We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Very nice and different”
Review of Mount Kawi

Mount Kawi
Book In Advance
More Info
US$71.63*
and up
Full-Day Bali Greatest Hits Tour
More Info
US$40.00*
and up
Bali Full-Day Traditional Village Sightseeing Trip with Lunch
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Fee: Yes
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Very nice and different”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

This sight is very diferent from typical temple. It is carved into rock and almost 1000 years old. Everything is set in the middle of nice valley with rice fieldviews and tropical plants.Very peaceful and nice. There are some statues oneach side of river, which you cross over bridge.

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
2 Thank Matz7981
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

916 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    559
    288
    61
    7
    1
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Port Kennedy, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Nice peaceful getaway”
Reviewed 2 May 2014

Get away from the buzz off Ubud and visit this amazing temple. Take your time entering the steps down and you will already notice how peaceful this place is. The steps are really not that bad and absolutely do-able on your flip flops. The surrounding rice fields are beautiful to see. Around the statues also is a lot of shade so you are not fully in the sun all the time. The big statues are very impressive. As said before....no need to buy a sarong before you enter the temple (even though the stall holders will tell you that you must buy one) it is provided after you have paid the entrance fee and go inside the place.

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
2 Thank Martybossy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Beautiful tombs and ancient temple- few tourists”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

We came at 5 pm (closes at 6), and still had enough time to walk around in this serene and mighty temple/tomb complex. We're of average fitness, and the stairs weren't nearly as hard as people made them out to be. It only took us ~15 minutes to get all the way down (excluding photo time). There are gorgeous views of tiered rice paddies on the way down. Vendors on the way in sell sarong (of course) and beautifully detailed carved coconut shells for ~30,000 IRD a piece. All-in-all a very nice experience!

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
Thank Megan K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Malaga
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Interesting temple somewhat away from the crowd”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

We were taken here by our guide who himself will become a Hindu priest, and was thus able to guide us through the rituals of the site and introduce us to the water dunking ceremony. Of course we got extremely wet however it seemed entirely appropriate although I'm far from a practicing fan of religions and their ceremonies.

The temple has many interesting sub structures, very tightly packed together with the remarkable forest backdrop, with the sound track of water running from the springs. Well worth the visit and do get wet!

Visited March 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank Friggykeith
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Lismore, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

This was our second visit to ubud the last was in 2011. Lot of steps but all in good nick. We managed to do it with our 8 year old kid complaining.

Very similar to mamalapuram temples in South India. This is set amoung very beautifull rice terraces and water falls. Lush green surrounding .

Stall people r always a problem. But That is typical BALI.

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
Thank GeePee64
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Mount Kawi also viewed

 

Been to Mount Kawi? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing