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Address: Pakrisan River, Tampaksiring 80552, Indonesia
07:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
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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The best hidden gem in Bali

This is a must visit in Bali. This is my fourth time here and I just recently discovered this place and I cannot believe how much I have missed, cause this is the most sacred... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must visit in Bali. This is my fourth time here and I just recently discovered this place and I cannot believe how much I have missed, cause this is the most sacred place on this island full with energy. go there and thank me later

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ancient ruins in enchanting surroundings. We arrived at nine in the morning and were among the first to arrive. It was a glorious morning and the magnificent ruins in the beautiful natural surroundings impressed us. We recommend a visit!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our time at Mount Kawi. It was a bit of a tough climb on the way back, but not impossible. I wish that there would have been signs or a pamphlet so I could have known what exactly I was looking at. However, the scenery, and the carvings into the rock were very impressive. There were tons of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well three in fact. First, come early and evade the merchants that will flog fabric at you otherwise. Far more peaceful before 10AM. Second, you DO need a sarong but you DON'T need to buy one. They offer one at the entrance. Finally, this is one of three UNESCO heritage sites in Bali and for good reason. This 11th century... More 

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Puchong, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After we went down from the car, we saw there are several local stalls and small shops here selling the usual Balinese souvenirs like wood carvings, paintings and sarongs. From the entrance to Gunung Kawi it's a rather steep climb down many steps to reach the actual site itself. Luckily the pathway leads past some stunning scenery, and taking a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, you need to pay to get in. For those who cannot do stairs, you can give this attraction a miss. It would be challenging going down and up those killer stairs. However if you can overcome all those stairs, a pot of gold awaits! It is an amazing sight, those carvings in the mount! About halfway while you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For me this place is a must , yes there's tourist but not to many , as we climbed down the steps talking to the children selling there flowers we arrived at the Bottom to see the giant sculptures carved into the rock , once again lots temples in many different sizes ..a river runs through the very bottom which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of stairs but worth the scenery once you're down at the bottom. The carvings in the side of the hill are amazing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

It's not easy to reach, again you need a private driver or a taxi to get there. You should be aware that this is one of those attractions with hundreds of steps...And Bali is full of them. We were lucky to witness a ceremony while we were visiting it. It's very green, the nature and the attraction is really amazing.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Very beautiful and green place to explore the balinese culture and history. Definitely a must-place to visit!

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