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Address: Pakrisan River, Tampaksiring 80552, Indonesia
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Gunung Kawi is a temple complex centered around royal tombs carved into...

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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Thoroughly enjoyful experience

Lush greenery, ancient carvings and serene surroundings. A must do while in Bali. A truly underrated experience.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lush greenery, ancient carvings and serene surroundings. A must do while in Bali. A truly underrated experience.

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The temple itself is not that amazing, but the place is SO beautiful, don't miss it ! Lots of stairs to access it (down and then up ...) but still we loved it. And the rice terraces around the stairs are magnificent. Note that they will do their utmost to sell your sarongs: but they are provided free of charges... More 

Thank Anahe_264
Albany, Oregon
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You may need to wear a sorong to descend down about 200 steps to see these sandstone relief sculptures. There is a small group of men that provide them on loan at the top of the stairs. They seemed more concerned that my husband wear one than me, I was wearing capri length jeans and he had on hiking pants... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in the heart of tampaksiring Good place to visit Just need some walk down from parking lot to the pura and temple But the view was really awesome

Thank iamsterdam31
South Region, Cameroon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We even found it so exciting that we decided to go a little bit off the track. The temple is a series of amazing shrines carved into the cliff face in a gorge. Go early 8 or 9 am before the tourists

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

walk to the main entrance from the car park and you have to walk past lots of vendors trying to sell you sarongs. There are wonderful views of terraced rice fields on the walk down to the temple. It's beautiful and worth the visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were astonished after walking down the stairs. Seeing the temples carved into the mountains was an extremely exciting experience. Just so to get a real feel of the place. The history behind the site is amazing too.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I only went there while I am going to Tira Empul temple. It was very small and not much things to see.

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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Be ready for some exercise. You have to climb up quite a few stairs after visiting the temple. But it's so worth it. The scenery is lovely. on the way down there are some rice terraces that are prettier than the advertised ones. Way less people. And the river and forest around the temple give it a great vibe.

Thank HuskyMNL
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This day I will remember for a lifetime. Temple is very interesting; the scenery around the temple will not be bored. Rice fields, noise, forests, stream. Especial place.

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