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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. Make Mount Kawi a part of your Tampaksiring vacation plans using our Tampaksiring attractions app .
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  • After a descent of more than 350 steps to get to the tombs and the temple. In the middle of the rice fields and jungle. Beautiful view points, definitely worth it to take with you on your trip
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  • Interesting place, approximately 40 minutes drive from Ubud. Well worth a visit. Parking will take 5000, tickets seem to be on 50 thousand. Sari issue free after buying tickets, do not take local vendors (if you do not plan to carry it home).
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  • We rented a car to go to Mount Kawi (which is not a mountain at all), and ended up in Mount Kawi Temple, which was not very impressive. After further enquiries, we were directed onwards to the actual ...  more »

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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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