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Gunung Kawi is a temple complex centered around royal tombs carved into stone cliffs in the 11th century. It is located amid scenic rice terraces about 30 minutes from Ubud. Note: There are more than 300 steps to climb.
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“temple complex” (31 reviews)
“rock face” (11 reviews)
“rice terraces” (47 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Pakrisan River, Tampaksiring 80552, Indonesia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You should be aware that this is one of those attractions with hundreds of steps, not recommend for kids or elderly. It's very green, the nature and the attraction with wall giant temple is really amazing. A must see

Thank r0nsyd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was one of my best scenic temple in Bali.. the road which leads to this temple were one of the best scenic road.. there were rice fields on the side of it, with terrace fields.. it's a Hindu temple. Must visit place around Ubud..

Thank Stanzin G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Balinese culture and history continues to blow my mind as we arrive at a mystical and Holy place named Gunung Kawi. I'm really not sure if I can even explain this, but I will give it a try. From high above the jungle, a...More

Thank Robyn J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is beautiful & so unique, you’ve never seen anything like it- well worth a visit! Top tips- you need he correct dress for this so it’s great to bring a sarong with you & make sure you’re covering your shoulders too. There are...More

Thank Jowilson00
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Amazing! Worth a visit. But there are a lot of steps and it gets pretty hot and humid so may be a limiting factor for some. You need a sarong -- men and women. Either brig your own or borrow one at the entrance. Don't...More

Thank Andrews_Mommy
Reviewed 5 November 2017

If you are into temples then Tirta Empul and nearby Gunung Kawi should be top of your lists. Lots of shops down to the steps, then some beautiful rice fields along the steps and finally a beautiful river and bridge at bottom. Very interesting and...More

Thank A T
Reviewed 5 November 2017

The steps are quite long, but it is well worth the effort. The scenery is beautiful and there is plenty to see in this temple complex. You can also do some shopping on the way down or up.

Thank John T
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Its a long ways down but well worth it. The story behind the creation of the temple is also worth knowing. There are artisans all the way down and the quality of their work is generally high. It is a tranquil spot, well laid out...More

Thank Doug M
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Once you get down the steps this place literally takes your breath away! The carvings in the mountain were beautiful the nature around this place is also nice! It feels really peaceful despite jow many people come here. The walk back up is a killer...More

Thank abbey444
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The statues in rock niches are overwhelming and couldn’t imagine how the ancestor built it. You don't do by a sarong cause you are provided one for free at the ticket check. Not recommended it to people with a weak heart or poor physical condition...More

Thank sfarallon
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hayAsaki
24 June 2017|
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Response from Emy L |
tidak sampai 1 jam kok ..
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hayAsaki
24 June 2017|
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Response from Randy S | Reviewed this property |
One hour is enough. About 15 minutes down and 15 up. That leaves you a half hour at the bottom. If you take lots of pictures or want to enjoy the site you might need and extra 15 min.
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jeannious48
14 December 2016|
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Response from alidebbie84 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply, if you have bad knees I would suggest that this is not suitable for you.
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