Bali’s famed Uluwatu Temple offers a captivating visitor experience set amidst ocean and sunset backdrops that will take your breath away. Here’s what to expect.
One of the most enchanting temples in Bali, this sacred site can be found in Pecatu Village and is located on the island’s southernmost spot. Those staying at Seminyak hotels including properties such as Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach can plan an excursion to this attraction which is only around an hour’s drive away.
Dating to around the 10th century, this site is one of Bali’s six temples that are considered “spiritual pillars”. Overlooking the ocean, this structure lies on top of a steep cliff which is mirrored in its name; “ulu” translates to “top” and “watu” means “rock”!
Built to honour the Hindu deity, Siva Rudra, Uluwatu Temple in Bali features several notable elements; these include a winged stone gate, a Brahmin statue, ancient sculptures and the Dalem Jurit Temple. Of course, come evening, the view of the setting sun is truly spellbinding and is not to be missed. Do note you will also find monkeys here and just be mindful they don’t grab any of your valuables!
The Fire Dance
For a truly enriching visit, look to take in the traditional “Kecak” fire dance that is performed daily at the nearby amphitheatre. Generally beginning at 06:00pm, this performance showcases scenes from the epic Ramayana and adds to the thrills of a visit to Uluwatu Temple.