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Uluwatu Temple, Pecatu

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Discover Bali's spiritual side by visiting Uluwatu Temple, offering some of the finest ocean views on the island. One of six holiest shrines in Bali, this structure sits on the edge of rocky cliffs rising dramatically over the sea's foaming waves. Much of the current shrine probably dates back to the 11th century, when a Javanese sage expanded and improved a preexisting but much smaller structure. A band of monkeys inhabits the temple--watch out they don't snatch your purse or other belongings. Though non-Hindu visitors cannot enter the inner temple, they're free to hike around the area. Use our Pecatu travel itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Uluwatu Temple and other attractions in Pecatu.
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  • Honestly other than the nice view of the endless sea and lots of mischievous monkeys. It is seriously overhyped with too much tourist, endless tour groups. Turned off.  more »
  • Uluwatu is the best place to see sunset in bali wooow very wonderful sunset combination with balinese temple culture.  more »
  • The most beautiful place to see perfect sun set in Bali. The cliff of Indian Ocean and Fantastic architectures are must see in this place. The "Kechak Dance" in the place is the main attraction.  more »
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  • Extremely crowded when I was there, but that did little to take away the fact that the grounds were peaceful, while the cliff/ocean view were amazing. Worth the short trek up the numerous stone steps to the top and around the compound. Be prepared to spend a lot of time taking pictures of the scenic view and soaking up the temple atmosphere.
  • Very scenic temple with only 2 monkeys I noted during the visit. Beautiful scenery with some local food shops near the car parks. Note you can actually get here via taxi, which works out to be significantly cheaper than direct tours I am told.
  • Amazing views. One of the best sunsets in the world. Have to be a bit careful with the monkeys living free in the area! Beutiful Traditional dance starts at 6pm. Must visit place in Bali!
  • Amazing scenery of sea and waves crashing onto the rocks. Beware of monkeys. They grab anything from you a n return for fruits. If you are there, enjoy the Kecak Dance. It's extremely entertaining. But to understand this dance, you need to know the story of Ramayana. Watching the Kecak Dance while the sun sets over the sea is amazingly beautiful.
  • A must-go!! Amazing view of the ocean and cliffs. Azure blue oceans. And probably one of the most local experiences to bask into - The Kecak Dance. Best to come during evening and watch the sunset.