Mengwi Village is the home to one of Bali's best-loved places, Taman Ayun Temple. The name, Taman Ayun means beautiful, floating garden, and that is exactly what you'll find when you visit. Surrounded by two ponds, the temple appears to float on the water.
Taman Ayun was built by the King of Mengwi, I Gusti Agung Putu in the year 1634. It is divided into three courtyards. the outer court yard can only be entered through the square pond park with nine fountains called the Cani Bentar. The nine fountains symbolize Dewata Nawa Sanga, the nine central Gods of Balinese Hinduism.
Taman Ayaun is also known as Royal Family Temple of Mengwi. The inner court yard features shrines, one of which is for the honor and worship of the deities of the King's ancestors.
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