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Mount Kawi

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“temple complex”(33 reviews)
“rock face”(13 reviews)
“rice terraces”(47 reviews)
Gunung Kawi is a temple complex centered around royal tombs carved into stone cliffs in the 11th century. It is located amid scenic rice terraces about 30 minutes from Ubud. Note: There are more than 300 steps to climb.
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Hours Today: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Ubud
Pakrisan River, Tampaksiring 80552, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

visit these temples in june there isn't enough words to say how beautiful they are make sure you put it on the list to do you won't be sorry but you will be if you don't

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Possibly the best temple I've been to. Incredible huge stone tombs carved into the cliff face and lots of small caves set into the hills too. Brilliant climb down through the stunning, untouched rice terraces to reach the tombs set around the sacred river. Warning...More

Thank 703pipk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful complex to visit. Tombs carves jnto the mountains. Interesting to learn about how different religions treat death - similar concept to Petra in Jordan or Pyramids in Egypt.

Thank lslevy
Reviewed 1 week ago

nice walk trough the fields to get to this place, the people still use this temple for ceremony. impressive statues.

Thank dietwee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t understand people who give this place bad rates just because of stairs, cmon people... this place looks amazing, connecting beautiful environment and amazing temple carvings in rock. One thing that might be annoying are not the stairs but those vendors on you way...More

1  Thank mateusz_kosinski
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mount Kawi is a lot smaller than we expected but it's great quick stop for photos. I don't think I can highly recommend this spot unless you have the extra time to spare.

Thank SassyStussy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 10:00am and the site was still very quiet. You don’t have to be forced into buying a sarong in the car park one is given to you inside if you prefer. Lots of steps but plenty of traders offering ‘lokal lokal cold...More

Thank LeeS2044
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of all the temples that I visited on this trip, this is definitely my favourite. While it is crowded, the space there is makes it feel comfortable still. The statues carved into the mountain side was awesome. And the rice terraces on the way in...More

Thank Asperger_Singapore
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is stunning and so worth the visit. But,do be aware it is way down so there are many steep steps. I read another review saying 320! In the heat getting back up is hard work if you are not so fit or young!...More

1  Thank SunshineSeeker100
Reviewed 14 September 2018

We were staying in Ubud and this is one of the temples we were taken to by our tour from our hotel. There are quite a lot of steps down, around 300 as someone else estimated. You go past some touristy stalls on the way...More

1  Thank Mike C
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5 March 2018|
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Response from Tib18 | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure there were toilet facilities as well as stalls selling refreshments.
24 June 2017|
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Response from Randy S | Reviewed this property |
I would say one hour is enough but it does depend on your fitness. 15 minutes to go down and 15 to come up plus 30 minutes at the bottom would work. It does not leave a lot of time for pictures or to sit and relax, but it... More
24 June 2017|
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Response from Randy S | Reviewed this property |
One hour is enough. About 15 minutes down and 15 up. That leaves you a half hour at the bottom. If you take lots of pictures or want to enjoy the site you might need and extra 15 min.