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Pura Taman Saraswati

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Pura Taman Saraswati is one of the most beautiful temples in Bali. The road to the temple runs along a long Avenue, lined with stone, which is surrounded by Lotus ponds. Along the alley, both sides are of a small size stone statues.

Pura Taman Saraswati, also known as water Palace, built in typical Balinese temples style - of red brick and white stone with elaborate decoration wood carvings, bas-reliefs and figures of deities. The door to the temple decorated with wooden carvings with gold leaf. The temple is dedicated to Devi Sarasvati - the goddess of wisdom, patroness of the arts whose name translates as "flowing river".

Before entering the temple there is a cafe Lotus where you can sit down to rest and eat. In the evenings, the café puts on theatrical performances, guests can watch traditional Balinese Barong dance at dinner. Barong is a religious dance that shows the struggle between good and evil. The forces of good is the Barong, a mythical creature that is portrayed by two dancers, the evil represented by the witch Rangda. The final battle between good and evil - is a dance ritual Indonesian dagger Kris, and in the end good triumphs over evil. It should be noted that Ubud is famous for the best dance school on the island, so dance performances that attract tourists ' attention.

The temple is surrounded by beautiful Park with ponds, where there are many lotuses in the evening the whole area covered lighted candles. In June in the Church are the celebrations in honour of the goddess Saraswati.