indonesia travel magazine

Tampaksiring, Gunung Kawi Temple

Tampaksiring, Gunung Kawi Temple

http://www.bali-indonesia.com/attractions/temples.htm

Click to enlarge !

Gunung-Kawi-Temple-01-800

Gunung-Kawi-01

Gunung Kawi (meaning ‘carving in the mount’) is a 10th century Hindu temple complex located in the Gianyar regency. To explore the entire site, descend the 300-step stone stairway leading to a beautiful valley where you will find ten seven-metre-high memorials carved into the rock face.

Four can be found on the west side and five on the east side of the river, while to the south across the valley lies another. According to legend, these ruined temples are the memorial shrines of the king’s concubines and his family. These days, Gunung Kawi sanctuary is still used for ritual ceremonies and locals gather periodically to offer the usual gifts and to pay homage to God, the ancient king, and his family.

Location: Tampaksiring north east of Ubud

Read also

br-01-big

Bedugul, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple

Bedugul, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple http://www.bali-indonesia.com/attractions/ulun-danu-beratan-temple.htm Click to Enlarge ! Click to Enlarge ! The Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is both a famous picturesque landmark and a significant temple complex located on the western side of the Beratan Lake in Bedugul, central Bali. The whole Bedugul area is actually a[…]

Read More »
kecak-dance-01-big

Bali, kecak dance

Bali, kecak dance Kecak Dance is the creation of a famous Balinese dancer, I Wayan Limbak, and a German painter, Walter Spies, the 1930’s. At first, these two artists fascinated by the ritual dance in which the dancers danced Sanghyang in spirit possessed conditions (trance). Sanghyang ritual itself is a[…]

Read More »