Mengwi is one of the district in Badung regency, Bali Island, Indonesia. It is located in the southwest of Bali Island. Mengwi may not be as popular as other places in Badung regency, but the tourist attractions in Mengwi still popular among the tourist such as Taman Ayun Temple. The tourist know this place but may be they don’t know which district the place situated.
Mengwi is surrounded by the beautiful rice field and this place is a really great place for tourist. the places to visit in this place include temples, mountains, waterfall, lakes, natural scenery and much more.
Here is top 13 Tourist attractions in Mengwi
- Munggu Village
Munggu is a tourist village in Mengwi, Badung, Bali, Indonesia. In this village, there is a very unique tradition that you can’t find it anywhere else in Bali. The unique tradition here is called “Makotek”. Makotek is a dance showing the joy of the army raised after won the war in the past. This dance also called a ritual and it still held until now within six month precisely on Kuningan feast day.
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If the tourist would like to see the unique tradition, they should come to Munggu Village precisely on Kuningan Feast day to see this Makotek ritual and dance attractions. The ritual held within six month to remembering the army that came from the war with joy after won. Till this time the ritual and dance held continuously as traditions every six month. This unique attractions in Munggu Village, Mengwi, become interesting things to see in Mengwi during vacation if you are come right on the held of the ritual.
- Baha Tourism Village
Baha is a village in Mengwi district, Badung Regency, Bali Island, Indonesia. This village become one of the village tourist attractions in Mengwi because of its charm beauty of this tourism village. In addition to having beautiful natural scenery, the others interesting things is a place for fishing and Legong dance show. In this village many of the people has skill as craft-men and various home industries.
This village also still preserve the traditional culture and architecture as well. You can see the characteristic of the house building and carving wood is very diverse and still preserve Balinese characteristic. In this village you can also see beautiful terraced rice fields with beautiful landscape. This rice field is using traditional cultivation such as irrigation system that is well known as “Subak”.
- Taman Ayun Temple
Taman Ayun Temple is a beautiful temple in Mengwi. Tourist can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the temple that surrounded by a pool with an area of 4 hectares. This temple complex consists of three parts, the open space, the building complex and the building devoted to god. All the religious activities is in the first part of the temple. The buildings of the temple was built based on typical of Balinese temple buildings.
The tourist can see the beautiful architecture of the Taman Ayun Temple buildings such as carvings, reliefs and statues. This temple is the evidence relics of the Mengwi kingdom that located not so far from this temple. The architecture of the temple is the main tourist attractions of the temple. Besides, the temple also surrounded by the beautiful gardens with many flowers.
- Crocodile and Reptile Indonesia Jaya Park
Crocodile and Reptile Parks Bali has an area of about 2 hectares which is a park that breeding the crocodiles, snakes and many others reptiles. Crocodile and Reptiles Park is a famous tourist attractions in Bali. This park is a branch of Indonesia Jaya Reptile Park located in Bekasi.
The tourist can see the collections of crocodile, snakes and various others reptile included Komodo dragons. The crocodile here is the favorite sights. You can see the baby crocodile till the biggest crocodile. You can also watching while crocodile are fed by the park workers.
In this park you may also see other various kinds of lizards and snakes. One of the interesting ancient giant lizards is Komodo dragon. This giant lizards live in Komodo Island mostly. But in this park you can also see it without you be in the Komodo Island or Komodo National Park.
- Sadha Temple
Sadha Temple is sacred temple that built by Mengwi King in about 18th century ago. The construction of the temple is similar to the temple in East Java. In 1917 this temple was destroyed due to the earthquake and rebuild in 1949. After rebuilt in 1949, the temple was well preserved until now and nowadays become one of tourist destinations in Mengwi. This religious tourism site in Mengwi has its own characteristic and this temple recognized as a cultural heritage site that is well preserved.
- Selasih Beach
Selasih Beach is a calm beautiful beach and offer unique scenery. This beach is not popular among the tourist. In this beach has a small temple. If you see this beach, there almost every day has no activities. Just a few local tourist come for sight-seeing.
- Parerenan Beach
Parerenan beach is one of tourism object in Mengwi. This beach is not really popular among the tourists, but this beach is presenting the natural beauty that is not less interesting than the other tourist places in Bali. Parerenan beach is located in Parerenan village, Mengwi district, Badung Regency, Bali Island, Indonesia. This beach is located not so far from others popular tourist attractions in Bali such as Tanah Lot temple and Echo beach. This beach is facing to the south with white brown sand beach. This beach is really calm and comfortable to visit.
Parerenan beach is also very good place to the sunset. The sunset moment in this beach is really beautiful combination sunset, beach with its coral rocks and the number of fishing boats in the sea will offer beautiful sight-seeing and offer stunning photography.
- Ogoh-ogoh Attractions
Ogoh-ogoh are statues built for the Nyepi or Hindu Silence day parade. Usually one day before Nyepi “Silence Day” or new year anniversary for Hindus all around the world, called Pangrupukan, where on this day carried out the Ogoh-ogoh statues activities to expel all the bad forces that can effect the celebration of Nyepi holiday. This Ogoh-ogoh statues made in various sizes and paraded around the village.
This parade activity become a special and spectacular attractions for the tourists and really interesting things to see in Bali. If the tourist come exactly on Nyepi day, seeing this attractions is the best things to do in Mengwi, Bali, that makes tourists feel amazing at the uniqueness of art of Bali.
- Seseh Beach
Seseh beach is black sandy beach in Mengwi, located in Munggu village, Mengwi, Badung regency, Bali. This beach is difference from the many other beaches in Bali. This beach is very quiet and not so many tourists visit this beach. The black sand of the beach spread widely and facing directly to the south and view of the Indian Ocean with its natural charming.
- Gede Luhur Batu Ngaus Temple
Gede Luhur Batu Ngaus temple is located in Mangening beach, Cemagi village, Mengwi, Badung regency, Bali Island, Indonesia. This Gede Luhur Batu Ngaus Temple is located precisely above the coral rocks in the middle of the sea. This temple almost similar to Tanah Lot temple. The temple made of Black stones and surrounded by the beautiful corals rocks.
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- Mengening Beach
Mengening beach is one of amazing tourist attractions in Mengwi. This beach is really calm and quiet. Mengening beach is a black sandy beach located in Cemagi village, Mengwi. This beach is also one of the interesting beach to see the sunset. In this beach there is a Hindu Temple called Luhur Gede Batu Ngaus.
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- Manusa Yadha Museum
Manusa Yadha Museum is one of the unique museum in Bali located in Mengwi district that showing the Ogoh-ogoh statues. Due to the Ogoh-ogoh parade held only once a year during Nyepi day “Silence Day”, since you can’t see the parade everyday, you may visit this Manusa Yadha Museum to see the Ogoh-ogoh that display various kinds of Ogoh-ogoh start from the small till the giants ones. The museum also present interesting stories of each Ogoh-ogoh with magical nuances that will offer you interesting experience while visiting this museum and Mengwi.