If you love sightseeing tour to ancient Balinese Hindu temple, don’t miss Gunung Kawi Bali! On this page, I will inform you regarding the location with map, entrance fee & opening hours.
Furthermore, most of the tourist attractions in Bali located in the southern part and central part of Bali island. On the south part of Bali, one of popular tourist attractions is Kuta Beach, while popular tourist attractions in the center part of Bali is Ubud.
During your holiday, if you are looking for places to see in Bali with white sand beaches and blue ocean, then you should visit the southern part of Bali. So, if you are looking for best place to see Balinese art and culture with the natural environment, Ubud is the right place for you to visit.
Therefore, on this page, we will write down about things to do in Ubud, and one of them is sightseeing on Balinese ancient Hindu temple.
When you have a holiday to Ubud tourist attractions, there are many things you can do. From outdoor activity such as white water rafting Bali, and among of visitor well-known as Ayung river rafting Ubud.
Beside white water rafting Bali, Ubud Bali also the best palace to see Balinese art and culture such as Ubud Kecak & Fire Dance performance and art museum. For those who like to see Balinese ancient Hindu temple at Ubud, Gunung Kawi Bali is one of best places to see in Ubud Bali.
The History of Gunung Kawi Bali
Before we write about interesting things to see in Gunung Kawi Temple Bali, it will be better if we write a bit about the history of Gunung Kawi Bali. Gunung Kawi Temple Bali is one of culture conservation as well as Ubud tourist attractions. The buildings in Gunung Kawi Temple is a Balinese Hindu shrine which built in 11 century.
At Gunung Kawi Ubud Bali, there are shrines which carved on the stone slope at the height of 8 meters with total number 10 reliquaries. The purpose of building this shrines is to worship King Udayana Warmadewa. The interpretation of intent to create Gunung Kawi shrines based on the manuscript found on Gunung Kawi Ubud Bali.
There are three group of reliquaries in Gunung Kawi Temple, first is a group of Lima shrines. It is called Lima shrines because there are five sepulchers carved on the east slope and those reliquaries face westward. This group of shrines dedicated to King Udayana and Anak Wungsu.
The second group is named Empat shrines, located on the west side of Gunung Kawi Bali. This group of shrines dedicated to mistresses of Anak Wungsu. Meanwhile, on the southwest side, there is only one shrine or called the tenth reliquary. This reliquary devoted to the prime minister on the reign of Anak Wungsu.
Location, Entrance Fee & Opening Hours
Gunung Kawi temple located at Jl. Pejeng, Tampak Siring Ubud Bali. The old temple location, near Pakerisan river, in Tampak Siring area which is at the north-east of Ubud tourist attractions. Please click on the link to see the site of Gunung Kawi temple on Google Map.
To enter this site, you need to pay Gunung Kawi temple entrance fee which is IDR 15.000 / person. Opening hours of Gunung Kawi temple for the Visitor from 07:00 am – 05:00 pm.
Every temple in Bali that you would like to enter, required for each guest to use Sarong and Shawl tie at the waist. You can buy this Sarong, or you can rent it at the ticket counter. Some temple offers free rental of Sarong + Shawl, and some are not.
To wear sarong and shawl when entering Balinese temple, represent visitor modesty and respect to the temple, so don’t forget to wear it when you have Bali sightseeing tour to ancient Balinese Hindu temple!
Gunung Kawi temple is the oldest and largest ancient landmarks monuments in Bali. The temple located at the green river valley bottom and this makes you need to climb around 272 stairs way from the ticket counter. Don’t worry, and you will not get bored when getting down the stair because surrounding area offers beautiful scenery of terrace rice field.
Is it worth to visit Gunung Kawi temple Ubud during your holiday in Bali? It will be easier for you to find the answer on Tripadvisor review. Please click the link below to get the review of the previous visitor on Gunung Kawi temple Ubud.
Balinese Ancient Hindu Temple Tour
Bali Island offer many locations to see ancient Hindu temple. Also, the ancient Hindu temple located on most of Bali area. There are three popular ancient Hindu landmarks in Ubud, and there are:
Because Ubud Bali has more than one ancient Balinese Hindu temple and many of tourist have a significant interest to see ancient Balinese Hindu temple, this creates many Bali tour & travel companies offer Bali sightseeing tour to ancient Balinese Hindu sites.
Of course, you do not have to buy Bali sightseeing tour package to see Gunung Kawi temple. You can choose other option which is finding a car rental with driver in Bali.
The fee for car rental in Bali with driver is not quite expensive. For example, the rental price for 1 MPV car with six seaters + driver + fuel is IDR 500.000 / 10 hours. In 10 hours duration, would be enough to get around Ubud Bali.