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