Get an insight into Hindu culture and history with a trip to this picturesque park with a temple complex from the 1700s.
The Mayura Park Temple is a majestic complex combining religion, nature and history. It is comprised of an 18th-century temple complex and a serene park decorated with water features and intriguing architectural structures. Visit the four main temples for a glimpse into the park’s spiritual realm.
Speak with the temple caretaker to learn more about the rich tapestry of religious history here. The park was constructed during Bali’s reign over Lombok Island in the 1700s. Explore the four main places of worship: the temples of Mount Rinjani, Ngelurah, Padmasana and Gedong. The latter has a key role in Hindu culture and lures devotees from across the world.
Stroll through the pleasant grounds of the garden and enjoy the serenity amid exotic mangosteen trees and grassy fields. Follow bridges that stretch across ponds surrounding the main temples. Enter the majestic Rat Kerte building, which was once used as a gathering place and greeting point.
Purchase snacks and refreshments from one of the stalls in and around the park. Note that the complex took its name from the Sanskrit for peacock. It is said that these ostentatious birds were introduced here to reduce the large snake population.
Visit the gardens and temples. Pay the admission and consider leaving an additional amount in the donation box to help with the site’s upkeep. The complex opens early in the morning and the various halls and temples close at separate times during the day. The site is closed on Hindu holidays. Make sure to wear fairly modest clothing for your visit to the temple.
Mayura Park Temple is in the busy Cakranegara district in eastern Mataram. Drive east from the city center to get here in about 10 to 15 minutes and leave your car in the designated parking lot. See nearby attractions, such as the Pura Meru Hindu temple, the Gereja Bethany Indonesia church and the Mataram Mall.