Mount Kawi, Tampaksiring

Must see · Ruin · Monument
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 Manukaya vacation plans using our Manukaya attractions app.
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  • 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....  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 »

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