Top things to do

Monument in Tampaksiring

Gunung Kawi

One of Bali's oldest and most important monuments, this river-valley complex consists of 10 huge candi (shrines) cut out of rock faces. Each is believed to be a memorial to a member of 11th-century Balinese royalty.…
Viewpoint in Tegallalang

Ceking Terraces

This is one of the best views of rice-field terraces in Bali, so it's not surprising that tourists flock here from Ubud to indulge in a frenzy of photography. The canny locals now charge visitors to park their cars …
Hindu Temple in Tampaksiring

Pura Tirta Empul

Discovered in AD 962 and believed to have magical powers, the holy springs at this water temple close to the ancient site of Gunung Kawi bubble up into a large pool and gush out through waterspouts into a petirtaan …
Hindu Temple in North of Ubud

Gunung Kawi Sebatu

The western approach to this water temple in Sebatu offers wonderful views down onto the complex – many visitors are content to admire these from the side of the road rather than entering the actual temple. Inside, …
Cafe in Tegallalang

Kampung Cafe

Jaw-dropping rice terrace views are enjoyed alongside a menu of Indonesian and Western dishes in this bale (open-sided pavilion) in Ceking's Kampung Hotel. It's a good lunch spot.