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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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  • Breathtaking, even if the place might seem touristy with many shops go to discover the Majesty of the place
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  • Amazing! Worth a visit. But there are a lot of steps and it gets pretty hot and humid so may be a limiting factor for some. You need a sarong -- men and women. Either brig your own or borrow one at th...  more »
  • If you are into temples then Tirta Empul and nearby Gunung Kawi should be top of your lists. Lots of shops down to the steps, then some beautiful rice fields along the steps and finally a beautiful ri...  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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