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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
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Pakrisan River, Tampaksiring 80552, Indonesia
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"temple complex"
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"rock face"
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"rice terraces"
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"stone carvings"
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"small waterfall"
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"favorite temple"
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"indiana jones"
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"both sides"
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"rock cod"
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"beautiful river"
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"stairs to climb"
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"interesting temple"
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"men and women"
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"worth the effort"
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"entrance fee"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is one of the TOP 3 temple complexes on our list of HIGHLY RECOMMENDED places to visit in Bali. Like the panoramic splendour of the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces in Tabanan, Pura Gunung Kawi in Tegallalang has also been deservingly designated as another UNESCO World...More

Thank bydesignonly
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my favorite temple in Bali. With beautiful carvings in stone and not too many people I found it to be very impressive. A river runs through the middle of the temple and a waterfall falls nearby a shop to the very end of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite amazing temple complex which was the burial site of the royal family some 900 years ago. The trek down to the temple and more challenging back up is well worth the effort, even wearing a mandatory sarong!! The carvings on the valley walls are...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hope you are in shape for this one. Seemed like 1.5km of walking down steps to get to where the temple was. Once at the temple, it was fantastic! Costs $1.50 a person.

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You must go about 100 steps to mount Kawi and Temple Kawi. Beautifull landscape, rice fields, palm threes, old temple monument etc...

Thank Nesvil
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had to search for the place since maps didn't show us how. We stopped and looked around, and locals showed us the road to it. Before you reach the stairs everbody wants to sell you something including a sarong. You csn get them at...More

Thank Paul v
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Very fond of coming here, the scenery is very beautiful. A must visit historic place. To enter the location must use a sarong. If not carrying a sarong can borrow with voluntary donations.

Thank sanajurisic
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

I was not expecting too much from this temple, I was just going to the way to another destination, but was surprised to see how much I liked it. Beautiful rock carvings and a nice little hike, definitely worth the stop!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

It is one of the places where you have time to actually relax and try to feel the spirit of Bali, as no many tourists there.. A short visit will do - max 1 hour.

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Very interesting site near Tirta Empul Temple - we visited both in one trip. The path leading to the temple complex offers beautiful views. It is a bit hard to reach with a lot of stairs. A few people around, such serenity around this place....More

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SunshineSeeker100
5 March 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.
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hayAsaki
24 June 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
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hayAsaki
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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.
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