Only 20 minutes drive from main of Ubud, that is spread across either side of the Pakerisan river. It comprises 10 rock-cut candi (shrines) that are carved into some 7-metre-high (23 ft). Gunung Kawi is an 11th-century temple and funerary complex in Tampaksiring
Legends of the memorials was carved out of the rock face in one hard-working night by the mighty fingernails of Kebo Iwa. Sheltered niches of the sheer cliff face. These funeral monuments according to one theory are thought to be dedicated to King Anak Wungsu of the Udayana dynasty. On the east side there are five temples that are dedicated to King Udayana, his queen Mahendradatta, and their sons Airlanga, Anak Wungsu, and Marakata. The temples on the west side are dedicated, to the king’s minor queens or concubines.
If you wander between monuments, temples, offerings, streams and fountains, you can’t help but feel a certain ancient majesty in this place. On the northern outskirts of town, a sign points east off the main road to Gunung Kawi and its ancient monuments. From the end of the access road, a steep, stone stairway leads down to the river,
. Places of interest nearby :
|The Lion Dance||Rice Terrace||Monkey Forest|