With its location high above sea level on a steep cliff, the temple is a major tourist attraction of the island. The captivating sunsets wash the temple with its soft orange hue. The close vicinity is propped by the likes of Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort – tourists visiting the temple don’t have to stray too far away looking for a Bali resort hotel.
According to inscriptions found at the site, the temple was founded by Mpu Kututan. It was impossible to see the temple until 1983, and in 1999, lightning did much damage to this holy site. The temple went under restoration due to these incidents.
Brahmin statue facing the ocean is considered one of the main highlights of the temples. Among other highlights are the one-piece winged stone gate, two Brahmin statues found inside and two stone troughs.
The notorious monkeys
Tourists need to keep a tight hold over their belongings as the monkeys that frequent the site are known for snatching whatever they can see. They have quite the reputation for bartering behaviour though.
Visitors are expected to wear modest clothing which can be obtained at the temple entrance if need be.
Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+