Uluwatu Temple, Pecatu

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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  • August 18, 2017
    Place not to be missed, a Majesty and sacredness. The Uluwatu temple tells admirably how to Bali religiosity is by nature and inspires respect and serenity that you will want to keep. Although it is known that the sunset is wonderful, choosing another time you will find few visitors and no naughty monkey and you will have no problems with traffic, which may be prohibitive as not imagine (hours stuck in queue). We arrived in early afternoon and we didn't meet the monkeys (only some distant view that he ignored); on the other hand we have found an evocative religious ceremony underway, with songs gamelan that they let us assist by remaining out of the enclosure of the temple. At the entrance to the area, in the ticket office, give for free the sarong to wear for the visit. Toilet outside, clean enough; obviously bring handkerchiefs. Back to the 16, no traffic problems, while in the opposite direction, heading to the temple, by thickening a monstrous queue.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Go go or got lost, but is really good. Is great, not to mention fun also the Kecak dance. The sunset beyond the sea drowning people is quite a lot, especially in the Kecak dance venue people are crammed, but during performances was so can't say anything nice. I would try going to Bali temples where the staff come to watch Kecak dance capital and good.
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  • August 17, 2017
    i've been here so many times. usually i went to this temple in afternoon but last time i wanna chase the sunset here. and i got some nice picture. and you can meet some friends (monkeys) here, lil bit...  more »
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  • September 5, 2017
    The scenery is beautiful but there's just not much to do. The entry fee combined with the flood of tourists and generic sarongs don't make it any better. Mildly enjoyable. Won't be back.
  • August 13, 2017
    The view is nice. The temple cannot be entered except for praying, but can be seen from outside. The entry price (30k for adults, 20k for kids) is too high in my opinion. I wouldn't go back there for this price. There are also some monkeys around, if you are interested in seeing them.
  • August 8, 2017
    beautiful temple with beautiful sunsets. don't forget you need a sari but can get them for free at the gate. and be careful of the monkeys, they are wild and aggressive. they will steal the glasses right off your face and water bottles out of your bag. do not wear glasses, they will be destroyed -we saw that happen to this one guy and he was pissed. hard to find parking as it gets close to sunset so be aware.
  • July 14, 2017
    The place is amazing and beautiful. Beware of the monkeys over there. They snatch your belongings. But I believe they are guarding the temple. Overall a great place. You get direct views over the vast Indian Ocean.
  • August 23, 2017
    One of the ancient temples in Bali. It is gaining popularity among foreign visitors due to its magnificent natural scenery, and for its popular kecak dance after sunset. For local Balinese, the sacred ambience of worshipping place, brings busy mind into tranquility almost immediately.

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