Bali Backpacker's Guide

“A Lotus Garden in Ubud” of SARASWATI TEMPLE (Pura Taman Saraswati) + Bali Classical Dance Show

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS TEMPLE?

AWESOME LOCATION
The temple located in the central of Ubud.
It’s near from Ubud royal palace.

AWESOME VIEW
It’s classical Balinese temple architecture .
It has beautiful pond filled by lotus.

POPULAR TEMPLE 
You are going to visit the main temple in Ubud.
In the evening they have classical Balinese show.

NEAR OTHER DESTINATION
It’s near to other destination such as Ubud market, Ubud Royal palace and Campuhan ridge.
You can combine to visit those places.

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DESCRIPTION:

Saraswati temple  is a temple was built around 1955 by I Gusti Nyoman Lempad commissioned by the Prince of Ubud, in honor of Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, education and art in hindu. The Pura Taman Saraswati temple is located on a large lotus pond. In the evening usually they held bali classical dance show in front of the Saraswati temple.

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*) You can see the difference of Lotus garden after and before cleaned up.

HOW MUCH THE ENTRANCE FEE?

ENTRANCE FEE:
FREE

WHEN THE BEST TIME TO VISIT IT?

OPENING HOURS:
8.00 AM – 6.00 PM.

CEREMONY (Piodalan) or Hindus special day:

xx Month  2017,

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WHERE IS IT?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa):
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Ubud
Regency (Kabupaten): Gianyar
Province (Provinsi): Bali

DISTANCE:
About 26 km northeast of Denpasar or 1 hour.
About 0 km of Ubud or few minutes.
About 37 km northeast of Kuta beach or 1 hour and 20 minutes.
About 39 km northeast of Ngurah Rai airport or 1 hour and 20 minutes.

MAP:

HOW TO GET TO THE LOCATION?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is no direct public transport to get there.

*) For backpacker i recommend you to rent a scooter to reach this temple and use google map as your navigator.

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OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your smartphone.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
There are two cafe in the area of Saraswati temple.

*) I think this cafe offering different view since the other cafe facing the ubud busy street or live music.

PARKING FEE:
FREE

SARASWATI TEMPLE IN THE EVENING:

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DANCE SHOW:

BALINESE DANCE SHOW:
The classical balinese dance evening show start on 7.30 AM. The ticket price is IDR 80k – 100K per pax. It’s in open staging.

Legong dance:
Every Thursday. IDR 80K per pax.

Kecak dance:
Every ?. IDR ?K per pax.

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*) It was nice watching the bali classical dance show in the evening and it surrounded by lotus garden and the open air staging. The music and the dance also so attractive. It was unforgettable memories in Ubud in the evening.

SOME  ‘SEE & DO’ NEAR SARASWATI TEMPLE:

You can combine to visit these places when you visiting Ubud:

1. Ubud monkey forest.
2. Ubud market.
3. Ubud royal palace.
4. Campuhan ridge walk.

You can also check our recommended itinerary here: Day 2 itinerary.

WATCH THE SARASWATI TEMPLE FROM VIDEO:

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