Historical Tourism Area, Mount Kawi Temple

31/07/2020 20:47

If you've often been to Bali, you must know that most popular of the tourist attractions in Bali, located in the southern and central parts of Bali such as Kuta Beach and Ubud. If you have never been to Bali and have a plan to visit the white sandy beaches, you can visit south Bali, but if you are looking for the best place to see Balinese art and culture with a natural environment, Ubud is the right place for you to visit.


Therefore, on this page, it has been written about things to do while you on vacation in Ubud. One of them is the ancient Balinese Hindu temple on Kawi Mountain.




To avoid misleading, Kawi Mountain in Bali Island is not a mountain tourism place like the Kintamani tourism area. Mount Kawi is an object of cultural heritage with the main attraction on the ancient relics of sculpted temples in the rock cliffs. For those of you who like to see the ancient Hindu temples, Mount Kawi Ubud temple is one of the best Hindu temples to see in Bali. It would be better if you knew a little about the history of Mount Kawi Bali.


History of Mount Kawi Temple

In the history that records the kings in Bali, King Udayana had an empress from Java named Gunapriya Dharmapathi. The king, who was a descendant of Sri Kesariwarmmadewa, ruled so wisely that he was very famous in his time. King Udayana had 3 children namely Airlangga, Marakata, and Wungsu. Airlangga was the oldest son who moved to the Kingdom of Kediri and was appointed by the king to replace his grandfather Mpu Sendok.




After Raja Udayana died, Marakata the second child was appointed to be the king. Then the royal throne was handed down by his younger brother, the Wungsu. Mount Kawi Temple was built by Marakata as a place to worship the spirit of Raja Udayana's father. On the cliff wall at the Mount Kawi Temple site, there is an overdraft which is considered as Buddhist monk's hermitage. 




Location and Accessibility

The beautiful view of the rice fields that stretches becomes a soul-soothing friend. Green rice looks very refreshing and the cool mountain air could reduce your tire. There are 10 temples scattered in several locations in Mount Kawi Temple. Five temples on the east side of the Pakerisan River (the main part of the Mount Kawi Temple) and 5 more temples on the west side of the river. 


You can visit the Mount Kawi Temple in Banjar Penaka, Tampaksiring Village, Tampaksiring District, Gianyar Regency, Bali. It’s about 40 km from Denpasar city, it could be reached by car or motorcycle for about 1 hour driving.


For your information, every temple in Bali has its own rules. Every guest must use a sarong and a scarf tied. You can buy a shawl and a sarong, or you can rent it at the ticket area. Some of the temples in Bali Island provide free sarongs and scarves.

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