Mengening Temple is located in Banjar Sareseda, Tampaksiring Village. This temple is an ancient site, the relics of the reign of King Marakata in 1022 AD. There are interesting relic around this place and there are some holy spring water in this place. Fish ponds is fill with big fresh water fish can be find here. For some spiritual journey for prayer and meditation is perfect if visiting this place. The place is surround by big trees and spring water source. The down stairs at the main entrance to the location is little bit steep.
Entrance ticket for entering Mengening is : Rp 30.000 for adult and Rp 15.000 for children.
For the first time the Mangening Temple was discovered by W. F. Stutterheim in 1925-1927 but not mentioned in detail, then in 1960 Bernet Kempers stated that there was a temple with some of the remains of the building on the top of a small hill.
Based on the report, excavation and research were carried out and found the temple in incomplete condition along with Yoni phallus, which was placed in the temple hall which was sacred by the local community. This place was built in the Pakerisan River valley which has abundant water sources. The water is collected in a pond and flowed through a shower. Pancoran in Pura Mangening is used for religious ceremonies and agricultural irrigation which is channeled through the Pakerisan River.
This place is very interesting to visit besides seeing the relics of ancient kings, we can also see the river which is quite beautiful. This river water is used to irrigate the surrounding rice fields even to the Pejeng and Bedulu areas.
Near Mengening temple there is Tirta Empul temple. In the south side there are “Gunung Kawi Tampaksiring” temple. You must using main road to go there but not far from Mengening temple. This place is best to visit using this itinerary, start from “Gunung Kawi Tampaksiring” next go to “Mengening temple” and continue to “Tirta Empul” temple. After the journey you can relax and enjoy the local meal around “Tirta Empul” temple parking area.
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