The Beauty of Uluwatu Temple
Uluwatu Temple is located in a strategic place that is on a coral hill with a height of about 97 meters above sea level. So that visitors can see the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean which has beautiful and unique views. The view of the waves hitting the foot of the cliff is also one of the sights that can be enjoyed. Of course, the beauty of the Indian Ocean is also part of the beauty of Uluwatu Temple.
In addition, tourists can also enjoy the beautiful view of the sunset without any obstacles that block the sunset view. Besides being strategic in its natural conditions, Uluwatu Temple is also in a strategic place, where many small stalls, restaurants and hotels can be found around the location of this temple.
General Information Regarding Uluwatu Temple
Because Uluwatu temple is located on a rock cliff, this temple is named Uluwatu, which in Sanskrit means the peak of the rock. Uluwatu Temple applies a special way of dressing for visitors who want to enter the temple. Visitors must wear a sarong with a scarf tied around the waist. Shawls are available at ticket counters for visitors who do not bring these clothes.
If you want to enter the Uluwatu temple location, visitors must pay an entrance fee of IDR 30,000 for adults, IDR 20,000 for children. For foreign tourists, a different price of IDR 50,000 for adults and IDR 30,000 for children is determined.
Traditional dance performance at Uluwatu Temple
In addition to the attraction of the temple architecture and the beauty of the sunset, tourists can also watch Balinese traditional dance performances, the Bali Kecak Dance. Uluwatu Kecak Dance is played by 50-100 dancers. The Kecak dances are mostly male and the stories told are usually Ramayana stories. When the Uluwatu Kecak dance is performed in the afternoon before sunset, it starts from 18.10 to 19.00 Bali time. In order to watch the Kecak Dance performance, visitors need to pay a ticket for IDR 100,000. This price applies to both domestic and foreign tourists.
Monkeys in the Forest Area at Uluwatu
Besides being able to watch the beauty of the Indian Ocean and Kecak dance performances, visitors can also watch monkeys in the Forest Area in Uluwatu.
There are two main entrances to enter the Uluwatu temple area, where there is an access gate from the north and access from the hall in the south. Every visitor who will enter the temple will see lush forest. This forest will be passed by visitors to the temple area. When walking down the road, visitors will find many gray-tailed monkeys wandering around the forest area. The visitors must pay extra attention to their valuable items if they do not want to be robbed by the monkeys.
The exact location of Uluwatu Temple is in the village of Pecatu, Kuta Selatan, Badung Regency.
Uluwatu Temple is open daily from 7 am to 7 pm. But Uluwatu temple is open 24 hours for anyone who wants to pray in the temple.