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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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Pecatu holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Uluwatu Temple and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • It was beautiful with views to die for. Unfortunately due to mobility issues we did not get up to temple. What made me sad was a white monkey all on his own in a cage due to being attacked by all the....  more
    It was beautiful with views to die for. Unfortunately due to mobility issues we did not get up to temple. What made me sad was a white monkey all on his own in a cage due to being attacked by all the....  more »
  • Worth coming to but expect crowds of people. Very cool cliff views. Lots of monkeys around so be careful of them. Would make a good sunset spot too 
    Worth coming to but expect crowds of people. Very cool cliff views. Lots of monkeys around so be careful of them. Would make a good sunset spot too  more »
  • Beautiful temple and certainly worth a visit. Our driver came with us and acted as a guide which was great as he explained all about the temple. He also brought his 'long stick' in case we had a... 
    Beautiful temple and certainly worth a visit. Our driver came with us and acted as a guide which was great as he explained all about the temple. He also brought his 'long stick' in case we had a...  more »
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  • The directions on the map will take you straight to the parking area. Pay at the gate for the parking fee. Once you are inside the controlled area, there are restaurants and shops selling souvenirs. The entry to the temple is pretty obvious. Pay the entry for at a ticket booth inside. They loan you a sarong at the entrance. When you get near the temple, there's another booth to buy tickets for the fire dance. The temple is all the way at the top of the hill. Don't worry about accidentally going into a restricted area because they are clearly marked. There are several trails and the area is pretty big, so you can easily spend two or three areas walking around. As others have mentioned, the views are beautiful and the monkeys are naughty. If you aren't paying close attention, they'll have your glasses or hat and be on a nearby rooftop before you even realize what happened. We saw it happen a few times.
  • Crazy monkeys, worst I've seen in 1 year traveling south east Asia they will attack be aware, 50k entry nice to walk around, ask for cold coconut outside is really good. (women on period can't enter) :D 🤣
  • It's a beautiful place....ever so romantic...if by any chance you can have the place to yourself...or with very less visitors....but that's very unlikely to happen...and the 🐒s were very cool with the visitors too...!!! The place itself, as you can clearly feel is truly a temple....!! Although, too bad we weren't allowed to go inside the main temple....but that's just plain restricted!!
  • Absolutely beautiful view at the cliffs. The waves crashing onto the shores and rocks is simply blissful. You have to be extremely careful of the monkeys as they're very used to humans and are clever to snatch things including phones and sunglasses usually in exchange for food.
  • Please take care of your stuffs because there are lot of monkeys but the view is stunning. If I can suggest to bring some fan because it is so hot. But beware of monkeys guys. Your bag, sunglasses just be careful. I just witnessed others got their stuffs taken by the monkeys. Lucky me, i not met one but just saw from afar.

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