Gunung Kawi

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Bali, Indonesia

Gunung Kawi Bali Reviews

vdimin vdimin
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Explore valley of the Kings Jun 05, 2011
Gunung Kawi is located on the outskirts of Tampaksiring, a 20 mins drive north of Ubud Bali. The best time to visit Gunung Kawi is early in the morning or late in the afternoon. When we arrived early in the morning there were only a handful of people, which was ideal for taking pictures & taking in the astonishing scenery. Entrance fee to Gunung Kawi is around Rp6000 & the friendly man at the entrance booth will lend you a sarong & a temple scarf. Then it’s time for some exercise! Here you have to descend the stairs along several souvenir shops before you reach the river Pakrisan, which divides the two rows of tombs, a small temple & the meditation caves. This is without doubt the most beautiful temple setting of central Bali with stunning rice fields & palm trees which seem to be dancing on the sounds of the river below. The temple complex including the river & the rice fields is considered sacred to the Balinese & this explains why the Balinese have put in so much effort in making this area so amazing. The 10 tombs were built in the 11th century & are surprisingly well maintained considering the weather circumstances. The tombs were carved out of the walls & are dedicated to members of the royal family. Behind the small temple you can find a couple of meditation caves, which indicates that this is a pre-Hindu place where monks & pilgrims came together to meditate. If you have some extra time to spend in this mystical place then go for a stroll to the waterfall. It’s located only 5 minutes from the 5 tombs on the left side. But be careful, it can be very slippery in the fields.
arizalahmad7 says:
Fascinating place, thanks for sharing.
Posted on: Nov 19, 2012
vdimin says:
Thks ya :)
Posted on: Sep 11, 2011
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