Home / Articles / Interesting Places / Gunung Kawi Rocky Temple

Gunung Kawi Rocky Temple

Gunung Kawi Rocky Temple is located at Tampaksiring village at the cross road to Tirta Empul. From this cross road you go down a small path toward Pakerisan River about a quarter of an hour on foot and you get to Gunung Kawi. 34 kilometers from Denpasar. In the bottom of this lush green valley is one of Bali's oldest and largest ancient monuments. Gunung Kawi consists of 10 rock-cut Candi (shrines): memorials cut out of the rock face in imitation of actual statues. They stand in 7m/23ft-high sheltered niches cut into the sheer cliff face.

A solitary Candi stands about a kilometer further down the valley to the south; this is reached by a trek trough the rice paddies on the western side of the river. Each Candi is believed to be a memorial to a member of the 11th century Balinese royalty, but little is known for certain. Legend relate that the whole group of memorials was carved out of the rock face in one hard-working night by the mighty fingernails of Kebo Iwa. On theory is that the whole complex is dedicated to Anak Wungsu, his wives, concubines and in the case of the remote 10th Candi, to a royal minister.

Articles for Interesting Places

wood carving, bali, mas village

Gianyar Regency

Ubud is a big village with 13 banjar (smaller group - part of village) and 6 traditional villages. By located at 300meters above sea level, Ubud has a...

Last updated 2 years ago

neka art museum, neka museum, sightseeing bali, visiting bali

Ubud Bali Museum

Museums address at Ubud Village Bali: Neka Art Museum, Arma Museum, Antonio Blanco Museum, Museum Puri Lukisan and Museum Rudana...

Last updated 2 years ago

sanur beach, denpasar, bali

Denpasar City

Bali Interesting Places, Denpasar city is the main city of Bali, visit Sanur Beach and enjoy the morning light...

Last updated 2 years ago

tihingan village, balinese music, klungkung regency

Klungkung Regency Bali

Klungkung, meaning happiness or beauty is Balis smallest regency. It is situated on the south- eastern coast of Bali and includes the island of Nusa P...

Last updated 2 years ago

celuk gold and silver, celuk village, celuk bali

Celuk Village

Celuk Village is a Bali Silver and Gold Carving that located in the Sukawati district of the Gianyer regency, its about one hours drive from Sanur or ...

Last updated 2 years ago

Brahma Vihara, Arama Temple, bali buddhist temple

Buddhist Monastery Bali

Brahmavira Arama Buddhist Monastery is the perfect place for a serene Buddhist Monastery in Bali. Buddhist Monastery Bali located at Tegehe hamlet, th...

Last updated 2 years ago

uluwatu, temple, view

Uluwatu Temple Bali

Uluwatu Temple is located on the very step valley on the west of Pecatu Village, in the district of Kuta, Badung Regency, about 30 km from Denpasar. I...

Last updated 2 years ago

singaraja, waterfall, gitgit, bali

Gitgit Waterfall

Gitgit waterfall is the most interesting places located at Munduk Village Singaraja Bali with 40 meters waterfall is quite pretty, and a great place f...

Last updated 2 years ago

lovina, beach, sunset, singaraja

Lovina Beach

Lovina Beach is located at Singaraja, Buleleng Regency (North Bali), Lovina area is becoming the center of tourism activities in north part of Bali an...

Last updated 2 years ago

maduwe karang temple view, bali, temple

Maduwe Karang Temple

Pura Meduwe Karang at Kubutambahan, 11 km east of Singaraja and 300m west of the junction with the Kintamani road....

Last updated 2 years ago

rambut siwi temple, bali, temples

Rambut Siwi Temple

The temple is located at the east of Yeh Embang Village, Mendoyo District, Jembrana Regency. It is about 10 km from Negara and can be reached by any c...

Last updated 2 years ago

tirta gangga temple view

Tirta Gangga

Tirta Gangga royal water garden are composed mainly of water, gardens and sculptures. It is situated in the middle of rice field around the natural sp...

