Gunung Kawi Temple of Tampaksiring, Ubud, Bali

By: Bagus Negara
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There are so many things to do in Ubud. They are becoming the icon and the culture center of Hinduism in Bali. Some of them are in the form of natural elements that are beautiful. There are also some carving art and so many amount of Pura that are having amazing architecture. It is so true if one of the tourism organizations called Ubud as the heaven on earth. Speaking about Ubud and the location around, Gunung Kawi Temple is the right options to top things to do in bali on your list while visiting Bali.

Gunung Kawi Temple Location
Gunung Kawi Temple is located in the Tampaksiring village. It is only takes an hour of travel by the vehicle. It is about 40 kilometers from Denpasar. This village is located near Ubud which is already well known all around the world. It is very easy to find the place. However you have to pay attention about the detail along the way of Tampaksiring. It happens because there is only a single road mark that is used to direct Gunung Kawi Temple location. You will never lose if you are asking to the surround society. In the Ubud area, there are two Pura which is called as Gunung Kawi. One of them is Gunung Kawi Temple of Sebatu which is also beautiful as well. [Go To Map]

History of Gunung Kawi Temple

Gunung Kawi Temple is built in the century of 11AD. It is the era when Bali is led by a king called Udayana from Warmadewa dynasty, he came from Sriwijaya. Gunung Kawi Temple is believed to be the place of king’s tomb of Bali. It is also used to be the symbol of the king at that time. This temple ten found again by the archeology team of Holland in the year of 1920. The other version said that this temple is made by Kebo Iwa. He is the advisor of Bali kingdom. It is issued that he built this temple by using his nail in a day. Of course these stories need to be clarified and inspected later.

Everything about Gunung Kawi Temple

Gunung Kawi means “Mountain” and “Kawi=Carved”, because Gunung Kawi temple is carved in the high hills which formed like a mountain. This temple is not only a carving in the wall of the cliff. It has large sized area of temple which is very huge. It starts from the stairs up to the temple and the main temple. The area of the temple is split by the Pakerisan River viagra et prix. It makes the carved temple appear facing each other. The size is pretty huge. It has 10 meters of height and 30 meters of width.

Path to gunung kawi temple bali

The Scenery of Gunung Kawi Temple

To enter the area of Gunung Kawi Temple, you just need to go down through some stairs. With the large sized rice field around, you can realize how beautiful is the right and left side of the temple. It the center part of the temple, there is Pakerisan River with its clear and pure water. It makes the atmosphere around is very comfortable, peaceful and also fun as well.

beautiful gunung kawi temple in bali

gunung kawi temple across the river

gunung kawi temple in bali

There are some things about Gunung Kawi temple in Tampaksiring. You can come to enjoy the architecture of 11 century. Do not forget to visit the other location near Ubud. They are Pura Tirta Empul that has 2 km of range. Have a good Travelling and enjoy Bali.

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