Mount Kawi
Ancient RuinsReligious SitesMonuments & Statues
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
Top ways to experience Mount Kawi

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,236 reviews
Excellent
750
Very good
398
Average
75
Poor
11
Terrible
2

𝓝𝓪𝓽𝔂 ® 👑
Moscow, Russia1,41,337 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Another very beautiful and peaceful place. In order not to get into groups of tourists, it is better to come in the morning. Interesting history, many different trails to explore and unusual views.
Written 28 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Osula N
Los Angeles, CA655 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
I came here, via private driver, on a Tuesday in mid-December 2022. This is a MUST if you're ever in Bali - definitely worth the trek out here. It looks like something out of a video game. It was my first time seeing anything carved into the walls of the stone like that. It's truly a unique Bali experience.

Because this is a religious place, you must wear a sarong but the entrance ticket also covers a sarong if you don't have one. You do not need to buy one from the vendors if you don't want to. There are a bunch of steps downhill to get to the temple but it's not too bad and well worth it.

Get here early to get the Temple to yourself. I think we got here at 9AM and there was practically no one there except us. Make sure you bring cash to pay for your entrance ticket.

Pro tip: you have to pass by the same vendors coming back up to the parking lot, so if you like something, make sure you get it on the way back up. They were going as low as 20,000 Rp. per pants, sarong, etc. Each vendor next to each other going even lower to out do each other.
Written 13 December 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Chelsea B
Milton Keynes, UK1,983 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
An absolutely stunning location, so much to see, such a special place, make sure you add it to your itinerary
Written 1 August 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sujatha M
Bengaluru, India82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Entering and walking down the steps, we were not feeling very enthusiastic. It was a humid afternoon and all we saw all along the steps were shops selling stuff - sarongs, souvenirs. The rice terraces on the sides were good. But once we reached the temple, we were blown away, by the natural beauty of the place and the large stone carvings. And there was hardly anyone else, which added to the charm. Loved the experience and glad we went.
Written 21 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Robby
Bali, Indonesia28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Friends
This place was really beautiful, so much meaning at there. Religion , culture and legacy. When I came here I was very amazed because in my opinion this is one of the relics that must be preserved. as tourists, we should be able to maintain the purity and cleanliness there. come to Bali must see this place. really a recommendation

Written 18 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Expatleen
Ubud, Indonesia87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Beautiful location, amazing surroundings on the way down. Currently very empty, health protocols are not very obvious, also not very needed when visiting this site as you are pretty much alone. The local people that are still around are friendly and good spirited.

Make sure to bring or buy water at the shop near the entrance as nothing much is open on your way down and the stairs are steep.
Written 31 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Liefhebber
Breda, The Netherlands8,579 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
We combined The Gunung Kawi and Tirta Empul in one day. Two of the most beautiful templegrounds we have visited on Bali.
This 11th century temple complex (one of the oldest on Bali) is thought to be the burial complex of King Anak Wungsu, his wives and favorite concubines. There are shrines (7 meters high) carved out of the rocks. To get to the temple and shrines you need to descend 371 stone steps. Next to the stairs there are lots of nice souvenirshops and on your way you have a beautiful view at the surroundings. This templecomplex is quite large, located in a jungle environment. There are lots of stone walkways and stairs. A unique templecomplex surrounded by beautiful nature. You have to wear a sarong which you can borrow at the entrance. We had our own sarong with us. A must see!
Written 21 May 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Elang Prima Tours
Flores, Indonesia104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Business
Gunung Kawi Tample, is one of the tourist attractions of cultural heritage with some ancient relics in the from of the tamples composed of carved stones.
Many historical values about the tample. Located near the Pakerisan river, at Panaka village Tampak Siring Gianyar regency.
Around 350 stairs when we pass it towards the Gunung Kawi tample site is divided into two part tample sparated by Pakerisan river, dominated by rock walls carved in the form of tamples that seem to be framed with arches.
Written 26 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

mzzyap
Philippines3,374 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
50,000 Rupiah entrance fee, they will provide a sarong if you don't have one. There are vendors along the path and some seats to rest at. It's relatively easy going down, but a lot harder trek walking back up. There weren't many people when we were there. Exploring the place, this truly felt like Bali to me. This place is old, ancient, and if you stay still for a moment, you can feel how sacred this place is for those who believe.

I just wish management would fix the restrooms. Travelers are human beings who need to use the lavatory.
Written 14 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Red Fox London
London, United Kingdom392 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
I would say best time to visit is after lunch. You will hardly meet any tourists then. Do not be put off by the reviews mentioning so many steps. It is not really too hard to climb. You can go left off the main path to see one small candi. The rest is well maintained, easy to walk, plenty of souvenir shops, a coffee shop close to the main entrance. The price for locals and people with KITAS is 30.00, for tourists 50.000. Parking 2.000
Very easy place to visit. Nothing special or extra spiritual there, but OK to go and chill. A good place to get nice curved coconut lamps, mad on site. Couldn't find such nice ones anywhere else in Ubud.
Written 7 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 704
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Mount Kawi - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024) - Tripadvisor

All things to do in Tampaksiring
Day Trips in TampaksiringAmusement Parks in Tampaksiring
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday homesTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire