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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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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited this temple as part of a full day tour of East Bali. There is a long walk down to the temple consisting of approx 300 steps, but the walk is aligned with different stall spellings various crafts, fruits, drinks etc. It’s actually a...More

Thank Jennifer H
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The staircases are steep so take your time while climbing up. You can buy handicrafts from local vendors on the way. Sarong is required for entering the temple. You can have a great view of the rice fields as well

Thank Avimanyu B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mount Kawi at Tampaksiring, north off Ubud, is a beautiful place with a very nice walk in the environment. Also close tot the wonderful rice fields of Tegallalang, so you can combine the trip. It is the only temple in Bali where it is carved...More

Thank JanRoelofs01
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend and I visited in the the early afternoon, the walk down is quite long and the walk back up would be challenging for someone who has issues climbing stairs - there are a lot. Of all the temples we visited in Bali this...More

Thank DreamPlanDo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Temple is an ancient Hindu temple back in the centuries. There’s a rice field next to the temple. This is need a bit of walking down and up the stairs. But, overall it’s worth it : Beautiful scenery!

Thank The_Traveler010710
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What makes it "worthwhile" to walk down to the temple grounds "way below" (about a 10-minute walk but really an "easy walk" down concrete steps) are these carvings on rock faces depicting "mini-temples" or temple-like structures on a small scale (but "sizeable" carvings as you...More

Thank Myo M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In order to get to the temple you need to walk down many steep stairs. Walking them up again, especially in the heat, is quite a hike. I absolutely recommend taking water, as the one being sold on site is very overpriced. The temple itself...More

Thank MarinaFollowsTheSun
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice temple. Nice view. Too many people trying to sell you stuff. It is surely something to see if it is your first visit of Ubud

Thank gm88rp
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Down steep stair runs (with a number of shops along the way) there are spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and rice terraces which I personally found more beautiful than Tegalalang. The temple and other cultural features at the bottom of the descent are interesting...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Look ancient and authentic. Very interesting place. Need extra energy to up and down the step. Located not far away fro main street Tampaksiring.

1  Thank Komang W
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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
24 June 2017|
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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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