Taman Ayun temple
It is a royal temple of Mengwi empire and it is located in MENGWI VILLAGE, Mengwi sub district, Badung regency and about 18 Km north side of Denpasar. It is strategically located between Denpasar to Singaraja. It is set on the land which surrounded by the big fish pond and look like a drift on the water. Its own the beautiful temple building with multistoried roof and Balinese architecture.
The temple had been newly sanctified in the year 1634 M and it is named with taman Ahyun. Ahyun came from the root words hyun meaning the temple that founded in the park surrounded by the pond which can fulfill the desire.
The function is to worship Lord Wisnu and Hyang Pitara ( the Dewa hyang ) or a holy soul deity the ancestor of the King family.
It is also the special altar for the King family of Mengwi Palace or as Merajan Agung for the founder of the mengwi empire that is I Gusti Agung Putu.