Last updated 2 years ago

holy spring temple, bali temples

Tirta Empul

It is about 36 km from the city of Denpasar, in Tampak Siring district, Gianyar regency. The roads are good and paved can be reached by any cars....

Last updated 2 years ago

kamasan wayang painting, kertha gosa, bali

Kertha Gosa

Kertha Gosa was building/place for solving problem concerning with a security, prosperity, and a justice of the kingdom of Bali....

Last updated 2 years ago

sebatu temple view at tegallalang

Sebatu Temple

Gunung Kawi Sebatu Tegallalang temple located around 40 kilometers from the main city Denpasar. Here is one of Balis prettiest temples called Gunung K...

Last updated 2 years ago

banjar hot spring, bali interesting places

Banjar Hot Spring

Banjar Hot Spring is located at Banjar village, Banjar district, Buleleng regency, about 1,5 kilometers from Banjar junction and 10 kilometers from th...

Last updated 2 years ago

diving at menjangan island

Menjangan Island

Menjangan Island popular is diving site in Bali due its fine and preserved corals and rich aquatic animals, turquoise clear water, and very calms sea....

Last updated 2 years ago

alas kedaton temple view

Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest

Historical and Religious Backgrounds of the Temple, it is the fact that Dalem Kahyangan Kedaton Temples is an old temple, proved by the archeological ...

Last updated 2 years ago

traditional house at tenganan village

Tenganan Pegringsingan

Tenganan Pegeringsingan is one of the most conservative village of the Bali Age Original Balinese, this is a walled village....

Last updated 2 years ago

bedugul botanical garden view

Bedugul Botanical Garden

Read more about Bedugul Botanical Garden that is officially known as Kebun Raya Eka Karya Bali...

Last updated 2 years ago

gapura candi bentar view at taman ayun temple

Taman Ayun Temple

Taman Ayun Temple is one of the heritance from the empire of Mengwi. This Temple designed by Balinese architecture....

Last updated 2 years ago

ulun danu temple view

Ulun Danu Temple

Ulun Danu Temple is one of the tour visits when a sightseeing tour is organized to visit Bedugul mountain resort or Singaraja tour...

Last updated 2 years ago

tanah lot temple view

Tanah Lot Temple

The spectacular located Tanah Lot is possibly the best known and most photographed temple on Bali, the tourist crowed here are phenomenal especially ...

Last updated 2 years ago

bajra sandhi monument at renon denpasar

Bajra Sandhi Monument

Bajra Sandhi Monument of Balinese People Struggles is located at Denpasar city and will take about 40 minutes from Ngurah Rai airport...

Last updated 2 years ago

ubud monkey forest, honeymoon package bali, ubud tour

Bukit Sari Temple (Sangeh)

Bukit Sari Temple is Holy Monkey forest temple, Sangeh, and 14 hectares homogenous Pala (nutmeg) forest, in habited by hundreds of tame monkeys....

Last updated 2 years ago

goa gajah, gianyar, bali tour

Elephant Cave (Goa Gajah)

The name Goa Gajah ( English = Elephant Cave ) was probably derived from a name mentioned in a scripture called Negara Kertagama written during the re...

Last updated 2 years ago

asah mountain, karangasem bali, bali tour

Karangasem Regency

During the 18th and 19th centuries, Karangasem was the most powerful kingdom in Bali but in the middle of the 19th Century, it become a vassal of Lomb...

Last updated 2 years ago

Ulun danu temple, beratan lake, honeymoon package bali

Tabanan Regency

The main attraction in Tabanan is Tanah Lot, a famous seaside temple, though many black-sand beaches are also being developed for tourismWith mountain...

Last updated 2 years ago

sanur beach, bali tour, bali beach

Must Visit in Denpasar City

Le Mayeur Museum, From many other attractive things about Sanur that have invite many tourist come to this beautiful village, there is one interesti...

