Uluwatu Temple

Uluwatu Temple, Pecatu

Uluwatu Temple
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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Srikanth
Toronto, Canada54 contributions
Cliffhanger of a temple
Sep 2020
My top favorite in entire Bali trip is this temple of the cliff overlooking the Ocean.
The walk along the cliff to reach the temple is thrilling and amazing. The Kechak performance in the evening is very entertaining too. The epic Ramayana is played in this live entertainment. Watch out for monkeys along the way, doing some monkey business :D
Visited in Oct 2018
Written 21 August 2021
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Julie
31 contributions
Beautiful
Jan 2021
Beautiful place on the southern tip of Bali island with some great photo spot. Toilet is clean and well maintained. Hope tourism will recover soon.
Written 31 January 2021
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Naureen Chhipa
New York City, NY208 contributions
Views for days
Feb 2020 • Couples
Beautiful temple! Best to visit for sunset and you'll get spectacular views!! Beware of the wild monkeys; they're everywhere.
Written 16 January 2021
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Sonras1
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India28 contributions
lovely place
Mar 2020
I was mesmerized when I entered in temple there were a local festival was going on all of them was on local attire so beautiful, than I had full view of sea shore amazed .
naughty monkeys needs special attention
Written 23 December 2020
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Dave F
Jakarta, Indonesia72 contributions
Okay, but Tanah Lot Temple is better.
Nov 2020
This is one of the top places that you are supposed to go in Bali. I disagree. The temple is okay, there are much prettier ones in Bali. For me, the most beautiful part of this temple is that it stands on top of a cliff with absolutely beautiful views of the beach below with the rolling waves crashing against the cliffs. Now, all that being said, I also know that Uluwatu is supposed to be great at sunset, we were here during the day. However, there are so many places to see sunsets in Bali.

I much prefer Tanah Lot Temple. It is much closer to where most people stay in Canggu and Seminyak.
Written 23 November 2020
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ChrisThomasTravels
Ossining, NY540 contributions
Beautiful views of the South Bali coast and then some!
Dec 2019
Perched on the cliffs of South Bali, this cultural site boasts some spectacular views! Stay for the Kecak dance and sunset. You'll be happy you did!
Written 16 November 2020
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Abana87
Leeds, UK79 contributions
Kecack In Action
Nov 2019
As part of one last excursion with Discova, we decided to take a trip to Uluwatu, quite possibly one of the most famous temple sites in all of Bali. As we had come to expect from a guided trip to a temple, the journey there seemed to last forever, and once we arrived we were welcome to the kind of beauty that Bali is more than keen to show off.

If you went to Uluwatu expecting something more from the classic Balinese architecture you’ve seen up to this point, you’d be sorely disappointed. The cliff-top statues, pagodas and temples are incredible feats, as usual, but nothing about the temple grounds really stands out about Uluwatu (aside from the occasional gang of monkeys bathing in the water fountains).

But we’re not at Uluwatu just for the temples and the relaxing monkeys. Oh no.

We, alongside hundreds of others, had gathered at Uluwatu for the Kecack and Fire Dance, a marvellous spectacle and celebration of the Hindu culture across the island. The stage is set and the masses gathered for sundown, where the natural light matches the stages of the story being performed before you. The chanting, singing and dancing is unlike anything we had seen in Bali up to that point, it was hypnotic and entrancing and even now, nearly a year later, I can still hear the sounds in my head.

As the sunlight fades, the fires are lit, and the story reaches its zenith with the inclusion of Hanuman, the monkey king, who completely changes the tone of the dance into something more light-hearted and, dare I say it, goofy. And yet watching the sun set over the cliffs of Bali as a story of magic, love and heroism is chanted in traditional tongues by a choir of dozens still retains its majesty and respect, despite the sudden appearance of a butt-sniffing, trickster monkey god.

This was, however, where we decided to leave Uluwatu; the sheer volume of people in the dance area was going to be troublesome to get out of if we stayed until the end of the performance, so we made an executive decision to leave before the crowds did.

Whilst the grounds themselves didn’t offer anything new, the main reason we went to Uluwatu, the Kecack and Fire Dance, was more than worth the entry fee. It’s a carefully maintained piece of Balinese tradition that demands to be experienced, and even though they may pack the tourists in to the rafters the end result is nothing short of enrapturing.
Written 8 October 2020
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Harish
Hyderabad, India53 contributions
AMAZING
Dec 2019
Uluwatu is one of the must visit place/temple in Bali. Cliff view is awesome. Nice view around the temple. Best attraction is Kecak & Fire Dance show which tells about Ramayanam and i say don't miss it. Show happens during 5PM and ends upon Sunset.
Written 29 September 2020
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Sazeena N
Kathmandu, Nepal112 contributions
Uluwatu Temple, Kecak fire dance and Sunset
Oct 2019
What a combo!

Visit to Uluwatu temple was so worth. A good view around the temple.

Kecak fire dance was the best thing here. I watched Kecak fire dance in Ubud and that was nice too but I highly recommend to watch Kecak fire dance at Uluwatu Temple. Its very interactive and with sufficient light and a stunning sunset on the top. The only hard part is getting a ticket due to long queue. So, if you want a good spot to watch the show and the sunset you need to get there a little early. Once you have the ticket or if you are very early you can always enjoy the view from the temple.
Written 21 September 2020
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MADHURKJAIN
Vadodara, India289 contributions
Amazing Uluwatu
Oct 2019
Besides Tanha Lot, another beautifully unique temple of Bali. Nestled right on the top of a cliff overlooking the vast blue ocean below, this place can provide some stunning views.

One suggestion though, if possible come in the evenings around 5 PM closer to the sunset and also enjoy Kecak dance performance in the amphitheatre inside the temple complex
Written 13 September 2020
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