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Bali – Mengwi

Despite the soaring temperatures I decided to visit the temple of Taman Ayun in Mengwi but the heat really made it difficult and there is little shade there. Plus the moat that normally surrounds the grounds and gives a sense of coolness had been drained for maintenance. After walking for as long as I could I exited and turned right to try to find the Royal Palace. This is not signposted but I managed to stumble into it anyway. There are night markets adjacent to the Palace but it was too early in the day. The photos in this blog post of the night market were taken from an earlier visit with Yandira. On the way back I popped into the Ogoh Ogoh Museum – some very creative works on show and entry is just IDR20,000/

My Tripadvisor report is here: http://tinyurl.com/p2notup

My driver for the day was Wayan Sudana. Email: madesudana494@hotmail.com

phone: 081 7353 276

His pitch is at a tourist booth just past Three Monkeys restaurant on Monkey Forest Rd

Me and 'Wayan-allaways-working'.

Me and ‘Wayan-allaways-working’.

It was an auspicious time to get married

It was an auspicious time to get married

Taman Ayun

Taman Ayun

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Gate to the third temple (visitors can only view from around the outside)

Gate to the third temple (visitors can only view from around the outside)

Lovely meru

Lovely meru

At Mengwi night markets, a charming carousel for babies, powered by an old man pedalling

At Mengwi night markets, a charming carousel for babies, powered by an old man pedalling

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Literally a truck load of marigolds, hydrangeas and pink and purple balsam blossoms

Offerings stall

Offerings stall

Mengwi night markets

Mengwi night markets

Mengwi Palace

Mengwi Palace

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Magnificent doors at Mengwi Palace

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Pond and garden area at Mengwi Palace

Mengwi Palace

Mengwi Palace

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The little Ogah Ogah museum near Taman Ayun

Where's Signourney Weaver when you need her?

Where’s Signourney Weaver when you need her?

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Perhaps not the best place for small children with vivid imaginations?

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The view from Murni's Warung in Campuhan of the Blanco monstrosity being built next to Bridges Restaurant

The view from Murni’s Warung in Campuhan of the Blanco monstrosity being built next to Bridges Restaurant

Murni's Warung

Murni’s Warung

A monkey among the motor bikes on Monkey Forest Road, some distance from the entrance to the forest

A monkey among the motor bikes on Monkey Forest Road, some distance from the entrance to the forest

One comment on “Bali – Mengwi

  1. Margo roberson
    May 27, 2015

    Thank you for you’re wonderful travelogues. I love to hear of these places off the beaten track. People here in Sydney don’t understand why I love Bali so much. I guess they have only been to Kuta! If you’re ever in Sydney and need a bed, place come and stay. I live on the beautiful northern beaches with my scots husband. Margorobertson32@msn.com. Safe travels home !

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