Saraswati Temple
Saraswati Temple
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Saraswati temple Kingdom of Ubud is dedicated to honor the Hindu Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of learning, literature and art. This temple is very beautiful and artistic, so many tourists who come to see its charm, but for purposes of worship. Pura Taman Saraswati has a water garden and lotus pond at the center of its attraction as a tourist attraction.This temple is decorated with so many fine carvings and inside there Padmasana shrine located in the northeast, but it also contained bale barong, giant masks, statues of Goddess Saraswati and the statue of the devil Jero Gede Mecaling as high as 3 meters in front of the temple.
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  • Jaz07
    64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful temple with blooming lotus ponds!
    Gorgeous, free temple in the middle of Ubud town, quite near the Palace and Ubud Market (literally next to Starbucks). The two lotus ponds anchor the temple which has a middle walkway so quite a photogenic site. Tip - go early to avoid the crowd. We were there at 8:30-9am in the morning and when we arrived, we were the only ones there. When we left, there were quite a few people coming in. Worth a stop as the detail/carvings on the stone are quite intricate. We also heard that the site hosts shows at night.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 1 May 2023
  • Steven S
    Pattaya, Thailand779 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Only a short visit required
    Located on the main road through town. It took me a while to locate the main entrance which is on the main road. There is not all that much to see but it is free to enter. It only took me around ten minutes to look around and take a few photos.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 9 June 2023
  • chloe951x
    United Kingdom51 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful but entry fee and dead pond
    There has now been an entry fee of 35k each, so it is no longer free. You need to dress appropriately in prayer outfits which is supplied and you have assistance fitting it - we quite liked this as it was an experience within itself. The temple is small but beautiful. It is a shame, it is surrounded by a cafe then Starbucks which takes away from the spiritual side of the temple. Also it is known for its lotus flowers but when we went, all the flowers are dead and work was being done as the pond is full of mud.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,596 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyed the water feature
    The garden area, pond and surroundings were open to the public, but the inner sanctum was closed in preparation for cremation rites on 24th July. Very attractive water feature with fountains and the gardens surrounding. Glad that we got to see some of the grand Balinese temple architectural artistry.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 August 2023
  • RS
    London, United Kingdom77 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty, but not a lot to see. The restaurant provides the same view
    There is an entrance fee to see the Saraswati temple but there isn’t a lot to see apart from what is visible from the entrance. Therefore our suggestion is to go to the adjacent cafe and get a table right next to the water features of the temple. That way you can soak in the views but avoid the entrance fee, which will of course then be substituted by a drink / other purchase.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 October 2023
  • Larry M
    Vientiane, Laos1,387 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Picturesque temple in Ubud center
    You must adorn traditional Balinese garb when you enter temple (furnished) with the 35.000 rupiah admission. Some construction going on currently, but still plenty of nice photo ops. Don’t miss if nearby.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 November 2023
  • adrenalinejunkie007
    Los Angeles, California58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice stop in Ubud
    Judging from the reviews (that I didn't read before visiting) the temple had more to offer at other times. When we visited, what was available to see is what's the current cover picture of the site, if that makes sense. You do have to wear cover-ups for respect, which was OK, and they're part of the entrance fee. It's definitely a stop to make while walking around in Ubud.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 December 2023
  • Kristi P
    Estonia96 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice, but nothing special
    Admission fee is 50K, that includes sarong and other close you must wear to enter. Place is small, nice for pictures, but you get same view to many free temples, so not worth it in my opinion. Better take lunch next door in restaurant Lotus, where you can see inside the temple and get food for same 50k
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 April 2024
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Kristi P
Estonia96 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Admission fee is 50K, that includes sarong and other close you must wear to enter. Place is small, nice for pictures, but you get same view to many free temples, so not worth it in my opinion. Better take lunch next door in restaurant Lotus, where you can see inside the temple and get food for same 50k
Written 20 April 2024
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cliff1608
297 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Yes it’s another temple, travelling about in Asia it has become the norm but as always they are scenic places and this one has added fun of them making you dress in temple clothes…..I looked like I should of been working in Japanese restaurant lol
Written 17 January 2024
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Yuqing
Ottawa, Canada8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
It's a nice water temple. You need to pay to enter. They give you saron at the entrance for you to wear. Nice spot for pictures.
Written 1 January 2024
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adrenalinejunkie007
Los Angeles, CA58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Judging from the reviews (that I didn't read before visiting) the temple had more to offer at other times. When we visited, what was available to see is what's the current cover picture of the site, if that makes sense. You do have to wear cover-ups for respect, which was OK, and they're part of the entrance fee. It's definitely a stop to make while walking around in Ubud.
Written 23 December 2023
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indig02014
Brisbane, Australia11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Don’t waste your time paying the entrance fee as you can get the same view by having a drink in the restaurant beside the lotus pond. Public are no longer aloud to enter the temple and the only thing you see is the outside.
Written 26 November 2023
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Larry M
Vientiane, Laos1 387 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
You must adorn traditional Balinese garb when you enter temple (furnished) with the 35.000 rupiah admission. Some construction going on currently, but still plenty of nice photo ops. Don’t miss if nearby.
Written 12 November 2023
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RS
London, UK77 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
There is an entrance fee to see the Saraswati temple but there isn’t a lot to see apart from what is visible from the entrance. Therefore our suggestion is to go to the adjacent cafe and get a table right next to the water features of the temple. That way you can soak in the views but avoid the entrance fee, which will of course then be substituted by a drink / other purchase.
Written 28 October 2023
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Sophie D.
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
This temple is really lovely, and they have a uniform you must wear even if you have a sarong. It is very nice looking, and makes for amazing photos. I loved the big golden chairs!
Written 19 October 2023
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Durant P
Ipoh, Malaysia14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Since recently this small temple impose not only an entrance fee but a dress code with costumes from the management for each visitor. How ridiculous to have to wear an grey and purple costume to be able to enter. There isn 't much to see aside from the lilly or lotus pound. Avoid!
Written 14 October 2023
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John D
Carrara, Australia32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
What a great place!! Very relaxing and enjoyable. A very peaceful and serene atmosphere. Everyone was very respectful of the traditions whilst we were there. Highly recommend you putting this in your list of things to do in Ubud.
Written 5 October 2023
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