Mount Kawi, Tampaksiring

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Visit Mount Kawi, an 11th century temple and historical site. Set amidst thick and rich forests and tiered rice fields, the main temple features 10 shrines cut into the rocky cliff face that were believed to be dedicated to King Anak Wungsu of the Udayana dynasty and his queens. Its inspiring, monumental design and surrounding natural landscape make this an atmospheric and photogenic place to walk and learn about the religious heritage of the area. Wear good shoes to visit the temple--300 steps lead down to the main site, and the surrounding forest is well-worth exploring during a longer visit. Make Mount Kawi a part of your Tampaksiring vacation plans using our Tampaksiring attractions app.
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  • 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...  more »
  • I love this place so much. I can feel a very positive energy of this place. A beautiful scenery of the rice paddy and the crystal clear water of the river chilled me gently. Spent some time for...  more »
  • Arduous steep descent to arrive at awesome mystical temple! Very humid and a bit taxing on the body but worth the effort! Best temple visited! As we were leaving we needed to take some stops along...  more »
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