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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 1 week ago

Bali has a multitude of temples across the whole island and as such research before we got there had enabled us to choose specific temples and locations to ensure we maximised our time out and about. One of our trips took us north from our...More

Thank SteveJacksonnufc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here after visiting Tirta Empul. The entrance fee is just Rp 15K . As oppose to Gunung (Mountain) which mean naturally you have ti climb. Here you have to take flights of stairs to go down. The real challenged when you go back...More

Thank Shahul Hameed S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is pretty good exercise as well as being very interesting.... This is my favorite temple so far in my trip... Being so old and the location of it is amazing... I highly recommend coming here...

Thank james9burton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Temple is lush with greenery and water. There is a lot of steps that are easily manageable, but be sure you are hydrated and in good health, otherwise they should not pose an issue for anyone in moderately decent shape.

2  Thank Travis C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My driver took me here from Ubud and set me on the long path down (after I navigated the sellers). Once you hit the narrow rock walls leading to the bridge and main temple areas you'll feel the quiet beauty of the jungle. One of...More

1  Thank Emily A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mount Kawi is located closed to Ubud, 25minutes driving . Once you arrive at the parking you need to walk through plenty stairs but worth all the effort. There are many ladies offer sarong with cheap price. We had sarong included in the entrance fee.

Thank nayusb_c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away in a mainland of Bali, this temple complex is a perfect combination of spirituality, tranquility surrounded by green paddy fields. Definitely one of these places not to miss while visiting the island of gods.

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful site and worth a visit. I do not recommend visiting if your not a "fit" person. 400 steep stairs going down means 400 steep steps going up! Have your water ready!

Thank Sally786
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my boyfriend last April. It is only 10 minutes away from Ubud. The ticket price is really cheap (I forgot the exact price, but I think it was under IDR 20k). Be prepare with the endless stairs! I was really exhausted but...More

Thank Talitha A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to climb a lot of stairs so be prepared. But everything comes with a price and that is the price worth paying for. Nice architecture to visit and know about it's history plus seeing the rice fields is a bonus.

Thank Pratush N
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Hi. Is one hour enough to go down, explore the temple and surrounding place and go up?
June 24, 2017|
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.
I'm 68 with dreadful knees. Should I give visiting completely OR there are some parts I'll be able to see with fairly easy walking? cheers
December 14, 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.