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Mount Kawi
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Every things so beautiful. I took many photo here. You will feel comfortable when you travel here because of the atmosphere and nature

Thank cherry_ngiang
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Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

I went to Gunung Kawi Temple during my visit to Ubud. We rented a motorcycle and google mapped our way to Tampak Siring and it was very simple. When we arrived there were stalls selling coffee where we can chill out before walking down. There are many stairs leading down to the temple. People complain a lot about the stairs but if you are fit, the stairs are not bad.

The temple itself is incredibly beautiful! The nature around it made me feel like I'm in a fairytale. There is a river flowing trough and big beautiful trees. There is also a complex of Hindu Temples where people still conduct prayers. Everything is enchanting :)

1  Thank Alexia C
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

Gunung Kawi is worth a visit if your are reasonably fit, and do not have a heart problem. There are many step down to the bottom, and don’t forget you have to climb back out of the valley when the visit is over. I have read that there are around 315 steps and from mid morning it is HOT.
Our guide (who was also our driver) warned us not to buy a sarong at the start of the site, because the entrance fee (about $1.50) covers this item. The site is interesting and well worth a visit. It is the resting place of kings dating back a thousand years.
After climbing back to the top I found that the contents of a fresh coconut quenched my thirst better than a commercial drink.

2  Thank Geoff W
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

This place is more than just a temple - at almost 1000 years old, it is historical marvel.

You need to climb a lot of stairs (and then climb up on your way back) to get here, but the site is well worth it. You will see some beautiful stone carvings, cut into the cliff face, speard out over 3 complexes. The place is a Hindu temple and also has a Buddhist complex.
The view while climbing down the stairs is spectacular, so do take your time to climb up/ down and enjoy the scenery.

A few tips:
1. Try to visit early in the morning when its relatively cool and the place is less crowded.
2. Dont let the vendors outside the temple fool you into buying sarongs, as the entrance fees include a sarong on rent.
3. It involves a lot of climbing stairs (but not steep stairs), so wear comfortable shoes.
4. Take your time to explore the place - dont let your driver rush you or try to cover too many places in one day.
5. Enjoy the view on the way down, while climbing back up you will be too tired to bother.

2  Thank jitub77
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Reviewed 21 March 2014 via mobile

This temple is defiantly worth a visit. Beautiful scenery and the walk down and up just makes you appreciate it a lot more. Don't buy a sarong from any of the shops before the temple since the entrance fee includes the rent of one! The temple itself reminds me of something out of tomb raider!

Thank Erika H
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