Mount Kawi

Mount Kawi, Tampaksiring: Hours, Address, Mount Kawi Reviews: 4.5/5

Ancient Ruins • Religious Sites • Monuments & Statues
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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Robby
Bali, Indonesia24 contributions
Culture enthusiast
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
Beautiful grounds
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 Netherlands7,437 contributions
Very impressive temple complex, beautiful surroundings, a must see!
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
Guiding the client
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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Red Fox London
London, United Kingdom402 contributions
Nice place for afternoon walk
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
Spectacular Heritage Site full of Spiritual energy
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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BackPacker174399
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Ancient Valley of the Kings Temple
Dec 2019 • Couples
Arduous steep descent to arrive at awesome mystical temple! Very humid and a bit taxing on the body but worth the effort! Best temple visited! As we were leaving we needed to take some stops along the steep climb back to street level.
Written 17 January 2020
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RCJO
Tessenderlo, Belgium88 contributions
Also known as PURA GUNANG KAWI (NOT Gunang Kawi Sebata)
Dec 2019
This is part of the Gunung Kawi complex. If you go to the "Gunung Kawi Sebata Temple" tripadvisor review you will see pictures and reviews from Pura Gunang Kawi; which is called "Mount Kawi" in tripadvisor. In addition some pictures found in the "Mount Kawi" review are from Gunung Kawi Sebata. If you Google Mount Kawi and Pura Gunung Kawi you will end up in the same place, and that is good news.

Picture attached to indicated where Sebata is in relation to Pura Gunang.

This is all understandable as there are just so many Pura (temple) in this region of Bali as well as in all of Bali. We only ran across this review issue within tripadvisor as we just could not find where to place a review of Pura Gunang Kawi.

As to Pura Gunang Kawi (Mount Kawi), it is the nicest of all the temples we have visited even though it is not a temple per se and is found in a ravine! Sebata is very nice also. Pura Besakih, Tirta Empul & Puru Luhur are also among the large attractions in this area. Pura Gunang Kawi was very peaceful when we where there whereas the others on this trip were packed with visitors (both native and foreign). The tranquility, along with the setting and stark difference between this place and other temples separated it from the others. Whereas the others are all worth a visit, this is the one we would repeatedly go to.

Sorry, but no additional pictures are provided as even our JPG files far exceed the 10MB limit placed on pictures that can be uploaded in tripadvisor.
Written 11 January 2020
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Olga
Beijing, China39 contributions
Nice place
Jan 2020 • Couples
The place is nice for a walk. There are many steps up and down. You can find swings there. Do not need to buy sarong, you can get one at the entrance.
Written 2 January 2020
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SarahNZ_12
Remuera, New Zealand174 contributions
Awesome. Not sure why it isn’t more popular
Nov 2019 • Solo
This place is awesome. And not very busy.

Not sure why that is as it’s fabulous.

Probably my favourite attraction near Ubud.

The views are to die for and the ruins awesome.

Couple of tips

1. Don’t think you need to buy a sarong from the ladies outside. They give you one for free as part of your ticket.

2. There are 315 steps to get down and then back up. Take a hat and water as it’s a good climb. But boy is it worth it.
Written 22 November 2019
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