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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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Possibly the best temple I've been to. Incredible huge stone tombs carved into the cliff face and lots of small caves set into the hills too. Brilliant climb down through the stunning, untouched rice terraces to reach the tombs set around the sacred river. Warning...More
I don’t understand people who give this place bad rates just because of stairs, cmon people... this place looks amazing, connecting beautiful environment and amazing temple carvings in rock. One thing that might be annoying are not the stairs but those vendors on you way...More
We arrived at 10:00am and the site was still very quiet. You don’t have to be forced into buying a sarong in the car park one is given to you inside if you prefer. Lots of steps but plenty of traders offering ‘lokal lokal cold...More
Of all the temples that I visited on this trip, this is definitely my favourite. While it is crowded, the space there is makes it feel comfortable still. The statues carved into the mountain side was awesome. And the rice terraces on the way in...More
This place is stunning and so worth the visit. But,do be aware it is way down so there are many steep steps. I read another review saying 320! In the heat getting back up is hard work if you are not so fit or young!...More
We were staying in Ubud and this is one of the temples we were taken to by our tour from our hotel. There are quite a lot of steps down, around 300 as someone else estimated. You go past some touristy stalls on the way...More
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
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 is possible.