Our trip to Gunung Kawi temple.
Gunung Kawi is an 11th century funerary and temple complex, one of the most unique archeological sites in Bali. It is spread across two sides of the Pakerisan River and comprises a collection of ancient shrine reliefs carved into the face of a rock cliff. These funeral monuments are believed to be dedicated to Anak Wungsu of Udayana dynasty and his queens.
On the east side there are five temples that are dedicated, according to one theory, to King Udayana, his queen Mahendradatta and their sons Airlanga, Anak Wungsu, and Marakata. The temples on the west side are dedicated, according to the same theory, to the king’s minor queens or concubines.
photos by Soul Kitchen