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GUNUNG KAWI SEBATU TEMPLE (Pura Gunung Kawi Sebatu) + HOLY WATER

GUNUNG KAWI SEBATU TEMPLE

– All Details to Know About Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple –

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT GUNUNG KAWI SEBATU TEMPLE?

AWESOME ENVIRONMENT
Beautiful garden and fish ponds.
So many tree around the area.

AWESOME ATMOSPHERE
It’s located in the beautiful highland and on the natural spring.
Fresh air and the water also.

PEACEFUL PLACE
It’s located in steep forested slope.
Calm & peaceful place, you can to chill out here.

UNIQUE TEMPLE 
The temple has holy water & some ponds.
Not much temple in Bali has holy water and it’s available to be visited..

NEAR OTHER DESTINATION
It’s near to other destination such as Ubud, Tegalalang terrace, Tirta Empul temple.
You combine to visit those places.

A PATH TO GUNUNG KAWI SEBATU TEMPLE

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WHAT IS GUNUNG KAWI SEBATU TEMPLE?

DESCRIPTION:

Gunung Kawi Sebatu temple  is a beautiful garden and water temple which located in the deep steep forested slope in Gianyar, Bali. It’s established on the natural spring and supplied some pools around the temple.

Gunung Kawi Sebatu temple surrounded by forested hills, that’s why it’s so peaceful. The asphalt road to the temple is a little bit steep, but the condition is very good. This temple surrounded by high tropical trees. It’s shading the area.

Once a year, the temple has a festival. Many hindus from all over Bali island came here doing the ceremony and praying. It’s anniversary of the temple. Local people called it “Purnama Sasih Kasa” festival.

A FISH POND IN GUNUNG KAWI TEMPLE’S GARDEN

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WHEN THE BEST TIME TO VISIT GUNUNG KAWI SEBATU TEMPLE?

BEST TIME TO VISIT:

OPENING HOURS:
8.00 AM – 4.00 PM.

WEEKDAYS:
Monday – Friday.

*) Better visit on weekdays, on weekend sometime crowded by local people.

CEREMONY:
Purnama Sasih Kasa Festival
JULY 8th 2017
JUNE 28th 2018

*) It’s anniversary of the temple.

GUNUNG KAWI SEBATU TEMPLE

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*) These are the places for local who want to pray.

HOW MUCH IS GUNUNG KAWI SEBATU TEMPLE ENTRANCE FEE?

ENTRANCE FEE:
Adult : IDR 15K.
Child : IDR 7.5K.

UPDATE ENTRANCE FEE:
Adult : IDR 30K (per November 2018).
Child : IDR 15K (per November 2018).

PARKING FEE:
Car: IDR 5K.
Scooter: IDR 2K.

THE ENTRANCE FEE

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THE NEW ENTRANCE FEE

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NEW ENTRANCE TICKET

WHERE IS GUNUNG KAWI SEBATU TEMPLE LOCATED?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Sebatu, .
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Tegalalang
Regency (Kabupaten): Gianyar
Province (Provinsi): Bali

DISTANCE:
About 35 km north of Denpasar or 1 hour and 15 minutes.
About 14 km north of Ubud or 38 minutes.
About 50 km northeast of Kuta beach or 1 hour and 45 minutes.
About 50 km northeast of Ngurah Rai airport or 1 hour and 45 minutes.

MAP OF GUNUNG KAWI SEBATU TEMPLE:

HOW TO GET TO GUNUNG KAWI SEBATU TEMPLE?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is no public transport to get there.

*) For backpacker i recommend you to rent a scooter to reach this temple and use google maps as your navigator.

**) Make sure your scooter is in good condition. The asphalt road to the temple is a little bit steep, but the condition is very good.

THE HOLY NATURAL SPRING

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*) This holy pond is the location of the water source. It’s forbidden to anybody to enter this pond.

HOW IS GUNUNG KAWI SEBATU TEMPLE DRESS CODE?

PRAYING DRESS CODE:
There is a dress code for Balinese people who want to pray in holy temple. They need wearing a sarong with scarf wear on the waist. It’s a typical dress for prayer/pilgrims in whole Bali island.

VISITOR/TRAVELER DRESS CODE:
For visitor/tourist/traveler you can bring your own sarong and scarf. Otherwise you can rent sarong and scarf for free at ticket window. So, you don’t need to buy it.

*) Gunung Kawi Sebatu temple lend you colorful sarong and orange/yellow/red scarf for free.

**) This ‘Sarong’ can not use for bathing in the water temple. You need to buy a special dress for bathing or you can bring your own sarong textile for bathing.

BATHING DRESS CODE:
For visitor/tourist/traveler you can bring your own sarong for bathing. Otherwise you can buy in shops located in front of the temple.

SWIMMING DRESS CODE:
You can bring your own swimming suit. The swimming pool for men and women are separated. Also the swimming pool and the bathing pond are two different place. They positioned in different location.

*) Please don’t change the dress/clothes in the open space or holy area. You should realize this a temple, not swimming pool. You need to change the dress in the special place.

THE PONDS FOR CLEANING KARMA

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*) This water temple not only for cleaning the bad karma. But, sometime the local people visit it to make a wish to have a baby or wishing a baby in the womb become healthy and useful person. Don’t be surprised if you see a pregnant lady with the beautiful dress with her husband visit and praying here.

OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your smartphone.

RESTROOM/TOILET:
Some restroom and toilet. Better bring your own tissue.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
Some shop selling snacks.

GUNUNG KAWI SEBATU FISH POND

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THE DUCKS

THE SWANS

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*) You may feeding the carp fishes, the ducks and the swan, just pay IDR 5K only for the foods.

THE STATUES IN THE TEMPLE:

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*) I love those statue. One looks so old and the other looks so colorful. But, those are the same character actually.

SWIMMING POOL AT GUNUNG KAWI SEBATU

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*) The swimming fee is so cheap, it’s IDR 1K only. I think this price for local people who live nearby. The swimming pools separated for men and women. The water so refreshing. You should try swimming here and feel how fresh it is.

**) Better take a shower or swimming on weekdays, on weekend it’s so crowded by local people.

GUNUNG KAWI SEBATU TEMPLE

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*) It was great lost actually because i’m looking Gunung Kawi Tampaksiring temple, not Gunung Kawi Sebatu temple. But, seems it’s my destiny arrived in this beautiful place. It’s really peaceful place surrounded by many tree, beautiful gardens and pools. This place is suitable for you to chilling out with the fresh air and water. Especially if you visit on weekdays. It’s really spiritual retreat place. It can refresh your mind.

WATCH THE “GUNUNG KAWI SEBATU” TEMPLE FROM VIDEO:

SOME  ‘SEE & DO’ NEAR GUNUNG KAWI SEBATU TEMPLE:

You can combine to visit these places when you visiting Gunung Kawi Sebatu temple:

1. Tegalalang rice terrace.
2. Tirta Empul temple (Water temple).
3. Gunung Kawi Tampaksiring temple.
4. Agriculture tourism spot.

You can also check our recommended itinerary here: Day 1 itinerary.

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2 thoughts on “GUNUNG KAWI SEBATU TEMPLE (Pura Gunung Kawi Sebatu) + HOLY WATER

  1. Polina

    Family place, nice garden with lots of colourful flowers and plants. You can take wonderful pics to remember about Bali and wash your face from holly spring

    1. kunzbali Post author

      On Sunday or weekend, the Gunung Kawi Sebatu temple visited by local people. They brought their family member, the childs feed the fish, the parents relax and enjoy the atmosphere, sometime the local family eat together in the park.

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