Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple

About Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple

Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. Known to the locals as Pura Tirta Dawa Gunung Kawi Sebatu, this sanctuary remains off the beaten path despite its serene allure.

Situated approximately 12 km northeast of Ubud, within the charming village of Sebatu in Tegallalang, the temple welcomes you with a picturesque descent offering panoramic vistas of its sprawling complex and tranquil water gardens. A haven of tranquility, the temple’s centerpiece, Taman Suci, captivates with its solitary shrine set against a backdrop of lush hills, completing the essence of Bali’s beauty in a single frame. Stepping into the temple grounds, a cobblestone pathway leads to a mesmerizing water garden adorned with a vast pool teeming with golden carp and koi fish.

Dominating the scene is the graceful figure of Sarasvati, a revered Balinese goddess, presiding over the serene pond where visitors can engage with the amiable fishes. Venturing further north, you are greeted by verdant lawns and the imposing ‘candi bentar’ temple gates, signaling entry to the elevated grounds housing the main temple complex.

Best Time to Shoot

The best time to shoot at Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple is definitely in the morning, around 8 am – 9 am for the best lighting and to anticipate the crowd.

What to Wear For Photoshoot at Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple

As Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple is a religious site in Bali, it is essential to dress modestly and respectfully. Avoid wearing revealing clothing such as tank tops, or low-cut tops. To enter the temple, you need to were Balinese traditional sarong, you can rent the sarong at the entrances.

Entrance Fee

Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple entrance fee is IDR 15,000 per person.

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