Uluwatu beach is considered one of the best surfing in Bali that attract surfers from around the world. NOT … is for surfers. Lack of support facilities is not an obstacle for tourist with adventure spirit to conquer the waves. Uluwatu has, in recent years has also been recognized as the site of the famous surf break, which offers real challenges (experienced surfers only) in water and spectacular views from warungs (restaurants) on the cliff.
Even if you’re not a surfer, Uluwatu should be on your itinerary to visit as there are spectacular views of the warungs (restaurants) perched on the cliff.
Former Luhur Pura Uluwatu temple dedicated to the spirits of the sea, is perched on the cliffs that have formed where the land ends the southeast coast of the island. Built in the eleventh century, the temple is one of the oldest and most important temples in Bali. Uluwatu Temple is a classic expression of ancient Bali in a spectacular setting above the waves. This is one of the oldest temples in Bali and most important, one of six ‘Sad Kahyangan (territorial) temples on the island.
The temple was built in an era of Empu Kuturan. Empu is a title given to a person who obtains a high distinction in literature, philosophy and craft.
Several hundred years later, a charismatic priest called Danghyang Nirartha was cremated here with his spirit ascends to heaven to become everything to God Almighty.
Access is difficult (even if the holders are available), wear appropriate shoes and dress with respect for the temple. Now, a number of infrastructure projects have been launched to settle in these areas. This means, as an effort to provide good accessibility for everyone who comes.
Officially called Pura Uluwatu Luhur (yes, it’s the right name: “Luhur” means something of divine origin “while Uluwatu” can be divided into “ulu” which means “Land’s End” and “Watu” means “rock” is a language old). However, just to name Uluwatu you here in no time.
For me, the most spectacular temple on the island of Bali. The sanctuary of Pura sat on the edge of a cliff overlooking the legendary surf south of Bali.
Although I’m not sure what the view is like from inside the inner temple itself, the views are to be enjoyed at two different angles in both northern and southern parts of the region.
I’m trying not to mention a lot of monkeys here. Attention to the signs is estimated at some places to remind them of danger. I do not notice bad incidents with them, but I took off my sunglasses and hid a camera in your pocket, just in case. At sunset, Kecak dance performance is held here every day. It goes without saying that watching the sunset Uluwatu is a need to do in Bali.
Luhur Pura Uluwatu is considered one of the six most important temples in Bali (in collaboration with Pura Besakih, of course). Its location on the waterfront south-west in this magical island of Bali, which houses the evil spirit of the sea.
There is a minimum entry fee to enter. I’m not sure if it is necessary to have a “local guide” to explore Pura like what I experienced in the Pura Besakih. Sarongs are available for rental at the entrance. It really was a seamless experience for me. And the view is out of this world.