Last updated 2 years ago

Articles by Category

Bali Local Attractions

The main tourist attractions in Bali are the beaches such us Kuta beach, Sanur beach, Dream Beach and others. Herewith we provide other local attractions in Bali for

Bali News

12 pages

Bali Travel Tips | General Information

Bali Suta provide Bali general information to complete your information about traveling to Bali island and must know or travel tips.

Bali Temple Ceremony | Calendar of Event

We provide calendar of events feature Bali temple festival such us Galungan and Kuningan Day, Nyepi Day and other ceremonies

Email us for more information

Our Services

Transportations, Tours Adventure and Sightseeing

image of adventures

Adventures

Here you can find the fun activities in Bali such as sightseeing bali, tour adventure, water activities, petting the animals and many other

image of packages

Packages

We provide special Bali tour packages to visiting some interesting places in Bali and enjoy the power of Bali Island.

image of transportation

Transportation

Complete transportation service in Bali starting from Ngurah Rai Airport to your hotel in Bali or Lembongan island and Gilis island

Articles

About Bali, local attractions, interesting places and news

Bali Attractions

See more, up to 5 articles list

The main tourist attractions in Bali are the beaches such us Kuta beach, Sanur beach, Dream Beach and others. Herewith we provide other local attractions in Bali for

Bali News

See more, up to 12 articles list

Bali Suta provide Bali general information to complete your information about traveling to Bali island and must know or travel tips.

Bali Temple Ceremony

See more, up to 89 articles list

We provide calendar of events feature Bali temple festival such us Galungan and Kuningan Day, Nyepi Day and other ceremonies

Interesting Places

See more, up to 30 articles list

Bali suta provide Bali travel guide review of Bali interesting places and top destination for sightseeing Bali.

Where to Stay?

The popular city in Bali for your stay

Munduk Hotels

Up to 6 hotels list

Stay at Singaraja Bali, we provide best price for Munduk Hotels north Bali such us Atres Villas, Munduk Sari Villas, Kasan Green Hill Villas, Munduk Moding Plantatio

Lembongan Hotels

Up to 21 hotels list

Stay at Nusa Lembongan that have a good places for surfing, diving and snorkeling, with abundant marine life and healthy coral.

Seminyak Villas

Up to 41 hotels list

Located north of Kuta and Legian, Seminyak is residental arean in Bali that very popular with resident expatriates and land and accommodation prices are amongst the

Ubud Hotels

Up to 52 hotels list

Regarded as the cultural centre, Ubud with fourteen traditional villages is a town in central Bali. Ubud is famous as an arts and crafts hub and much of the town and

Candidasa Area

Up to 14 hotels list

Candidasa is a part of Karangasem Regency, Eastern Bali that located at about 2 hours drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Candidasa is a seaside town on the

Jimbaran Hotels

Up to 12 hotels list

Jimbaran is located at south of the Airport Ngurah Rai and Kuta that is now home to several world class 5 star beach resorts and also little in the way of budget ac

Nusa Dua Hotels

Up to 10 hotels list

Nusa Dua is an enclave of high end hotels, peninsula in south Bali. Nusa Dua is part of Badung Regency that located at about 1 hours drive from Ngurah Rai Airport, s

Kuta Hotels

Up to 29 hotels list

Kuta Bali is known as the best tourism resort area on the island of Bali in Indonesia with a long broad indian ocean beachfront and was originally discovered by tour

Sanur Hotels

Up to 28 hotels list

In Sanur Bali you can find easy the luxury resorts and hotels that equipped with convention facilities, swimming pools, restaurant, night clubs and the hotels with b

Lovina Hotels

Up to 7 hotels list

Stay in lovina Beach with black sandys is a safe and perfect place for swimming and snorkelling and find easy various types of accommodation available there, ranging

Check Shuttle Prices

Top Searched Tours

Showing top searched tours, adventure and transportation.

