5 Tourist Attractions in Mengwi and How to Visit Them, Take Note Moms!

Bali Tourism always be the pride of Indonesia. However, instead of visiting Bali’s well-known or crowded tourist destinations, you can try visiting the Mengwi area.

No wonder the island of Bali is always popular and a destination for tourists, both local and foreign. This one destination always presents a dazzling beauty.

This includes the Mengwi area, a sub-district in Badung Regency that stretches from the southwest coast through the center of the island and also includes popular tourist areas in Bali, such as Kuta, Seminyak and Canggu.

Mengwi village itself is located almost half way between Ubud and the southwest coast of Bali. However, this area is indeed located a little closer to Ubud.

If you and your family go to Bali and want to experience a traditional village, Mengwi is the right choice.

So, how do you go to Mengwi, what tours are there in the Mengwi village area and what accommodation facilities can you try to use in the area? Here’s the review!

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Transportation to Mengwi

Transportation to Mengwi

Photo: Transportation to Mengwi (freepik.com/freepik)

For Moms and families who want to go to Mengwi, Moms can use taxis, rental cars, motorbikes, or the Trans Sarbagita bus. The easiest options from the arrival gate at the airport are taxis and rental cars.

However, because the Mengwi terminal is located about 28.9 km from the city or airport, it takes you about 1 hour 25 minutes. This will depend on the traffic jams on the road that you and your family have to face.

For taxis, they usually give a flat rate of around Rp. 350,000 per car with a passenger capacity of 2-3 people. This option is safer and more comfortable for Moms and family trips.

Meanwhile for rental cars, Moms can order it the day before and they will standby at the airport. The price is sometimes relatively cheaper, ranging from Rp. 275 thousand – Rp. 1.6 million.

However, if you go to Mengwi from Gilimanuk, use a mini bus to the Mengwi terminal at a cost of IDR 40,000 – IDR 50,000.

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Tourism in Mengwi Village

In the village of Mengwi, you can enjoy historical cultural tours and natural attractions which are certainly not as crowded as in Kuta or Ubud. So, what are the tourist options in Mengwi?

1. Taman Ayun Temple or Royal Temple

Mengwi Tourism - Taman Ayun Temple

Photo: Mengwi Tourism – Taman Ayun Temple (culture.kemdikbud.go.id)

When visiting Mengwi, make sure you stop by Taman Ayun Temple. This place is a royal temple or the temple of the majestic Mengwi royal family.

Because of its historical value, the local government of Bali has proposed to UNESCO that this temple be included in the list World Heritage List.

Quoted from Bali Islands Tourism WebsiteTaman Ayun Temple was made with the concept of a traditional Balinese garden surrounded by an artificial river with various types of rare plants typical of the area.

The landscape that he shows coupled with the beauty of the Meru sacred building overlapping SOLAS will spoil your eyes.

The Meru Sacred Building is a palm-lined roofed building as a material while the most prestigious Meru contains 11 levels.

Meru symbolizes stana which is believed to be the holy place of the Gods.

The panorama of the beautiful water garden kingdom and the fresh air that is so alluring, make this place worth a visit.

Moreover, there are many spiritual, artistic and cultural attractions that can make you feel like you were in the heyday of the Mengwi kingdom.

Address: Jl. Ayodya No. 10, Mengwi, Kec. Mengwi, Badung Regency, Bali 80351

Price of admission:

Foreigners: IDR 50,000.

Indonesian citizens: IDR 15,000.

2. The Ogoh-Ogoh Bali Museum

Bali Tourism The Ogoh Ogoh Bali Museum

Photo: Bali Tourism The Ogoh Ogoh Bali Museum (museum.co.id)

The Ogoh-Ogoh Museum is a beautiful little museum and repository of fantastical creatures. This place is suitable for both adults and children to visit.

The Mengwi Ogoh-ogoh Museum is the first museum dedicated to preserving one of Bali’s most popular traditions, namely the ogoh-ogoh or devil statues made of bamboo and other materials.

Usually, this is what you see in the Ngrupuk parade.

Address: JI. Ayodya No. 1 Taman Ayun., Mengwi Village, Mengwi, Kec. Mengwi, Badung Regency, Bali 80351

Price of admission:

Foreigners: Adults IDR 25,000, Children IDR 10,000.

Indonesian Citizens: Adults IDR 15,000, Children IDR 5,000.

3. Puri Anom Tabanan

Mengwi Puri Anom Tourism, Tabanan

Photo: Tourism of Mengwi Puri Anom Tabanan (www.pdamtirtasukapura.co.id)

Expansion Majapahit kingdom You can see Bali in Puri Anom Tabanan. No wonder this place was built using 100% pure Javanese architecture.

This can be seen from the entrance or gate of this tourist spot in Mengwi. In Balinese kingdoms, the upper end of the gate is usually pointed. Meanwhile, at Puri Anom Tabanan, the end of the gate is flat.

The palace complex consists of several buildings that still maintain their distinctive architecture.

There is the family house of the King of Tabanan, a place of worship, a place to receive guests or the people of his time, and other rooms or buildings that have their respective functions.

The royal building is now used as a place of worship for Hindus. Therefore, this place is open to the public. So, no ticket fees are charged if you want to visit Puri Anom Tabanan.

Address: Jl. Mount Agung No. 5, Dajan Peken, Kec. Tabanan, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82113

4. Subak Museum

Mengwi Tourism Subak Museum

Photo: Tourism of Mengwi Subak Museum (museum.co.id)

Another tourist spot that you can visit when you stop by the village of Mengwi is the Subak Museum. This is suitable for Moms and families who want to know how to water or irrigate agricultural fields in Bali.

Moms and families will also be introduced to various traditional farmer tools. For example the tools for plowing, harvesting, and pounding rice.

Since 2002, subak in Bali has been proposed to UNESCO to become a world cultural heritage (World Culture Heritage). The proposal is included in the category CULTURE LANDSCAPE OF BALI PROVINCE: The Subak System as a Manifestation of Tri Hita Karana.

Address: Jl. Gatot Subroto No. 5b, Banjar Anyar, Kec. Kediri, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82121

Price of admission:

Adult IDR 5,000.

Children IDR 3,000.

5. Anyar Village Park

Tourism Mengwi Taman Anyar Village

Photo: Wisata Mengwi Taman Anyar Village (thebalibuddy.com)

Similar to the Subak Museum, you and your family can learn many things about agriculture when you visit Taman Anyar Village. Even Moms can also learn about the life and daily life of the Balinese people.

When you arrive, you will be greeted with a traditional barong dance and receive flower offerings. In addition, Moms will be invited to visit the family shrine and get a sacred bracelet.

Various activities such as trekking in the rice fields, making satay, desserts Bali, canang sari, cockfighting, making coconut oiland dispensing Balinese Coffee, can be done in this place.

Address: F623+V6V, Banjar Umahanyar, Penarung, Kec. Mengwi, Badung Regency, Bali 80352

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So, those are some related things about Mengwi Village. Moms can choose a suitable mode of transportation for their trip and visit these 5 favorite places in Mengwi.

Happy holidays, Moms!