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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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  • Very nice in the rocks. very many steps down but really bother you also get free (all expected they do have a "donation" before) a sarong (dressing to cover legs) to disposal. (so don't be on the road to the temple tell sellers that your sarong with their need to buy.) still NO MASS tourism!
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  • Beautiful place, need a bit of hiking but really spectacular once you reach below, its like a temple built in a mountain.  more »
  • This place really impresses with its scale. The caves, which are located in the rock. Be ready, that you have to go through a lot of steps. So I recommend you to visit him in the evening before sunset, hours in 4-5. Climb upstairs pretty hard. Upon entering you buy the entrance ticket, and definitely need a sarong (I bought a holiday at the beginning and did not know at all). There is a very picturesque bridge, between the 2 rocks. To explore the attractions will be enough 1-1, 5. Plan your route in advance and recommend to visit nearby Cave elephants, and other temple complexes. We traveled by car (rented a car for the day, with the driver) and paved him the route on the attractions that we were interesting.
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