ubud village, local peoples, bali moon bike

Bali Moon Bike - Half Day Ubud Village Bikes Tour

Ubud Village 2 - 3 hours (Flexible)

kayaking, starfish, lembongan package

Starfish Package Lembongan Island Tour

Lembongan Island 6 hours (Full Day)

sanur jetty, lembongan fast cruises, sari nusa

Lembongan Fast Cruises - Public Speed Boats

Sanur 30 minutes (Sessional)

luxury sailing cruise bali
bali charter, katana

Car Rental In Bali With Self Drive | Bali Car Rentals

For Bali area 24 hours (Flexible)

fun tubing tour, penet river, bio

Tubing at Penet River Sangeh Bali

Penet River 3 hours (Half Day)

bali camel adventure, camel safari at kelan beach

Ride a Camel in Bali With Beautiful Sunset View

Kelan Beach 5 hours (Evening)

super scoot vessel, scoot fast boat
ecology education, bali trekking tour

Bali Education Jungle Ecology Trekking Tour

Bedugul Village 8 hours (Full Day)

balinese farmer equipments

Subak Bali Half Day Tour

Tabanan Regency 8 - 10 hours (Full Day)

mount agung sunrise view
downhill cycling tour, bali on bike

Kintamani Downhill Cycling package by Bali on Bike Tour

Kintamani to Ubud 3 hours (Half Day)

scoot fast cruises, fast boat, lembongan
nusa dua fishing programs

Nusa Dua Fishing Tour Programs

Tanjung Benoa Nusa Dua 3 - 5 hours (Morning)

lembongan island, island tour, tour package

Exploring the Exotic Lembongan Island in One Full Day

Lembongan Island 8 - 10 hours (Full Day)

batur natural hot spring, batur tour, honeymoon package bali

Bali Honeymoon 10 Nights Tour Package

Bali 2 - 10 hours (Flexible)

bakas elephant tours, bakas village bali, elephant tour bali, bakas elephant tour

Bakas Elephant Tour Bali | Explore The Natural Scenery of Bali

Bakas Village Bali 15 - 60 minutes (Flexible)

rolling donnut, water sports, batara tanjung benoa

Batara Water Sports - Tanjung Benoa Nusa Dua

Tanjung Benoa Nusa Dua 1 - 6 hours (Flexible)

narooma boat

Island Getaway - Narooma Fast Boat to Gili Islands

Serangan Harbour 75 - 90 minutes (Sessional)

bali fun dive, nusa dua, bmr bali watersports

The most exciting dive trip in Bali with BMR Watersports

Tanjung Benoa Nusa Dua 30 - 120 minutes (Flexible)

vip, arrival service, ngurah rai airport

Bali Airport Fast Track Arrival Service

Ngurah Rai Airport 20 - 60 minutes (Flexible)

dinner, seafood dinner, bali, restaurant
lembongan island view with bali fun ship

Day Cruises Program by Island Explorer Cruises

Lembongan Island 8 hours (Full Day)

tegenungan, waterfall

Bali 2 Days Vacation Package

Bali 2 - 10 hours (Flexible)

quad adventure, ubud village, jungle track

Ride your Quad through different types of authentic Bali terrain in Ubud

Kerta Village Payangan Ubud 3 - 6 hours (Full Day)

crystal bay, nusa penida island
ubud cycling tour, ubud village

Bali Village Cycling Tour with custom track

Ubud or Sanur 2 - 3 hours (Flexible)

beach kayaking, lembongan, secret island
bali hai, dolphin cruise, bali cruise
sailing cruise, catamaran cruise, nusa penida cruise
west bali, national park

Bali West National Park Tour Package

Bali 2 - 10 hours (Flexible)

seafood, jimbaran, dinner, bali

King Crab Denas Cafe | Jimbaran Beach Dinner Package

Jimbaran Bay 1 - 3 hours (Flexible)

bali international rafting, club aqua, telaga waja river

Bali International Rafting at Telaga Waha River

Telaga Waja River 2 hours (Half Day)

bounty vessel, lembongan day cruise

Payment Options

paypal logo
mandiri bank logo
bri bank logo
bca bank logo