Uluwatu Temple or Pura Luhur Uluwatu is a famous sea temple renowned for its magnificent location, nestled on top of a steep cliff approximately 70 meters above sea level. Uluwatu Temple is one of the nine directional temples of Bali, meaning to protect it from evil spirits. It is located in Pecatu Village, Kuta South District at the southernmost of Bali, a place known to tourist as Bukit Peninsula.
There is a small forest which causes monkeys and other animals to dwell around the temple. Monkeys are believed to guard the temple from bad influences but also notorious for snatching visitor’s belongings. They can usually be persuaded into trading the item for fruits, although this encourages them to steal more.
The temple is open from 9am to 6pm for visitors and open 24 hours daily for worship purposes. After meditating in your quite time in the temple, don’t miss the Kecak and Fire Dance perfect under the scenic view during sunset.
There is no public transportation going to and from the temple will be difficult without prearranged ride or taxi.
Tourist Attractions Nearby
Uluwatu Beach: Uluwatu and Padang- padang Beach is known for surf enthusiasts as there are good spots and waves perfect for surfing.
Tirtha Wedding Chapel: People choose to marry here because of romantic beach front in Bukit Peninsula, Bali. Resorts near the temple offer great wedding packages.
Unspoiled Beaches: Let your adventurous soul discover the unspoiled beaches of Bukit Peninsula.