Gunung Kawi Temple is an ancient monument that was made on 11th century. Gunung Kawi temple is a perfect place for Bali day tour in order for Archeological site. The rock-cut Candi (shrines) was carved into 7 meters high hard stone of the cliff face. This shrines has function as funeral monuments. This temple also has function to appreciate the Udayana King.
Gunung Kawi Temple derives from the words “Gunung” and “Kawi”. “Gunung” means Mountain and Kawi means Sculptures. So then, Gunung Kawi means temple carved on a mountain. Our driver in Bali surely will bring you here.
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What do you think? Very beautiful isn’t it?
The location of this temple is in the middle of the rice field down the valley. Making Gunung Kawi is a must to see in your time in Bali. Gunung Kawi Temple has a lot of step stairways to get down, but also provides you with beautiful surroundings
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This temple has a beautiful shrine called Candi. We can see 5 numbers of Candi that all dedicate to Udayana dynasty like King Udayana, his wife Gunapriya Dharmapatni, and also theirs 3 son, Marakata, Airlangga and Anak Wungsu. Anak Wungsu also believe by people in Bali as represent for God of Love when he was ruled Bali. At the north Candi (east side) has the inscription says “haji lumahing jalu” which means the king made this place here. Inside the temple you may see several niches for the meditation function to the priest during Anak Wungsu dynasty.
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How to get to Gunung Kawi Temple
The location of this temple is in the village of Tampaksiring, Gianyar regency. If you depart from Ngurah Rai airport directly, it will take approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes, with the distance about 54 kilometers