Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple

Gunung Kawi Sebatu Village Temple

Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple is one of the most beautiful and tranquil temple in Bali. Locally referred to as Pura Tirta Dawa Gunung Kawi Sebatu, it is surrounded on three sides by stonewalls and the fourth by a steep forested slope. This temple features verdant gardens around ponds filled with carp and blooming lotuses. The temple complex comprises a collection of ancient shrines. They are mostly surrounded by these crystal-clear water features which are fed by natural springs. At a far separate section, there are bathing pools and fountains where some locals come to bathe and shower.

The name Sebatu is said to originate from Balinese words “sauh batu” literally, to slip on rocks, and the accompanying legend tells that when the evil King Mayadenawa was fleeing one of the many battles with Indra, innocent pursuers lost their footing.

This temple is located at Sebatu Village, about 35 km north of Denpasar or 1 hour and 15 minute drive.