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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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“rock face” (11 reviews)
“rice terraces” (47 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Pakrisan River, Tampaksiring 80552, Indonesia
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"temple complex"
in 32 reviews
"rock face"
in 11 reviews
"rice terraces"
in 47 reviews
"stone carvings"
in 19 reviews
"small waterfall"
in 12 reviews
"favorite temple"
in 7 reviews
"indiana jones"
in 12 reviews
"both sides"
in 13 reviews
"rock cod"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful river"
in 6 reviews
"stairs to climb"
in 6 reviews
"interesting temple"
in 8 reviews
"men and women"
in 6 reviews
"ticket office"
in 6 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 9 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 22 reviews
"bring water"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had to search for the place since maps didn't show us how. We stopped and looked around, and locals showed us the road to it. Before you reach the stairs everbody wants to sell you something including a sarong. You csn get them at...More

1  Thank Paul v
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very fond of coming here, the scenery is very beautiful. A must visit historic place. To enter the location must use a sarong. If not carrying a sarong can borrow with voluntary donations.

Thank sanajurisic
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was not expecting too much from this temple, I was just going to the way to another destination, but was surprised to see how much I liked it. Beautiful rock carvings and a nice little hike, definitely worth the stop!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is one of the places where you have time to actually relax and try to feel the spirit of Bali, as no many tourists there.. A short visit will do - max 1 hour.

Thank 41Sofi
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very interesting site near Tirta Empul Temple - we visited both in one trip. The path leading to the temple complex offers beautiful views. It is a bit hard to reach with a lot of stairs. A few people around, such serenity around this place....More

1  Thank light9
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very different from most of the temples in Bali. Historic and has a calming effect (once you go down the many stairs :) )

Thank Onder A
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place, need a bit of hiking but really spectacular once you reach below, its like a temple built in a mountain.

Thank neomoht
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

It's a bit different than other temples in Bali. You can really feel the history of the island here. In addition, surrounded by rice fields. Recommended.

Thank Peter L
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

This place is amazing, the carvings in the stone walls are spectacular and the whole site is quite beautiful. If you have any mobility issues or you are not fit it’s going to be a tough visit for you. The site is down 500 steps...More

2  Thank 75miniman
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Another one of those tourist attractions of Bali. Totally worth it, good for some snaps. Be ready to climb down and up few set of stairs.

Thank 819brp
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SunshineSeeker100
4 March 2018|
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Response from Tib18 | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure there were toilet facilities as well as stalls selling refreshments.
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hayAsaki
24 June 2017|
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Response from Randy S | Reviewed this property |
I would say one hour is enough but it does depend on your fitness. 15 minutes to go down and 15 to come up plus 30 minutes at the bottom would work. It does not leave a lot of time for pictures or to sit and relax, but it... More
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hayAsaki
24 June 2017|
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Response from Randy S | Reviewed this property |
One hour is enough. About 15 minutes down and 15 up. That leaves you a half hour at the bottom. If you take lots of pictures or want to enjoy the site you might need and extra 15 min.
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