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Review of Mount Kawi

Mount Kawi
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed April 19, 2013

While it is quite a hike down to reach the temple. It is definitely worth the trek. Only a few visitors when we were there. It is set in a rainforest adjacent to a river. All of which make for great photo ops of the natural beauty. Advise that you bring an umbrella for shade or rain. Many vendors along the way and the prices become lower on your way out. Only use the tiolets at the bottom as a last resort. Yes they are that bad. There was a small admission fee and they provided Sarongs.

Thank seafare74
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

This place is located in a small town not too far from Ubud. A short distance away from the main road, you will find the staircase leading downwards to the temple. As you descend, there are rice terraces to greet you on the both sides. The view is refreshing.

Once at the bottom, you cross a bridge over a small river to the temple complex complete with pools and water spouts. At the far end, carved into the side of the rocky cliffs are 10 shrines about 7 meters high.

Overall, an interesting place to explore.

3  Thank JoshShoeString
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

It was a long way down passing through a line of small souvenir shops and lush greenery and terraced rice fields and finally ten tall "candi" (shrines) carved on the cliff face...in the center is a space where important rituals and ceremonies are held...I find the place so isolated and quite a fitting place for meditation....the only thing I can hear are the sound of flowing stream water...the smell of temple offerings....I have to wear the "kamben" (sarong) which was a requirement when visiting Hindu temples in Bali

Thank csaramir
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

If you are in the Tampaksiring area and probably are if you are visiting the rice terraces at Ceking or the Holy Water Temple nearby then this temple is also definitely worth stopping by at. There was literally no tourists here, none of the bus loads that you find at Tanah Lot or Kintamani anyways. There is a lot of steps to descend down to the temple, but the views on the way down are beautiful. The shrines at the bottom are magnificent. Only a couple of shops are selling their wares so there's not too much harassment.

Thank Gavi19
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Our driver (we came from seminyak to Ubud for the day) had quite a difficult time finding this place and at first didn't believe it existed as when he asked the other drivers some didn't know what it was. Definitely worth the find however, the trek down wasn't so bad... the view was beautiful. The stairs on the way back up were more difficult however as they were uneven... Bring some water with you or buy something to drink on your way back up.
Sarongs were lent out for free.

Thank TdotGal
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