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One of Bali's most remarkable archaeological sites is the Gunung Kawi Temple complex. A cluster of old shrine reliefs carved onto the face of a rock cliff make up the temple. The main location looks out over the Pakerisan River, which is considered sacred. The river that flows beside the Tirta Empul Temple, a kilometer north, is the same one.
Across the river from the ancient reliefs is a temple courtyard with old Hindu shrines. You may stroll to the temple along a paved walkway that passes art galleries and small local warung food stalls. You'll be greeted with lush paddy terraces and a beautiful green valley as you down the 300 steps to the river. The entire scene sweeps you away from modernity and back in time.
The Gunung Kawi Temple complex in central Bali is made up of a cluster of ancient temples carved into the face of a rock cliff. The main location looks out over the sacred Pakerisan River, which runs through the Tirta Empul Temple a kilometer to the north. A temple courtyard across the river from the antique reliefs features historic Hindu temples in a more contemporary architectural style.
The Pejeng region of Bali is known for its archaeological sites, and Gunung Kawi Temple is a popular stopover on itineraries through the Gianyar regency's central uplands. The 300 steps down to the river, which run beside verdant paddy terraces and a lushly green valley, transport you back in time and away from modernity.
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