Hello Bali Lover, welcome to our update news all about Bali. On this post we love to share about one of the popular place to visit in South Bali, Uluwatu Temple. Staying in the South Bali like Nusa Dua, Kuta, Jimbaran or Pecatu its a must to visit Uluwatu Temple. This site is not only about the temple self but also about the other thing around the temple. The panoramic of the cliff and the blue Indian Ocean is always amazing. Alas kekeran with trees and Monkeys, the statue of Kumbakarna, Amazing Sunset Spot and unforgettable Kecak dance performance.
Uluwatu temple is believed was build by Empu Kuturan in the Dinasty of King Sri Haji Marakata. He ruled from the year of 944 Caka ( Balinese Year) / 1036 A.D. Mpu Kuturan is th King’s spiritual master and as the priest of Dalem Waturenggong as well. He also participated in establishing several other important temples in Bali such as Pura Sakenan in Denpasar, about 1,000 years ago.
A holy priest from eastern Java, Dhang Hyang Dwijendra, then chose Uluwatu Temple to be his spiritual journey’s final worshiping place. Balinese Hindu devotees believe that he reached the highest spiritual point of oneness with deities by a strike of lightning and completely disappeared.
Legend, however, says that Dhang Hyang Dwijendra (also frequently referred to by name as Danghyang Nirartha) was the architect of Uluwatu Temple and several other temples in Bali, Lombok, as well as Sumbawa. Until 1983, Pura Uluwatu was hardly accessible and a lightning strike in 1999 set some parts of the temple on fire. The temple has had some restorations since it was first built.
Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00. As a place of worship however, it is open 24 hours daily.
Location: Pura Uluwatu is located in Pecatu Village, Kuta sub-district, Badung regency. About 25km south of Kuta and it usually takes around one hour to get to and from there.
How to get there: Take the bypass main road to Jimbaran and then follow the ascending road up to Uluwatu.
What to wear : Visitors must wear a sarong and a sash, as well as appropriate clothes common for temple visits. But you don’t have to worry if you don’t have any sarong to use, there is available sarong to use which is part of the ticket entrance.
Best Time to Come : The best time to visit is just before sunset. A Kecak dance is performed everyday at the adjacent cliff-top stage at 18:00 to 19:00. Visitors are charged a nominal fee. What makes it the most favorite venue to watch a Kecak dance is the sunset background of the performance.
Pay attention to your belonging: Precautionary signs warn visitors of the monkeys grabbing attractive items such as sunglasses and cameras. However, they can be calmer when approached with peanuts or bananas, lending an opportunity to retake stolen possessions.
Ceremony: Every six months according to the Balinese 210-day Pawukon cycle (Anggarkasih, Wuku Dungulan). Big temple anniversary celebrations are held at the temple. The temple’s keeper, the royal family of Jro Kuta from Denpasar, are patrons for the event.
Transportation : There’s no public transportation to get here and going back in to town will be difficult without any prearranged ride. Book a Car with English speaking driver to get there,The service offered from Suma Bali Tour is hassle-free at very minimum prices. A guide is not necessary, though helpful, our experience driver will assist you as your guide as well.