Gunung Kawi Temple

Saturday, March 30, 2019
By PR Corp Kayumanis

Satisfy your curiosity about Bali’s rich cultural heritage with a guided tour of Gunung Kawi Temple just out of Ubud.

With a fascinating history that dates back to the 11th century, Gunung Kawi Temple in Tampaksiring, Gianyar is an ancient funerary complex on the banks of a small flowing river. It features a collection of 10 towering shrines housed within sheltered niches that have been carved into a cliff face. The funeral monuments are believed to be dedicated to the mighty King Anak Wungsu of the Udayana dynasty and his favourite queens.

Often referred to as the “valley of the kings”, the site is accessed via a steep set of stairs. It was once the inner sanctum of priestly guardians who would go into trance and pass on advice from to the living from the long-dead and defied king. These days, Gunung Kawi Temple attracts followers of the Hindu faith who come to pray and meditate, particularly on nights of the full moon,

If you would like to arrange a visit to Gunung Kawi Temple, please contact us at Our team can even tailor a personalised excursion that includes other site of interest in the immediate Ubud area.

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