Taman Ayun was the first temple I visited in Bali on my first trip to the island three years ago so it seemed fitting that it was also the last that I visited. I love this temple because of the area surrounding it. Overpopulation and pollution on the main islands of Indonesia often mean that open green spaces are hard to find. In contrast, this particular temple is surrounded by sprawling expanses of grass and tranquil wooded areas. It is also distinguished by the moat that surrounds the compound, a remnant from its days as the center of Mengwi empire. It is a lovely place to meander for an afternoon.