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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 yesterday via mobile

My travel usually revolved around UNESCO sites around the world and one has to be amazed when you visited this place. After walking down few hundreds steps of staircases, passing some houses and terraced paddy fields, you will come upon the huge rock carvings dated...More

Thank HaruKenchiru
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful rock formations and ancient statues but be aware of the steep steps especially on a humid day. We scootered our way to the temple, no need to buy a sarong as they are supplied for you on entry for free.

Thank Gurusev U
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

All is in the title! Beware there is a pretty steep walk down (stairs) to go to the site but part of the journey. Nice views on rice fields as well.

Thank Benoit PA P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lots of steep steps to get to this rock temple. But worth the hard work. Amazing large rock formations and an interesting temple to visit.

Thank DanRoppelt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty place to visit. Very different to other temples around. There are 300 steps to the bottom that you have to climb back up though. Don't buy a sarong from the stalls, the people that check your tickets at the top of the stairs will...More

Thank 154julieannes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's hard to describe how much better this place is compared to others. There's tranquility and peace everywhere, there's not many people inside and you're free to explore many hidden corners of that temple. Yes, there is so many stairs, but that's a problem on...More

Thank Radim M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of steps but worth it. Halfway the descent you can also make a right between the rice fields and alongside a river. Go explore. If not, just follow the path down and be amazed by the carved out statues and a small waterfall. Get...More

Thank Lennert C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As first I also confused since there's two sites with the same name in a close distance. This Site is Gunung Kawi in Tampaksiring and this is the one with a lot of stairs! If you have a problem with that, you might need to...More

Thank fi0nab89
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Better than nearby Tirta Empul in the sense there is a nice walk among the beautiful Bali nature and not crowded at all, but nothing spectacular. Our bonus was that we saw a monitor lizard on the grounds.

Thank Viki K
Reviewed July 12, 2017

It is long and a lot steps to go but worth it. The most beautiful ancient site ever seen. On the right and left side there are rice terrace which are so nice to see while going down. Come early is much better to avoid...More

Thank tianasg
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June 24, 2017|
Response from Emy L |
tidak sampai 1 jam kok ..
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June 24, 2017|
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Response from Sally786 | Reviewed this property |
I would give at least 2 hours to give yourself time to explore and get up and down.
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.