Uluwatu Temple
Uluwatu Temple
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Uluwatu Temple (Pura Luhur Uluwatu) is one of six key temples believed to be Bali's spiritual pillars, is renowned for its magnificent location, perched on top of a steep cliff approximately 70 metres above sea level. This temple also shares the splendid sunset backdrops as that of Tanah Lot Temple, another important sea temple located in the island's western shores.
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  • Relax52283524331
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Weird monkey people. Beautiful place though.
    Place was magical, except for the fact that there were tons of monkeys stealing from tourists. Strange thing is, there were multiple people who ‘coincidentally’ had ready made food to offer the monkeys who stole from tourists. These people also asked for money in exchange for their ‘help’.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 3, 2023
  • GopalNandyala
    Hyderabad, India239 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking sunset troublesome monkeys
    We got slightly delayed and missed out on the Kecak dance but the temple premises are beautiful nonetheless. We saw one of most breathtaking sunsets here with the famous Uluwatu Cliff and the Indian ocean in the backdrop. I'm obviously not the first one to mention that the one thing which one needs to be wary of is the monkeys here. We could see the monkeys playing with a poor lady's phone, took our driver's glasses and who knows what else! It would be even better if somehow this can be controlled.
    Visited April 2023
    Written June 15, 2023
  • Witch_uma
    23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice temple and fantastic fire show
    Uluwatu temple is a nice place to see the sunset. This temple is located on a cliff so you can see the sunset on the sea. I recommended the fire show. It is kind of a telling story with the traditional dance. That's great and amazing.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 21, 2023
  • Sumitbahl
    New Delhi, India178 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place
    Good scenic place for photography. Crowded place and long queues for the Fire and Dance show. Two sessions for the same show are there to accommodate large crowd. Timings of the show 6 to 7 and 7 to 8. Tip - If you are aware of the story behind what they depict on the show then you can very well relate that otherwise it may prove little boring. They will give you handouts with information that they showcase in that one hour so do consider that.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 26, 2023
  • Jonofromcas
    Castleford, United Kingdom2,450 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Totally missable and expensive to visit for what you get.
    The location of the temple on the headland is naturally good, however, you can’t get close and it’s covered in scaffolding. The walk along the top of the cliff was okay, but the paving is broken and when you get to the end, that’s it… nothing other than look back along the cliffs to see a temple covered in scaffolding. About the famous monkeys, some were not bothered at all, some were out for trouble and we saw numerous people trying to piece together glasses and sunglasses. What we thought would be a special visit to a famous temple was marred by masses of people, nothing really to see and a site not really looked after. Waste of time and totally missable.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 17, 2023
  • UnbreakableSara
    Somerville, Massachusetts273 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely see the evening kecak dance!
    The temple itself is nice, the monkeys are cute (but naughty), but the real star of this temple is the evening kecak dance! I’d never seen anything like this unique dance style! They provide a program so you can understand the story being told through the dance.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 18, 2023
  • SaidahJules
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates535 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nothing special :)
    Would suggest if ur already in Uluwatu and just to put a mark “I’ve been here”. :). You can’t go inside the temple! Keep that in mind. So basically you are visiting just the cliff , where ur paying for entrance. And maybe you will see monkeys as well. Just a view point (like any other in uluwatu near the cliff) and monkeys :) don’t be confused with the name “Uluwatu temple”, temple visit is only for Indonesians. Kesak dance … well, for us it was difficult to watch this show for 2.5 hours. Basically it’s the same dance for entire time and gets quite boring when u keep seeing the same thing for few hours. 15 mins would be enough to understand the cultural dance and how it looks. It’s truly nice to see but just 2 hours is too long :))) the sitting is quite uncomfortable as well (u can’t lean) so u must sit straight this entire time.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 19, 2023
  • Danielle
    United Kingdom21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking Views
    The temple and surrounding areas is definitely the most beautiful place in Uluwatu. It was a privilege to be able to explore the sacred grounds. The gardens are immaculate and the views from the top are incredible. The temple does becomes very busy in the evenings as people want to catch the perfect sunset photo. We also found that traffic was really heavy during this time and can add an extra hour onto your journey home if travelling back out of Uluwatu. The monkeys in the gardens - like in other parts of Bali- are very cheeky and do steal hats/sunglasses etc so just zip them in your bag and you should be fine. Sarongs and/or sashes must be worn as respect - and these are provided at the entrance. Definitely worth a visit if you're in Bali to learn more about the cultures & religion, and see some of the most stunning views.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Cabin Crew Abroad
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning for sunset
    We been there to see the fire show in the evening. Our tip: come early to make sure you get tickets! And believe us they will sell fast! They've two show per evening - 6 and 7pm. We came at 4pm and were just lucky that we got tix for the second show. During the waiting time we walked around the temple. Stunning view during sunset - be aware of the monkeys!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 5, 2023
  • Hany G
    Bakersfield, California1,773 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Get a guide at the entrance
    We arranged a private driver from our hotel since we read that it is hard to get a ride back through online rides. At the entrance, a local guide offered us a tour for 100k idr. It was a great idea and I recommend it, he not only gave us a tour but also took some photos of us and most importantly kept the monkeys away. The temple itself is beautiful situated on a high cliff. It doesn't take long time to finish visiting the temple. 30 minutes was enough for us.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 9, 2023
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Bacthavachalam N
Chennai (Madras), India23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
What a view from the top of the cliff! I was flabbergasted. A must visit place in Bali... It has a bit of walking but it is definitely worth it. If u come in the evening around 5 or 6, you can also watch the kecak fire dance in the amphitheater.
Written May 22, 2024
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Andy D
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK181 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Good place to visit, there are some amazing views and picture opportunities. You’ll need your guide to help you navigate the monkeys here.
Written May 17, 2024
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sandra t
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
very nice afternoon at the temple and at the Kecak dance show
and a special dedication to our jedi master and guide Made Wena, who protected us from the monkeys, allowing my wife to discover the sublime view from the temple.
Finally, seafood dinner at Pandan san, a delight, with our feet in the sand, top!
Written May 16, 2024
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kostaevi
Athens, Greece220 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
We visited Uluwatu Temple during our stay in Bali but it is nothing special....
Overpriced totally, you can't visit the temple and you just walking around the area...
I definetely don't recommend it....
Written May 5, 2024
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robyy2436
Vienna, Austria24 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
My girlfriend and I found our visit to the temple and the Kecak Dance Show a bit underwhelming. While the view wasn't as impressive as at Tanah Lot Temple, we did appreciate the clean surroundings. The staff could have been friendlier and more helpful. There was also a large crowd, which was more than normal expected for attractions in Bali. The dance show didn't quite meet our expectations. We have respect for the performers and their culture, but we felt that the show lacked engaging narration and a lively atmosphere. Additionally, it's worth noting that there are many mischievous monkeys who are quick to snatch glasses and other belongings. Overall, we recommend exploring other wonderful places in Bali instead.
Written May 3, 2024
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teja638
Bengaluru, India138 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Temple perched on the hilltop overseeing the beach.
While this is great to see and fill your eyes

