Uluwatu temple is precariously located at the point of sheer cliff on the island’s southern peninsula. It is one of the oldest and most important temple in Bali, one of the six original sad kahyangan (territorial) temple on the island.
Travelers rave about Uluwatu Temple’s stunning cliff-side locale and beautiful architecture. This combination is rendered only more dramatic by the crashing of waves more than 200 feet below. But don’t think that you’ll have this isolated sanctuary to yourself. Uluwatu Temple is popular with not only tourists and locals but also some sneaky monkeys – many warned to be on the lookout for the monkeys, who snatch up things like hats, purses and glasses from unsuspecting travelers.
Also known as “Pura Luhur Uluwatu,” this sacred site is located about 15 miles south Kuta, along the southern coast of Bali. The area is best reached by car. The site is open daily to visitors from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; admission costs 30,000 rupiahs (about US$ 2.25). However, there is a traditional kecak dance performance that begins at 6 p.m. every evening. On the whole, tourists really enjoy this cultural display and don’t mind paying the extra 100,000 rupiahs (roughly US$ 7) to watch.
Uluwatu has now become famous for its challenging surf break (experience surfers only), and spectacular views from hotels and restaurants perched on the cliff.
“I could have stayed here forever 💛 Watching as the sky change color over the seaside temple in Uluwatu” @alexandra_carson