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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 today via mobile

We went there after seeing another temple and we were tired and hot and it was too much. Better take a rest befor going there. It's beautiful.

Thank yellowem
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed visiting this temple. It had really beautiful views. Hard walk with lots of stairs so be prepared. Defiantly worth it though

Thank rachelmatthews93
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a lot of stairs!!! Going down didn't seem too bad but going back up to get out is a different story. I had to stop several times to take a break and it was so hot outside. But it was worth it.

Thank Sltieu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by an Uber driver who lived in the area as it is slightly less popular with tourists so quieter. Large temple complex with quite a few steps. 5+ separate temple areas. Not very colourful like the other Hindu temple we visited and seemed older....More

Thank MitchDavison
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beware.... There have to be over 300 steep hand carved rock stairs, but this temple is completely worth it. There is a beautiful rice paddy half way down and the temples are carved right into the mountain face, not to be sanctimonious, but it looks...More

Thank melinnc1979
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful location of the temple- rice terraces and river, romantic bridge. A lot of stairs to climb but not too difficult for healthy person. Lots of souvenir shops.

Thank Agata R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not easy to reach, again you need a private driver or a taxi to get there or if you are staying in Ubud rented a motor cycle (if you have brave enough with traffic). The entrance fee was quite cheap something one dollar!

Thank tan0liver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend to visit this temple, it is surrounded by a very beautiful nature, giving it more spirituality and beauty. Climbing the steps backs was a bit demanding but definitely worth doing!

Thank yasminnabulsi85
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

My travel usually revolved around UNESCO sites around the world and one has to be amazed when you visited this place. After walking down few hundreds steps of staircases, passing some houses and terraced paddy fields, you will come upon the huge rock carvings dated...More

Thank HaruKenchiru
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful rock formations and ancient statues but be aware of the steep steps especially on a humid day. We scootered our way to the temple, no need to buy a sarong as they are supplied for you on entry for free.

Thank Gurusev U
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24 June 2017|
Response from Emy L |
tidak sampai 1 jam kok ..
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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.