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If you are into exploring and learning about the the culture of Bali a place not to miss is , Taman Ayun Temple. Belonging to the Mengwi Empire , this temple is located in the Mengwi village. The temple is located between the the major road way between Depensar and Singaraja. The temple is set among well manicured gardens and the temple complex is a multi storey roofed building laden with Balinese architecture. The temple comprises of various levels and is divided into four divisions.
According to historical evidence the temple is believed to have been constructed in 1634. The temple architecture and the surrounding lush green gardens have made it attractive to both local and foreign visitors. There are set tours around the temple which is an excellent way for tourist to learn about the temple as well as the influence of Hinduism in Bali. The temple is dedicated to god Visnu who is believed to be the god of protection. The temple also comprises of a special alter for the royal family as the were given privileged treatment at festivals and special occasions.
There is a museum just across the temple on the opposite side of the road which showcases Hindu rituals and relics.
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