Pura Gunung Kawi Temple Tampaksiring is located in Tampaksiring Area and not far from the Palace, the site of the archaic area of Tampaksiring mount kawi really broadly divided in two and separated by the River at Pakerisan River, as from found in 1920, this heritage keep on and note, there are two gorge, there are five temples in the gorge to the East and four temples in the gorge to the West and also a place to meditate.
In the southeast corner is also found some pit place meditation, temples on a gorge next to the West known as the graveyard of X and at the front of found writings with letter Kediri. As mentioned in the Temple Mount Kawi built by King Marakatapangkaja and completed by King Anak Wungsu. gorge climbing another temple outside found berrelief area of Mount Kawi is in Kerobokan, reorientation and integration, and Nail Jukut (Singakerta, Ubud). Mount Kawi is also open to tourists.
After passing through the Gate and stairs on the side of 315 River is a river which at Pakerisan River has a really high historic value, is located the complex of the Temple Mount Kawi. Tourism object this includes region 40 km from Tampaksiring Denpasar. Regarding the name of Mount Kawi is not known with certitude from the beginning. Etymologically, however, is said to be derived from the word Gunung Kawi and, which means mountain is a mountainous and Kawi means sculpture. So the point is located in the mountains of sculpture or padas of coral. According to the history of the King – King who ruled in Bali’s most famous work is the Warmadewa Dynasty. King Udayana was a dynasty and he was the son of Queen raised the child by Campa Warmadewa. After the marriage of Udayana with adult Daughter named Java Gunapriya Dharma Patni. This lowering of the marriage and son Erlangga Wungsu.
Eventually after Erlangga died in 1041, authority in East Java province was divided in two. Buddhist priest named Masters sent to Bali to Baradah Bali given to one Son Erlangga, but rejected by the Masters Kuturan. Next Bali ruled by King Children between year 1029 – Wungsu 1077 and under the injunction of Bali is a really fertile area and peace. After he died his ashes were kept in a temple in the Temple complex of Mount Kawi. His writings contained on the door that read: Haji pseudo Lumah Ing Jalu which means the King buried in Jalu equals Susuh from (Rooster) which shape is same with Kris then Ing Word can be construe as instructions Jalu Times Kris or at Pakerisan River. The King was buried in jalu referred to was the King of Udayana.
Whereas Rwa Anakira writings which means two children possible is the tomb of King Anak Wungsu and Udayana, four Consort as well as Prime Minister King. Opposite the South East or from the complex of the temple is located Monasteries (housing or dormitory Buddhist monks/priests). Remains temples and monasteries on Mount Kawi is intended in the 11th century AD. While in the Temple Mount Kawi, once down the stairs along the 400 m, enjoy eksotisnya carved temple building on rock walls.Carving a sculpture of this great look amazing when observed from a distance of several meters. The temple is believed to be harboring some place ashs King Bali has a legend related to its manufacture, i.e. created by Bob each day last night by the Iwa with break nails her hand on the wall of rock that way. Iwa is itself is a people legend in Bali which is delineate as people with immense stature and power accounts under reasoning.