Gunung Kawi water temple

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Sebatu village, Ubud, Indonesia

Gunung Kawi water temple Ubud Reviews

andrejav andrejav
751 reviews
Gunung Kawi Jul 20, 2013
Gunung Kawi is one of the nicest temple complexes I have seen. It is simple and beautiful, surrounded with the old rice terraces and follows nice river canyon. Going down the steep path you come across many small shops trying to sell you stuff made of coconuts, bone and other beautiful Bali art. Do not buy the sarongs or belts because you will get them for free at the door. Entrance is very picturesque with the path cutting into the rock and entering through stone gates to the plate with shrines carved into the rock face. Crossing the river, small bridge gives incredible view of the water gushing through the rocks and deep forest. Other side of the river has more shrines and excellent temples cut into the rock. There are few paths that you should take aside of the tours. Small path will take you down the river to the nice square temple surrounded with the caves. You are also free to enter all housings that you encounter.
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ratu ratu
120 reviews
One of the best Aug 15, 2009
Gunung Kawi is a teple located at the north of Ubud, and Aioh's fabourite, because you're allowed to come in the temple not like many of them that are just a photograpic spot for the non Induists.

This temple is a little bit different.

For reaching the temple you have to cross a crowded street full of shops selling you Sarongs and ....

Once you reach the entrance you have to take a sarong and a belt (paying a tip)

You have to descend a lot of stairs surrounded rice fields and a few shops more and finally you arrive at the river where you can see the Temple and come in! Also you can see 10 rock-cut candi (shrines) carved into the cliff face. They stand in 7m-high (23ft-high) sheltered niches cut into the sheer cliff face. These monuments are thought to be dedicated to King Anak Wungsu of the Udayana dynasty and his favourite queens. Also a big well and can reach easily the river
The way to
Surrounded by rice paddies
Cute children
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ratu says:
Alo me, I read it on the Wikipedia, ha ha ha
Posted on: Aug 26, 2009
bagusferriyanto says:
i dont even know the history of this place..and how high they are...

i wonder...
Posted on: Aug 26, 2009
ary_tyas ary_tyas
35 reviews
one of the 7 top location to see in Ubud Jan 17, 2009
This total hidden water temple located at Sebatu Village Ubud area. On the way to this temple y might pass also the famous rice terace pujung. Donation to pay is up to visitor just to keep the temple in order.

Took about 30 minute from Ubud market or palace by private taxi or publick transport. Better to pay one day trip tour and include this area on the way to Kintamani (mount batur and lake batur). If only want to see this place you can also rent Motorbike for 30.000Rp/day (its about 2US$)/day including insurance. Cheapest than taxi driver --LOL--

(under constraction)
one of statue details from temple
so many beautiful details
old entre door
saraswati godess statue
ratu says:
Yeah I saw it on the south east

Posted on: Jun 17, 2009
ary_tyas says:
NO dear, its close to ubud!! trust me ;-)
Posted on: Jun 17, 2009
ratu says:
But it's on the way of Kintamani

Far away from Ubud...
Posted on: Jun 16, 2009

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