Bali is a city with a thousand temples, where one of the temples that you must visit is Taman Saraswati Temple, Ubud. Surely, there is something unique about this temple so you must visit it. When you visit Bali, you will be able to enjoy its natural attractions and also religious tour that is visiting temples.
Pura Taman Saraswati
Taman Saraswati is a temple that was founded specifically to worship the Goddess of Science, Dewi Saraswati. Although it serves as a place of worship for Hindus, Taman Saraswati Temple is also often visited by visitors for a tour. Yes, this place is a little different from other temples in Bali.
Right in front of the Pura Taman Saraswati courtyard, you can see two large ponds filled with lotus flowers. It’s so full of lotuses, the water in the pond seemed to disappear from sight. Not to mention if this plant starts flowering. White and pink flowers seem to complement the beauty of the beautiful area around the temple. Well, the existence of this lotus pond is the main attraction for visitors to come to Taman Saraswati Temple.
Besides that, if you are interested in Balinese carvings, this place is perfect for you. Almost every building in this temple is decorated by sculptures carved by local Ubud artists. Beautiful, artistic, and full of spiritual aura will be the first impression you will feel when your feet step into the temple area.
The right time to visit Taman Saraswati Temple is late afternoon when the sun isn’t too hot. So you can freely explore this place. Now, after being satisfied to go around the temple, you can enjoy the Kecak dance performance which is held at Taman Saraswati Temple every Tuesday and Thursday at 19.30 Wita. You only need to pay a ticket to watch IDR 75,000 per person and you can watch this famous dance performance.
If you intend to come to Taman Saraswati Temple, you must wear sarong and also polite clothes. If you don't have a sarong, you can borrow it at the counter near the entrance. For the price of admission, the manager of Taman Saraswati Temple does not charge any fees or free. So you can save your money to buy dinner after your trip in Pura Taman Saraswati is finished.
To get to Taman Saraswati Temple, it takes around 25 minute-drive from Denpasar. You can search for "Café Lotus Ubud" on Google Maps and follow the directions indicated by the application. The exact location of the temple is on Jln. Kajeng, Ubud District, Gianyar Regency. You will have no trouble finding Taman Saraswati Temple because it is located in the center of Ubud.