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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 June 10, 2019

There is an entrance fee IDR 50k for foreigners and we are given a sarong to wear. It is not too crowded when we are there in the afternoon around 3 pm. The only way to the temple is walk down 300 steps on the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank _emifoo
Reviewed June 3, 2019 via mobile

Very large temple area. You need to go to around 300 steps down on foot to a paved walkway with many art shops. It has unique archeological sites. Entering the location, you can feel the sacred. You will need to wear sarong to enter the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank fimaf2018
Reviewed May 19, 2019

Mount Kawi is a Royal shrine carved into the mountain to commemorate King Anak Wungsu and his family. The candis (shrines) are tall and imposing and though probably many details have been lost after 10 centuries the whole complex looks imposing and peaceful. There is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank ViaBen
Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

This is a beautiful place set deep in a lovely valley. You access it by descending 600 stone steps which in the heat can be very demanding, particularly coming back up them. Not for those with mobility issues.

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank gillevans854
Reviewed May 7, 2019

We came here on a private tour with our own guide.He warned us that there were a lot of stairs to walk down, and back up. Firstly, you must wear a sarong from the waist down. There are people trying to sell you sarongs the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 30, 2019 via mobile

Situated in a lovely, peaceful and full of vegetation valey - or gorge - this temple is a quite large complex (for the standars of Bali) representative of the local temple architectural style. Many steps to go and come back and the usual tourist shops....

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 25, 2019

We really enjoyed our time at the Gunung Kawi Temple, including our drive to get there from Ubud, after reading the reviews we felt it worth seeing for ourselves, although a little worried about all the steps we found it fine as the steps were...More

Date of experience: April 2019
3  Thank Kym T
Reviewed April 21, 2019 via mobile

Not overwhelmed by tourists so we had a chance to enjoy the quite here. No guide to explain it all but we learnt more but asking our driver afterwards. This was a beautiful location and the carvings into the cliff were amazing. Steps were fine...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

The site is quite unique and ancient. It is a collection of shrine reliefs carved into the face of a rock cliff. Located very close to Tirta Empul temple; legend goes that these memorials ( of King Udayana Warmadeva and his family) were carved out...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank HG1011
Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

The temple is in the valley surrounded by rice fields. It has interesting rock carvings/statues. Be aware of stairs, the way from the temple is little bit exhausting because of hot and humid conditions.

Date of experience: March 2019
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May 22, 2019|
Response from PutuD39 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Tib18 | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure there were toilet facilities as well as stalls selling refreshments.
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Response from 1701RandyS | 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