Beside Bali white sand beach like Kuta beach, Balinese Hindu temple also as the primary key interest of Bali tourism. The Balinese Hindu temple offers a unique style of architecture in an amazingly beautiful location.
Due to many Balinese Hindu temples on the island, therefore Bali island also known as the island of thousand temples. Even though there are many Balinese Hindu temples, only six directional temples which called as Sad Kahyangan Temple (the principal temples of Balinese Hindu). One of the six directional temples is Uluwatu Temple Bali.
Uluwatu Temple Bali very well-known among travelers due to the location. Uluwatu Temple, located close by from Bali International airport and the temple located on magnificent and unique location. The temple of Uluwatu area set on the top of cliff bank, measure around 100 meters above the sea level facing the Vast Indian Ocean.
Uluwatu Temple, Bali also very well know as a great place to see the sunset view like as the sunset view at Tanah Lot temple. So if you want to see a beautiful sunset, overlooking the Indian ocean, fantastic Balinese Hindu architecture, statue with an ancient style sculpture and Balinese Kecak and fire dance performance, then you should add Uluwatu Temple Bali on your things to do in Bali.
Best Things To See At Uluwatu Temple Bali
When you consider visiting Uluwatu Temple Bali as one of the things to do in Bali during your holiday. For those who have never been visiting the temple of Uluwatu, must be wondering! What are the best things to see at Uluwatu Temple, Bali?
The main point of interest of Uluwatu Temple Bali lies on a beautiful scenery of plateau, which 100 meters high above the ocean wave and the temple located at the top of a majestic cliff. If you are lucky when visiting Uluwatu Temple in clear weather, you gone see a great blue clear sky with a dark blue ocean view, lies on the horizon. The best part of the visiting Uluwatu Temple as one of attraction in Bali is to watch Balinese Kecak and fire dance with background stage, set with a fantastic vintage view of the sunset.
Base on old script Kusuma Dewa wrote in 1005 AD. The temple build based on the advice of Mpu Kuturan (a Java sage on the 11 century). Mpu Kuturan also has an influence in the construction of other temples in Bali and mostly located in the southern part of Bali island. The temple considers built around the 10th century due to several archaeological from the megalithic remains were found at Uluwatu Temple, Bali.
On 1489 AD, Dang Hyang Dwijendra (another Sage from Java who was born in Kediri, East Java) before got married to a prince from Daha kingdom, and his name was Danghyang Nirartha. After getting married, his father in law gives him the duty to Dang Hyang Dwijendra, to rearrange the religious life in Bali.
After finishing his obligation to rearrange the religious life in Bali, Dang Hyang Dwijendra decide that Uluwatu temple is the final location of his spiritual journey.
The name of Uluwatu came from the word of “Ulu” mean the tip and “Watu” mean stone. So Uluwatu temple means, a holy site built on the tip of the rock.
Location & Map
The address of Uluwatu Temple Bali is on Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Pecatu Village and part of the subdistrict of South Kuta.
If you are coming from Ngurah Rai Airport and heading straight to Uluwatu temple, you will take around 1 hour driving with 22 kilometers distance. If you are coming from central Ubud area, getting the location of the temple, you are gone take 2 hours driving with 54 kilometers distance.
For those who have never been to Bali, must be wondering. Why the distance of the location is so short but takes much time? These happen, due to the road to the temple is a two-way lane and many corners along the roads, which is most commonly road in Bali.
To make it easier for you to get the location of Uluwatu Temple, Bali, please use GPS on your gadget. You can click below link to get the location of the temple on a Google map.
Entrance Fee & Opening Hours
To enter the Uluwatu temple, you need to pay entrance fee IDR 30.000 / adult and IDR 20.000 / children. Opening hours from 09:00 – 18:00. However, for those who want to pray at the temple, is open for 24 hours. Public facilities are available, but the public facilities like toilet are not it the temple area.
Monkeys At Uluwatu
There are two main entrances to get inside the temple, entrance from the north and the entrance from the south. When you enter the temple, you will see a dry forest with many monkeys around the area. To get to the main entrance of the temple, you need to walk several meters through the pathway. On the pathway, you were gone see many monkeys around.
To avoid your belongings taken by the monkeys. Please don’t bring valuable items or wear things that can attract the animals to steal it. Like expensive earrings, necklace, camera, smartphone or expensive sunglasses.
In case your valuable items were taken by the monkeys. Give a try to exchange it with peanut or banana, which is sometimes its work.
Dress Code & Sunset Uluwatu Temple
To enter the temple, you need to wear certain dress code. The dress code, which wearing a sarong with scarf wear on the waist. You do not need to buy the sarong or scarf if you have forgotten to bring it because you can rent it at the entrance ticket counter.
Most travelers when visiting Uluwatu temple choose 5 pm to visit it. Due to the sun lights, heat not excessive, and the sunset view will begin in an hour.
Kecak Dance Uluwatu Schedule
One of the best things to see at Uluwatu temple is the Kecak and a fire dance performance, which performs from 18:00 – 19:00. The Kecak dance Uluwatu schedule presents on a daily basis at the stage that takes place on nearby cliff-top. To watch Kecak and fire dance at Uluwatu, you need to pay Kecak ticket show IDR 100.000 / person.
Also, there are many places in Bali to watch Kecak and fire dance, like Balinese Kecak dance Ubud Bali. However, Uluwatu temple Kecak dance is unique and extraordinary due to the stage background with the sunset view.
Finally, if you love to see a Balinese Hindu temple with amazing scenery, besides the temple of Uluwatu. You should visit temples in Bali: