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Address: Pakrisan River, Tampaksiring 80552, Indonesia
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Nice Temple - Lots of Stairs

Get ready for some exercise and sweat but the temple is worth the exhaustion even for a 7 month pregnant woman. It was part of a day trip and really nice to have a guide... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Get ready for some exercise and sweat but the temple is worth the exhaustion even for a 7 month pregnant woman. It was part of a day trip and really nice to have a guide throughout the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The reviews for this Temple indicated that it was worth a visit so we included it in our itinerary for our day trip. Lots of stairs to negotiate to get down to the Temple but well and truly worth the effort. Very peaceful with the only sound being the running water in the creek. We spent a while down here... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It takes a bit to walk up but it is really worth it. It's situated in a jungle area and is peaceful. It is not a big area but the work done is impressive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing place with local history and sacred place for Balinese Hindu people. Looooong stairs to go before reach this temple down. There is super clean river with lush and green surround and even a small waterfall too. The 2 temples are facing the river with a bridge connecting this 2 area of temples. I drank the spring water and it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gunung Kawi is an 11th-century temple and funerary complex in Tampaksiring, north east of Ubud in Bali, Indonesia, that is spread across either side of the Pakerisan river. It comprises 10 rock-cut candi (shrines) that are carved into some 7-metre-high (23 ft) sheltered niches of the sheer cliff face. These funeral monuments are thought to be dedicated to King Anak... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gunung Kawi or Mount Kawi is one of the oldest monumental areas in Bali. It is worth the visit but be prepared for a walk. There are ten candi or shrines carved out on the rock face of the mountain. The surroundings are nice with rivers and lush vegetation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must visit in Bali. This is my fourth time here and I just recently discovered this place and I cannot believe how much I have missed, cause this is the most sacred place on this island full with energy. go there and thank me later

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Ancient ruins in enchanting surroundings. We arrived at nine in the morning and were among the first to arrive. It was a glorious morning and the magnificent ruins in the beautiful natural surroundings impressed us. We recommend a visit!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We enjoyed our time at Mount Kawi. It was a bit of a tough climb on the way back, but not impossible. I wish that there would have been signs or a pamphlet so I could have known what exactly I was looking at. However, the scenery, and the carvings into the rock were very impressive. There were tons of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Well three in fact. First, come early and evade the merchants that will flog fabric at you otherwise. Far more peaceful before 10AM. Second, you DO need a sarong but you DON'T need to buy one. They offer one at the entrance. Finally, this is one of three UNESCO heritage sites in Bali and for good reason. This 11th century... More 

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