Uluwatu

Uluwatu Temple is one of Bali’s nine key directional temples. Though a small temple was claimed to have existed beforehand, the structure was significantly expanded by a Javanese sage, Empu Kuturan in the 11th Century. Another sage from East Java, Dang Hyang Nirartha is credited for constructing the padmasana shrines and is claimed to have attained Moksha here. Even more remarkable than the temple itself is its location, perched on a steep cliff 70 meters above the roaring Indian ocean waves. There are more steep headlands on either side and sunsets over Uluwatu are a sight to behold. If you wish to come to see Uluwatu Temple you need to be properly dressed to enter. Sarongs and sashes are available free at the entrance.  Note that while you are free to walk around the temple grounds, the central courtyards can only be entered during special rituals or only for praying. The temple is inhabited by large number of monkeys, who are extremely adept at snatching visitors’ belonging, including bags, cameras and eyeglasses. Keep a very close grip on all your belongings and stow away your eyeglasses if at all possible. If you do have something taken, the monkeys can usually be induced to exchange it for some fruit. Needless to say, rewarding the monkeys like this only encourages them to steal more. Locals and even the temple priests will be happy to do the job for you, naturally in exchange for a tip. The cliff is fascinating but the temple itself is not as impressive as others in Bali.There is also a very scenic cave underneath with rock formations leading onto a beach close to the temple.

In Uluwatu you can see Amazing Kecak Dance performances,  its perform    daily between 6PM and 7PM,  while you anjoy the beautiful senset. So dont miss uluwatu if you come to Bali

Uluwatu is a popular spot for surfers Also.

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