Bali, Indonesia

Ubud: Taman Ayun Temple + Bali Coffee

Posted In: Bali | Travel

After visiting Batuan Temple, we continued on to Taman Ayun Temple followed by a stop at a near by plantation to try the famous Luwak Kopi (coffee).

Pura Taman Ayun was built in 1634 by the Raja of Mengwi, I Gusti Agung Putu. It is a family temple, where the deified ancestors of the Raja Dynasty of Mengwi and important gods of other temples are honored. Taman Ayun translates to ‘beautiful garden’ and it is located in a beautiful park surrounded by water, trees and gardens. It can only be entered via a bridge. The temple was very quiet and peaceful, and there weren’t many people inside.

           ^^ my favorite area was this one with the pagodas, which reminded me of the Japanese ones ^^

A big #bucketlist item that’s a must do while in Bali is to try Luwak Kopi, also known as “poop coffee”. The unique thing about this coffee is that the cherries are eaten by the Asian Palm Civet, a small mammal. The cherries go through their digestive track where fermentation occurs, then they’re passed through the intestines and eventually pooped out. They are later cleaned and roasted. Crazy enough it is one of the most expensive coffees in the world, it retails as high as $300+ per pound.

There are places all over Bali where you can do coffee and tea tastings. I cannot recommend it enough! My favorite part was comparing the Bali Kopi with the Luwak Kopi, it’s crazy how watered down the Bali Kopi tastes compared to the Luwak Kopi. Of course we purchased some to take home!!

^^ can’t remember my favorites but I think the coconut coffee, as well as the raspberry tea (which I purchased) ^^

Taman Ayun Temple

Jalan Ayodya No.10, Mengwi,
Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia
Open: 9AM-4PM daily
Donation: 20,000 IDR

Bali Kopi Mekar

Jl. Kamboja No.18, Gulingan, Mengwi,
Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia
Open: 9AM-6PM daily

Read more about our trip to Bali: Where We Stayed in BaliSeminyak | NEWbali Tour | Batuan Temple | Balinese Cooking Class | Monkey Forest | Ubud Market | Uluwatu Temple |