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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Pakrisan River, Tampaksiring 80552, Indonesia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not the easiest place to visit, but on the positive you are not overwhelmed by tourists. The views are amazing and the sheer size of the rock carvings make it hard to believe they were carved in the 11th century. Worth the hike!

Thank Susana61
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Be prepare to take long staircase but it was worth after you reach to the destination.. many great spots to take pictures.. souvenirs shops were available accross the stairs..

Thank herilee
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is not easy downhill walk, don't bother being hassled by locals. Once you paying entrance you can borrow a sarong at the ticket stall. There is also a temple where visitors have to take off their footwear since it is sacred site

Thank gareemasamir
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just got back from Mount Kawi. Its a beautiful place. Great for pictures and just strolling. However, if you are suffering from a heart condition or bad knees, you may want to rethink this tour. The entrance fee is just 15k IDK. It already comes...More

Thank Joel J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented a car to go to Mount Kawi (which is not a mountain at all), and ended up in Mount Kawi Temple, which was not very impressive. After further enquiries, we were directed onwards to the actual World Heritage site, and this is magnificent....More

Thank GreenBeansSuisse
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a very hot and humid day, and the amount of steps down (and then of course, back up) was quite overwhelming. I would not suggest you visit this place if you are unwell/elderly. It is absolutely amazing once you are down there...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The temple has interesting carvings and a cool long steep set of steps to get there. If you enjoy that sort of thing (we do) then it's pretty good. If you don't (or the thought of climbing all of those steps worries you) then you...More

Thank Zeke K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very beautiful and green place to explore the balinese culture and history. 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. Definitely...More

Thank andrianamc
Reviewed 2 December 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
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24 June 2017|
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Response from Randy S | Reviewed this property |
I would say one hour is enough but it does depend on your fitness. 15 minutes to go down and 15 to come up plus 30 minutes at the bottom would work. It does not leave a lot of time for pictures or to sit and relax, but it... More
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.
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.