Pura Taman Saraswati, officially Pura Taman Kemuda Saraswati, also known as the Ubud Water Palace, is a Balinese Hindu temple in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. The pura is dedicated to the goddess Sarasvati. Pura Taman Saraswati is notable for its lotus pond.
Pura Taman Saraswati was designed by I Gusti Nyoman Lempad following a commission by the Prince of Ubud Cokorda Gede Agung Sukawati. I Gusti Nyoman Lempad was a well known Balinese sculptor and undagi (Balinese architect for ritual paraphernalia e.g. cremation towers and wooden sarcophagi). I Gusti Nyoman Lempad arrived in Ubud after moving away from the royal court of Blahbatuh, following a serious disagreement which provokes the wrath of the King of Blahbatuh. In Ubud, he was employed by the Sukawati royal family and built several palaces and temples in Ubud and the neighboring villages.
Marijan Tamarut | Feb 1, 2018
Absolutely stunning entrance through the lotus pools. Didn't go inside the temple itself but took about 15 minutes just to photograph the pools. It was raining and there was hardly anyone there so that was a nice stroke of good luck. Most impressive sight in Ubud town.
bushra bashar | Mar 2, 2018
A beautiful hindu temple both inside and outside with a lotus pond. surrounded by restaurants where you can have good food.
Mark Chaves | Feb 15, 2018
Behind the only Starbucks in Ubud is a magical oasis of serenity and Balinese architecture. A path flanked by lotus ponds leads you to an impressive example of an ornate kori agung gate. The kori agung gate, is a portal wide enough for only one person that leads to the inner sanctum of a pura. These gates have steps and a towering tiered roof. Pura means temple. Taman means park. And Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of knowledge and art. Needless to say, this epic scenery is a perfect backdrop for wedding portraits, romantic dinners, and traditional dance performances.
TFK Z | Nov 14, 2017
A beautiful place, just when u thought there’s not much to do in this touristic place, it jumps out as a nice surprise. The lotuses are still vibrant even it’s November already. If you are willing to ignore the selfie snapping trolls and wait for the perfect moment to get the pictures of the main gate of the temple, it’ll be worthy of your time.
suryadi limardi | Dec 17, 2017
What an artistic place. Perfect for you to have nice photos in Bali with its intriguing traditional atmosphere. They have a cafe for you to try.
Muhammad Bagir | Mar 31, 2018
The temple is very beautiful, classic balinese architecture, if you want to go in, just mind the custom that you have to abide by, they will provide sarong that you can borrow.
Joselle Macrohon | Mar 22, 2018
This may be my most favorite temple because of the water lilies. Its really a nice place and it's just in the middle of ubud just right beside ubud palace and ubud market. Theres also a nice coffee shop there.
Anandie Klaasen | Apr 26, 2018
Nice enough spot. You don't need to pay entrance fee from what we could see. You can take some pics of the entrance, the walkway and side of temple. But nowhere could I see that you could go in at all. Apparently in the evening there are dances and that you might need to pay for. It is right in between a Starbucks and Cafe Lotus. You can sit at the restaurant (Cafe Lotus) and have quite a nice view. But honestly the food wasn't that great for the prices. Have a coconut, enjoy the view and move on. The temple itself is pretty enough if you can get a good pic. But it seems to be the spot for tourists and locals to have Photoshoots. I assume due to no entrance fee.
Palkan Bandekar | Jun 12, 2018
A very pretty temple. On one side is the busy streets of Ubud and you walk inside the Lotus Cafe you enter this serene and silent temple. It can get busy as it is popular with tourist
Stephen Cassidy | May 23, 2018
Incredible beauty and artist excellence that leads to sense of peace and wonder. A slice of heaven on Earth.
oli hu | May 28, 2018
Pretty surroundings with lotus pond, but visitors are not allowed to enter main temple.
edi yulianto | Jul 11, 2018
Nice places, you can refresh here. Nearby there is good restaurants. Located on Ubud street
Rahul Sancheti | Jul 1, 2018
It's ok ok...not very crowded...and can't go inside the temple... otherwise it's good. If you coming to Bali for less days no need to visit this place..many better places to see.
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