Dating back to the 10th century, Uluwatu Temple is one of Bali’s 6 key temples considered to be spiritual pillars. The Hindu holy site is perched on top of a cliff towering 250 feet above the ocean, making it a must-visit for its spectacular views, in addition to its cultural significance.
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Tickets cost 50,000 IDR for adults and 30,000 IDR for children. Uluwatu Temple hosts a Kecak and a fire dance performance every night at 6PM. Tickets are available at an additional cost of 150,000 IDR per person.
Uluwatu Temple is a great place to get a foundational understanding of the Balinese culture. There are often religious ceremonies taking place, which you are able to watch from a distance.
The views from the sea wall that surrounds the temple. Being connected to nature is an important element of the Balinese Hindu religion, and Uluwatu is a beautiful place to embrace that. There are pink tropical flowers all along the cliffs, monkeys running around, and seaside panoramas that take your breath away.
Be mindful of your belongings; the monkeys around the temple are known to steal hats, sunglasses, and food. Everyone who visits the temple has to cover their knees and shoulders. If you're not dressed appropriately, you'll have to borrow a sarong from the office at the entrance.
Noel of @noel.alva