Gunung Kawi Sebatu temple isn't a large temple - its located around 40 kilometers from the main city Denpasar or only 20 minutes drive north of Ubud. Gunung Kawi Sebatu is one of Bali's prettiest temples - it is a quiet temple to which surroundings were enclosed by the forest.
A lot of fish are swimming in the fountain in the Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple. Feeding the fish with cakes are welcome and it is a great fun.
Feelings are said to be healed in this temple that overflows in beautiful water and green. The sound where the spring water flows to the having a bath place is very comfortable. Water clears completely and it is popular as the temple where holy water springs up to people. Local and tourist's lovers are often seen to feel time pass peacefully.
Sebatu Village is also known for the creativity of the villagers in creating woodcarving handicraft as seen in all the shop along the village. The villagers built a small shrine in the place in a present temple for savior Vishnu (God of protector).
Almost all the temple's building in here are roofed by thatched of black hairy part from palm leaf. The roofless stone building in the middle is Padmasana, a chair for the ultimate God. This shrine is constructed within a small pool surrounded by wall, giving us an impression that it is floating. The bottom part of the shrine is built by concrete and lime stones while the upper carved part is made of wood with gold leaf color.
The Gunung Kawi Sebatu temple was built in homage to the God of preserver (Vishnu), who rules over water, and here one finds a number of natural spring and waterspouts. The Balinese believe that water is one of the forces of life. The etymology of Gunung Kawi means a fabricated mountain. It lies west of Sebatu village, which is elevated and its name means slipping on a stone.
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