Besides the amazing landscapes, extremely kind people, surf paradise and good food, Bali is also known for the unique way of linking with inner you and/or with the divinity.(through yoga, meditation etc) For this you can visit so many places on the island, that you won’t have to travel a lot, you’ll find one close to you, wherever you are and for sure someone will be kind enough to teach you; if you want to mix this part with sunbathing and diving/ snorkeling, you can easily accomplish it by traveling to the smaller islands arround (Gilli Meno, Trawangan, Nusa Lembongan or Penida).
We did not look for that part, but were curious enough to see what’s all about, so we stayed for a couple of days in the center of the island, around Ubud.
Bali is nowadays a very touristic place and the locals have made it very easy for travelers all over the world to get to their places of interest . This means that you can book a tour at any hotel/ restaurant or local shop in order to visit the temples around the island. But for a more “independent” tour we decided to rent a motorbike and have our own journey discovering the Hindu temples around Bali. (here you can read about Tanah Lot—> https://nomadanu.com/2016/08/19/tanah-lot-temple-bali/)
We have read about the Taman Ayun sanctuary and its gorgeous Hindu Temples online and this was our first stop. Located in the village of Mengwi, Badung regency, this place will surprise you with its colorful entry gates and simple, but stunning structures. We reserved a couple of hours to wander around and so should you, the place is like no other.
You can watch the processions and you can learn a thing or two from the monks, or you can just enjoy the quietness in the middle of city, or you can cool down a bit on a bench under mangroves. There is a restricted area for monks only, but you can find an special designed meditation spot, if that is your thing 🙂
Opening hours are 09-16 and you will need to pay an entry ticket. To get here: follow the main road north from Denpasar along the common Jalan Kapal thoroughfare towards Bedugul.
Love, Danu ♥