Pura Taman Ayun

Pura Taman Ayun is close to Pura Tanah Lot and is frequently combined in the same tour.  It is also the polar opposite.  It is a very impressive architecturally, the restoration is immaculate and it is surprisingly not crowded despite being so close to the main tourist areas.

How to get there – It is north of Kuta and west of Ubud.  It will take about 20 minutes to get there from either place.

What to see – The entire complex is surrounded by a large moat that is created by a nearby river that has been diverted into two rivers that surround Pura Taman Ayun.  The outer courtyard is a beautiful relaxing grassy area with several watchtowers.  The inner courtyard is closed off to tourists but tourists can look over a short wall at the impressive towers.  There is also an inner moat surrounding the inner courtyard.

Entrance cost – 15,000 IDR/person

GPS – S8.541885 E115.172453