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Mount Kawi

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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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Pakrisan River, Tampaksiring 80552, Indonesia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Historic place of Balinese and Javanese culture. To reach the sites you have to go down to 315 steps. Perfect scenery and the megalithic temple are beautiful.

Thank lalapalupi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very exotic and magical place. Charming sculpture. A reassuring nuance. A combination of nature that we rarely enjoy. Here we can enjoy the beauty between the mountains, rice fields, temples, sculptures, and the sound of the river soothing.

Thank 77tikf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

visit these temples in june there isn't enough words to say how beautiful they are make sure you put it on the list to do you won't be sorry but you will be if you don't

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Possibly the best temple I've been to. Incredible huge stone tombs carved into the cliff face and lots of small caves set into the hills too. Brilliant climb down through the stunning, untouched rice terraces to reach the tombs set around the sacred river. Warning...More

Thank 703pipk
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful complex to visit. Tombs carves jnto the mountains. Interesting to learn about how different religions treat death - similar concept to Petra in Jordan or Pyramids in Egypt.

Thank lslevy
Reviewed October 8, 2018

nice walk trough the fields to get to this place, the people still use this temple for ceremony. impressive statues.

Thank dietwee
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

I don’t understand people who give this place bad rates just because of stairs, cmon people... this place looks amazing, connecting beautiful environment and amazing temple carvings in rock. One thing that might be annoying are not the stairs but those vendors on you way...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Mount Kawi is a lot smaller than we expected but it's great quick stop for photos. I don't think I can highly recommend this spot unless you have the extra time to spare.

Thank SassyStussy
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

We arrived at 10:00am and the site was still very quiet. You don’t have to be forced into buying a sarong in the car park one is given to you inside if you prefer. Lots of steps but plenty of traders offering ‘lokal lokal cold...More

Thank LeeS2044
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Of all the temples that I visited on this trip, this is definitely my favourite. While it is crowded, the space there is makes it feel comfortable still. The statues carved into the mountain side was awesome. And the rice terraces on the way in...More

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March 4, 2018|
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Response from Tib18 | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure there were toilet facilities as well as stalls selling refreshments.
June 24, 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
June 24, 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.