Cons
Monkeys very active and pull ur stuff out
Too much crowd, you won't be able to stand and take a clean pic
Avoid if ur with kids below 8 years , also go in the early morning to avoid crowds
Written April 19, 2024
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Talveen K
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The site is beautiful, especially at sunset, and I do recommend a visit. You just need to be mindful and prepared. It is very hot with little shade, the monkeys are naughty so hold onto loose belongings. They will take your prescription glasses. You have to buy tickets online 24 hours + for the dance or face long queues/sold out. It is a tourist trap, you will be squished into the theatre. But it is still enjoyable.
Written April 18, 2024
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Mabel
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar179 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Kecak show is very crowded to watch but a must-try.
Worth to spend your time at Uluwantu.
A lot of monkeys also there.
Sunset is also very nice to see from Uluwantu temple.
Written April 18, 2024
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Voyager06768295274
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
BLUNDER TO GO ULLUWATU TEMPLE. THEY ARE JUST MAKING US ULLU. WE VISITED , UP NEAR TEMPLE TWO MAIN PERSONS SHOUTING AT EVERY VISITER , WHO INVITED YOU HERE , GET OUT FROM OUR COUNTRY , THIS IS OUR COUNTRY. ALSO THEY HAVE TRAINED THERE MONKEYS TO SNATCH EVERYTHING FROM VISITORS , THEN THEY GET BACK AND TAKE MONEY IN LIEW.
Written April 17, 2024
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Croc212
Reading, UK234 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We had a free shuttle here organised by our hotel, you have to pay to get in and for the Kecak dance separately. There are sarongs provided on arrival as all men & women must cover their knees.

The temple grounds are nice for a wander around, with some great views. We were there for a total of around 2 hours. Excellent views of the sunset but we missed this as we were at the fire dance.

There are two dances at 6pm and 7pm, in an amphitheatre. This started filling up from around 5pm, it filled up very fast and there was a very hot wait for the dance to start (would recommend bringing water!) The dance lasted around 45 minutes and was good to see another culture!
Written April 8, 2024
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