Taman Ayun a garden in the water

Temple roof

The moated temple at Mengwi, recursing on its river island, guardian home of the gods, floating in the sea of eternity.

Mengwi is tranquil park temple surrounded by a loop of the river, built at about the same time that Charles the first was ascending to the throne in England and the Puritans were de-camping to the America’s. Climb up the bell tower to get a perspective on the complex then walked through the temple and surrounding park in the early morning before the heat and humidity of the tropical day.

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