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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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  • August 17, 2017
    After a descent of a few (hundreds of) markets (to go back), we arrive in this temple which is also a memorial. The monument is directly carved into the stone, we can imagine the work, near a river, the site is very quiet, very relaxing... Do not miss!
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  • August 17, 2017
    It is a temple that is at the edge of a river. And you glass sculptures made in the rock on the mountain. And continue your way up the mountain, you come across several temples. Really beautiful!
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  • August 17, 2017
    Mount Kawi is highly recommended to visit, it is beautiful in nature. You have a lot of steps to walk but that is really worth it.
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Tampaksiring's small size means rather limited accommodation options; however, looking at the rest of central Bali or even Ubud, 18 km (11 mi) to the east, will prove more fruitful. Ubud has a large array of lodgings to suit a range of budgetary requirements, from the affordable and midrange, to the luxury four- and five-star. The most budget-friendly option remains the family-run guesthouses, or homestays, offering clean and basic rooms--perfect for backpackers.
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