake that occurred in 1917. Repairs carried out on a large scale in 1937, and in 1949 carried out repairs to the kori agung, gate, and making a great hall. The temple and the monument briefly as high as 16 feet in parts of the temple courtyard is built according to the architecture of Java, while a small temple monument in the form of stone seats totaling 64 pieces an era ancestor megalithic monument in memory of the warriors who died in the war.
Taman Ayun Temple has an area of 100 x 250 m2, divided into, the outer court and the inner court. Exterior side yard beyond the pool there, in the courtyard of the three, the first is the first court is a place to rest while enjoying the beauty of the temple, the second is a lot higher in the second place of the court in the first, here are nine relief guard every corner or according to the belief of Balinese Hindu known as Dewata Nawa Sanga, the third is in the third courtyard, located at the high bun with a door in the center position will be opened only at the time of the ceremony as the exit point of statues and other ceremonial equipment. Meanwhile, two more doors on the left and on the right serves to activities in and out daily activities. Here where the most important and sacred, there are several temples and Meru which is a place of worship.
Location of Taman Ayun Temple
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