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Address: Pakrisan River, Tampaksiring 80552, Indonesia
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07:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Gunung Kawi is a temple complex centered around royal tombs carved into...

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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You have to walk down a series of steps to get to the river before you cross over to the temple, so it may not be suitable for people with walking problems. My 83 year old aunt... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You have to walk down a series of steps to get to the river before you cross over to the temple, so it may not be suitable for people with walking problems. My 83 year old aunt chose to sit at one of the souvenir stalls along the way & enjoy a drink while waiting for us. It is much... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

ALI GUNUNG KAWI TEMPLE IS A TEMPLE IN MOUNTAIN OF POET WITH COLLECTION OF HISTORICAL CANDI. Bali's own Valley of the Kings is Gunung Kawi Temple in Tampaksiring. ... Gunung Kawi Temple is two rows of ancient royal tombs on the banks of the Pakerisan River deep in a ravine overlooked

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy downhill walk, don't bother being hassled by locals, you can borrow a sarong at the ticket stall. The walk back up was slightly difficult.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This attraction has a lot of steps.Going down was easy, there are some shops along the way selling beautifully crafted wooden carvings, clothes, etc. A river separates the stone carvings located high up. There is also a temple where visitors have to take off their footwear. Going back to the parking lot is another story. The walk back is all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The stairs! OMG! The view is quite astonishing and really worthed! Really can feel the mistycal atmosphere in here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem of Bali, and is a must see if you after cultural experience. Be prepared to climb a few hundred steps, but the view will be worth it. You will also be passing a few rice terraces on your way. Very peaceful place and yet not that much commercialized. NB. Don't buy sarong from locals: you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go early 8 or 9 am before the tourists ........just so to get a real feel of the place. Breathtaking history

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its worth the millions of stairs you have to go down, when you get there you've got a 100m walk to the main entrance from the car park and you have to walk past lots of vendors trying to sell you sarongs...don't buy one it's a rip off instead wait till you get to the ticket checking area they can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to tons of temples before in a lot of countries throughout southeast Asia. Once we arrived at this place, after we decided to go to it, we were astonished after walking down the stairs. Seeing the temples carved into the mountains was an extremely exciting experience. We even found it so exciting that we decided to go... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was dissapointed after walking down so many steps approx 300 and then up again. The temples carved into rock were not as grand as i expected although with no restoration.There are many vendors there so there is a need to barter. If you wear long trousers it seemed you did not need a sarong just a sash.The toilets were... More 

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