Royal tombs from the 11th century
Gunung Kawi is an ancient Hindu temple complex situated on the Pakrisan River in Tampaksiering, north-east of Ubud. Access to the temple is down a flight of around 300 steps, but the rice terrace views along the way make up for it.
The complex features 10 giant statues carved into the cliff-face, thought to depict the royal family of the Udayana dynasty. Crossing a bridge at the bottom of the valley, visitors can see another group of stone monuments carved on the left side of the main temple across the river. The best time to visit Guning Kawi is early in the morning.