Mount Kawi
Ancient Ruins • Religious Sites • Monuments & Statues
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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2-3 hours
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Osula N
Los Angeles, CA110 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
I came here, via private driver, on a Tuesday in mid-December 2022. This is a MUST if you're ever in Bali - definitely worth the trek out here. It looks like something out of a video game. It was my first time seeing anything carved into the walls of the stone like that. It's truly a unique Bali experience.

Because this is a religious place, you must wear a sarong but the entrance ticket also covers a sarong if you don't have one. You do not need to buy one from the vendors if you don't want to. There are a bunch of steps downhill to get to the temple but it's not too bad and well worth it.

Get here early to get the Temple to yourself. I think we got here at 9AM and there was practically no one there except us. Make sure you bring cash to pay for your entrance ticket.

Pro tip: you have to pass by the same vendors coming back up to the parking lot, so if you like something, make sure you get it on the way back up. They were going as low as 20,000 Rp. per pants, sarong, etc. Each vendor next to each other going even lower to out do each other.
Written 13 December 2022
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Chelsea B
Milton Keynes, UK1,963 contributions
Sep 2021
An absolutely stunning location, so much to see, such a special place, make sure you add it to your itinerary
Written 1 August 2022
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Sujatha M
Bengaluru, India82 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Entering and walking down the steps, we were not feeling very enthusiastic. It was a humid afternoon and all we saw all along the steps were shops selling stuff - sarongs, souvenirs. The rice terraces on the sides were good. But once we reached the temple, we were blown away, by the natural beauty of the place and the large stone carvings. And there was hardly anyone else, which added to the charm. Loved the experience and glad we went.
Written 21 May 2022
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Robby
Bali, Indonesia26 contributions
Jan 2021 • Friends
This place was really beautiful, so much meaning at there. Religion , culture and legacy. When I came here I was very amazed because in my opinion this is one of the relics that must be preserved. as tourists, we should be able to maintain the purity and cleanliness there. come to Bali must see this place. really a recommendation

Written 18 May 2021
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Expatleen
Ubud, Indonesia79 contributions
Sep 2020
Beautiful location, amazing surroundings on the way down. Currently very empty, health protocols are not very obvious, also not very needed when visiting this site as you are pretty much alone. The local people that are still around are friendly and good spirited.

Make sure to bring or buy water at the shop near the entrance as nothing much is open on your way down and the stairs are steep.
Written 31 October 2020
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Liefhebber
Breda, The Netherlands7,487 contributions
Jun 2019
We combined The Gunung Kawi and Tirta Empul in one day. Two of the most beautiful templegrounds we have visited on Bali.
This 11th century temple complex (one of the oldest on Bali) is thought to be the burial complex of King Anak Wungsu, his wives and favorite concubines. There are shrines (7 meters high) carved out of the rocks. To get to the temple and shrines you need to descend 371 stone steps. Next to the stairs there are lots of nice souvenirshops and on your way you have a beautiful view at the surroundings. This templecomplex is quite large, located in a jungle environment. There are lots of stone walkways and stairs. A unique templecomplex surrounded by beautiful nature. You have to wear a sarong which you can borrow at the entrance. We had our own sarong with us. A must see!
Written 21 May 2020
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Elang Prima Tours
Flores, Indonesia69 contributions
Mar 2020 • Business
Gunung Kawi Tample, is one of the tourist attractions of cultural heritage with some ancient relics in the from of the tamples composed of carved stones.
Many historical values about the tample. Located near the Pakerisan river, at Panaka village Tampak Siring Gianyar regency.
Around 350 stairs when we pass it towards the Gunung Kawi tample site is divided into two part tample sparated by Pakerisan river, dominated by rock walls carved in the form of tamples that seem to be framed with arches.
Written 26 March 2020
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mzzyap
Philippines2,396 contributions
Feb 2020
50,000 Rupiah entrance fee, they will provide a sarong if you don't have one. There are vendors along the path and some seats to rest at. It's relatively easy going down, but a lot harder trek walking back up. There weren't many people when we were there. Exploring the place, this truly felt like Bali to me. This place is old, ancient, and if you stay still for a moment, you can feel how sacred this place is for those who believe.

I just wish management would fix the restrooms. Travelers are human beings who need to use the lavatory.
Written 14 February 2020
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Red Fox London
London, United Kingdom402 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
I would say best time to visit is after lunch. You will hardly meet any tourists then. Do not be put off by the reviews mentioning so many steps. It is not really too hard to climb. You can go left off the main path to see one small candi. The rest is well maintained, easy to walk, plenty of souvenir shops, a coffee shop close to the main entrance. The price for locals and people with KITAS is 30.00, for tourists 50.000. Parking 2.000
Very easy place to visit. Nothing special or extra spiritual there, but OK to go and chill. A good place to get nice curved coconut lamps, mad on site. Couldn't find such nice ones anywhere else in Ubud.
Written 7 February 2020
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IWayanSuteja
Kerobokan, Indonesia8 contributions
Jan 2020
I love this place so much. I can feel a very positive energy of this place. A beautiful scenery of the rice paddy and the crystal clear water of the river chilled me gently. Spent some time for meditation in this place is an extra benefit. Great site to put on must visit tourism object
Written 28 January 2020
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MOUNT KAWI (Tampaksiring) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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