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Gunung Kawi Temple Sebatu

Gunung Kawi temple, temple and bathing pond overlook in Sebatu, Bali - Indonesia - Bali Hello Travel

Gunung Kawi temple, temple and bathing pond overlook in Sebatu, Bali – Indonesia – Bali Hello Travel

Gunung Kawi Sebatu is a sacred area with the Hindu temples surrounded by the fish pond and appointed as a place for to purify the body from evil influences. In addition to this, there are other Gunung Kawi in Gianyar Regency such as Gunung Kawi at Tampak Siring and Gunung Kawi Babirta which have its own charm. This Gunung Kawi temple is located at Sebatu Village, Tegalalang District and Gianyar Regency. It is about 40 km from Denpasar City or 21 km from Gianyar Town, or approximately 12km northeast from the main Ubud.  This temple can be visited from Peliatan Village or Tampak Siring through a beautiful expanse of rice field, pass the village that have beautiful crafts especially the works of sculptures. Gunung Kawi Sebatu has big water resources that flows through the fountain located close to the temple. Except for agriculture purpose, the water is also able to meet the people needs of drink waters.

In the story said that at the time of the reign of Mayadenawa King, a ruthless king which is not believe with the god that this place that this place is the escape path for Mayadenawa King together with his followers to Taro Village. The escape process is occurring after a desperate position in a battle against the Gods at Besakih Village. Because of fear to the Gods and the people who pursue him, so they scuttled and slipped between the rocks. (sauh di Batu). Aware of innocent people in danger, then Lord Vishnu give the source of life for those innocent people in form of holy water. As the attitude expression from the people, then this place was built a temple as a shrine to worship to Lord Vishnu which is now known as Gunung Kawi Sebatu which is completed by several fountains includes holy water, shower etc.

We don’t find much the public facilities for tourist yet, except the drinks and food stalls. The visit to Gunung Kawi Sebatu is slowdown increasing especially on the day time as a stopover point on the trip to Pujung Village. The visitor can enjoy the beautiful panorama of nature at this place.

Sebatu Village has been long known by the tourists because it produces the high quality sculptures and shows the attractive local style. Sebatu and Pujung Village have the artists or the highly talented sculptors those are producing the wooden sculptures and other quality souvenirs. The artist at Pujung Vilage also shows their works with their own style, that way there is no any surprise that the visitors are continuously increase to come from year to year.

Approaching the temple from the main Jalan Raya Tegallalang road, a small and winding descent approaches the temple, where you can easily have a bird’s eye view of the whole complex and its water gardens. The temple is a refreshing stopover, profuse with water features, and one of the main highlights is the tranquil setting of one of its singular shrines known as the Taman Suci, which is next to a large rectangular pond with a dense green hillside as a backdrop – perfect for photographers to grab that picture-postcard shot.

But before reaching the northwest corner where Taman Suci and the main Gunung Kawi Sebatu temple grounds are located, you will have to don the customary sash around your waist which you can borrow at the ticket booth. A few steps along the cobble path you will instantly enjoy a full water garden, a large pool where golden carp are kept. A figure of the goddess Sarasvati is its centrepiece, together with a ‘floating’ Wantilan hall from which you can feed the fish. On the other rights side of the floating house, we can find public pool, where local people who live around come for bathing during afternoon time. The entrace fee for this temple is Rp 15.000 / persons (adult)

The following are photos of Gunung Kawi temple in Sebatu village, Bali-Indonesia

Gunung Kawi temple, stairs to the temple area, in Sebatu village, Bali - Indonesia - Bali Hello Travel

Gunung Kawi temple, stairs to the temple area and peacocks, in Sebatu village, Bali – Indonesia – Bali Hello Travel

Gunung kawi temple, sebatu-Bali Hello Travel

Gunung kawi temple, sebatu – Bali Hello Travel

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Gunung Kawi temple, temple main entrance and middle yard, in Sebatu, Bali – Indonesia – Bali Hello Travel

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Gunung Kawi temple, temple with mountain view in Sebatu, Bali – Indonesia – Bali Hello Travel

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Gunung Kawi temple holy bathing pond in Sebatu, Bali – Indonesia – Bali Hello Travel

Gunung Kawi temple, fresh holy water fountains, in Sebatu village, Bali - Indonesia - Bali Hello Travel

Gunung Kawi temple, fresh holy water fountains, in Sebatu village, Bali – Indonesia – Bali Hello Travel

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Gunung Kawi temple, sign of the temple in Sebatu village, Bali – Indonesia – Bali Hello Travel

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Gunung Kawi temple, Beautiful Holy spring water temple in Sebatu village, Bali – Indonesia – Bali Hello Travel

Gunung Kawi temple in Sebatu, Bali - Indonesia - Bali Hello Travel

Gunung Kawi temple in Sebatu, Bali – Indonesia – Bali Hello Travel

Gunung Kawi temple, feeding fish at the pond in Sebatu, Bali - Indonesia - Bali Hello Travel

Gunung Kawi temple, feeding fish at the pond in Sebatu, Bali – Indonesia – Bali Hello Travel

Gunung Kawi temple, public bathing pond in Sebatu village, Bali - Indonesia - Bali Hello Travel

Gunung Kawi temple, public bathing pond in Sebatu village, Bali – Indonesia – Bali Hello Travel

Gunung kawi temple, sebatu-Bali Hello Travel

Gunung kawi temple, sebatu – Bali Hello Travel