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Pray: Pura Taman Saraswati, Ubud's most atmospheric temple, is dedicated to the Hindu goddess of water, learning, literature and the arts, with a lotus-pond locale that makes a tranquil backdrop for meditation and dance performances. Note the stone carvings commissioned by the Sukawati royal family in the late 1800s, and don't miss the lotus shrine. The Lotus Café, on the grounds, is a great spot for tea and contemplation. Entrance on Raya Road.

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