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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. Use our Pecatu travel itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Uluwatu Temple and other attractions in Pecatu.
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  • Amazing views!! The temple is huge! Before the entrance you confined something to eat, some stores and bathrooms. The ticket price unfortunately is more expensive for foreigners, just like many other ...  more »
  • The temple is perfectly located, because there's so many tourists, usually late in the afternoon. Kinds of crazy! Especially the sunset. But the sunset to say the least impressive. When visiting Bali Uluwatu Temple must have! Entrance 30t, spruced up with monkeys.
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  • Seems repetitive but you have to listen to advice and doesn't bring anything shiny, shimmery or it can be stolen from monkeys (a girl who had some sandals with Rhinestones was bitten on the foot!). Especially attention to sunglasses, cameras and cellphones, we saw some spectacular stunts done by monkeys to pick them up and then destroy them! As regards the temple the place deserves to be seen for the panorama at sunset and the show they do with typical dances (the KECAK dance) and a hundred men singing and moving rhythmically around the fire in a kind of trance ... very impressive!
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  • The temple itself is not impressive. They offer a traditional dance show with the music which is ok. The most interesting part of this sight is the view of the temple along the high cliffs. Watching the waves hit the rocks. Best time to visit would be sunset. Very nice view of the ocean. Lots of monkey roam around, so keep your valuables safe, they steal. Sunglasses hats etc.
  • Beautiful breath taking temple. Definite must visit place in Kuta Bali. Make sure you go to see the Kecak dance at 6pm, it is the story of Rama Seetha depicted through traditional Balinese dance
  • It is a good point for the sunset., the fantastic oveview of the sea scenery. we also met a monkey and it keep its eye on us. I am a little afraid of it! it is worthy to vist there.
  • Nice setting to watch the sunset. There are nicer temple out there, but discover the small path leading to a big meadow (without monkeys). Wonderful view over the ocean and down the cliffs! Worth it!
  • Amazing temple with many beautiful angles and spot for taking pics including Kecak dance but not so "thrill" venue for the kids thou. :-D