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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. Add Mount Kawi and other attractions to your Tampaksiring trip itinerary using our Tampaksiring family vacation planner.
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  • This is a must visit! Gorgeous rice terraces, waterfalls, stone carved monuments into the land...the steps going back up are a challenge. Bring water or buy from a vendor. You don't need to buy a saro...  more »
  • Mount Kawi is a truly remarkable place. Tombs and the temple is located in the midst of a half of rice and the jungle. This place is quiet and peaceful, except the long stairs, because here at every step, we meet hawkers offering sarongi or drinks. In any event, the stairs are quite long, high temperature, so if anyone has any health problems, it is not recommend such a trip (I have health problems and back on top made me a little difficulty). At the bottom we have also a small, but charming waterfall and meet you here Lord, which trades sculptures with coconuts. By choosing to tombs, you might want to stock up on a sarong, and if we want to buy it on the spot, after negotiations, a really nice, we will be able to buy even for 30.000 IDR. The same input costs 15,000 IDR. Really worth a look here first, because the place is really beautiful and there is an amazing atmosphere that allows you to mute and pokontemplować.
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  • Oasis of beauty and tranquility in a valley. The most impressing temple I have seen in Bali.Don´t buy a sarong on the parking, you will get one free after buying a ticket.  more »