To clarify if you love sightseeing tours to ancient Balinese Hindu temple, don’t miss Gunung Kawi Bali! Therefore, on this page, I will inform you regarding the history, location with map, entrance fee & opening hours.
Area Of Tourist Attractions in Bali
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 the popular tourist attractions in 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 the 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 the 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.
Besides 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.
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Gunung Kawi Temple Ubud Bali
Above all, For those who like to see the Balinese ancient Hindu temple, Gunung Kawi temple Ubud Bali is one of the best Hindu temples to see in Bali. For your information, Gunung Kawi temple sometime calls Mount Kawi.
Due Gunung is a Balinese word and means mount in English. Before we write about exciting things to see in Gunung Kawi Temple Bali, it will be better if we write a bit about the history of Gunung Kawi Bali.
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The History Of Mount Kawi
Gunung Kawi Temple Bali is one of the 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 groups of reliquaries in Gunung Kawi Temple, first is a group of Lima shrines. It 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. So this reliquary devoted to the prime minister on the reign of Anak Wungsu.
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Address & Location Map Mount Kawi
Gunung Kawi temple located at Jl. Pejeng, Tampak Siring Ubud Bali. The old temple location, near the Pakerisan river, in the 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.
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Gunung Kawi Temple Entrance fee
To enter this site, you need to pay the Gunung Kawi temple entrance fee. Below is the entrance fee for Mount Kawi temple Bali.
|Domestic Tourist||IDR 30,000/person|
|International Tourist||IDR 50,000/person|
The admission ticket includes the scarf and sarong that you have to wear to enter the Gunung Kawi temple.
Pura Gunung Kawi Bali Opening Hours
Opening hours of Gunung Kawi temple for the Visitor from 08:00 – 18:00. Most visitors spend 1 hour 30 minutes at Mount Kawi temple.
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Gunung Kawi Temple Dress Code
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.
When visitors wear Sarong and shawl when entering the Balinese temple, it represents visitor modesty and respect to the temple. So don’t forget to wear it when you have a Bali sightseeing tour to the ancient Balinese Hindu temple!
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Gunung Kawi Temple Steps
Gunung Kawi temple is the oldest and largest ancient landmark 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 the surrounding area offers beautiful scenery of the terrace rice field, rivers, and trees.
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Is it worth to visit Gunung Kawi temple?
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 the Tripadvisor review. Please click the link below to get the analysis of the previous visitor on Gunung Kawi temple Ubud.
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Balinese Ancient Hindu Temple Tour
To clarify, Bali Island offers many locations to see an ancient Hindu temple. Also, the ancient Hindu temple located on most of Bali area. Above all, there are three famous ancient Hindu landmarks in Ubud, and there are:
- Goa Gajah Temple.
- Gunung Kawi Temple.
- Tirta Empul Temple.
Because Ubud Bali has more than one ancient Balinese Hindu temple and many tourists have a significant interest in seeing the ancient Balinese Hindu temple. Therefore, it creates many Bali tour & travel companies offer Bali sightseeing tours to ancient Balinese Hindu sites.
Other Transportation Option
Of course, you do not have to buy the Bali sightseeing tour package to see Gunung Kawi temple. You can choose another option, which is finding a car rental with a driver in Bali or rent a scooter.
That is to say, the fee for car rental in Bali with the driver is not quite expensive. For example, the rental price for 1 MPV car with six seaters + driver + fuel is IDR 600.000 / 10 hours. In 10 hours duration, it would be enough to get around Ubud Bali.
on the other hand, if you are confident to ride a scooter in Bali, you can find a motorbike rental services in Bali. Meanwhile, A scooter rental price in Bali around IDR 100,000/24 hours usage without fuel.
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Yes, it’s possible! From central Ubud to Gunung Kawi temple will take around 40 minutes to ride with 15 kilometers travel distance. Please remember to wear a helmet and always bring your international driving license.
If you are in good shape, 15-minute steps down the stairs and 20 minutes climb up the stairs and 25 minutes for temple exploration. However, if you love to take pictures around the temple, 1 hour will not be enough.
If you want to visit the temple with less crowd, than morning around 08:30 is the best time to visit the Gunung Kawi temple.
The toilet is accessible near the parking area. For drinks, there are many food stalls before you step down the stair into the temple area.