Taman Ayun Temple
Taman Ayun Temple is situated in Mengwi Village of Badung District, arround 18km to the west of Denpasar. it is a very beautiful temple, as the name tells (Taman Ayun means temple in the beautifull garden). in addition to its beauty, Taman Ayun Temple is also considered to have historical values, which makes the regional goverment of Bali suggest the UNESCO in 2002 that this temple is included in world Heritage List.
Pursuant to Papyrus Chronicle of the Mengwi (Lontar Babad Mengwi), the temple which is now referred by Taman Ayun Temple that it had been newly sanctified in the year 163 M and it is named with Taman Ahyun Temple. The word of Ahyun is coming from the root word Hyun meaning a temple is founded in the park (pool with the beautiful garden) which has been visited by many domestic and international tourists. This Temple is usually visited by tourist once having a set tour to Tanah Lot Temple is the same route of the Tanah Lot Temple Tour