Uluwatu Temple

Uluwatu Temple, Pecatu

Uluwatu Temple
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Uluwatu Temple (Pura Luhur Uluwatu) is one of six key temples believed to be Bali's spiritual pillars, is renowned for its magnificent location, perched on top of a steep cliff approximately 70 metres above sea level. This temple also shares the splendid sunset backdrops as that of Tanah Lot Temple, another important sea temple located in the island's western shores.
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lightningboy
Surrey, Canada2,866 contributions
The temple complex is impressive with a nice cliff side walk and Hindu temple. The entrance fee is Rp50,000 and sarongs are provided at no charge if you need to cover up your legs. There are a few sections along the walk where the monkeys can get aggressive. Be careful to secure any loose items like glasses, hats, and cell phones. Otherwise you could end up having them taken by the monkeys. We also booked tickets for the Kecak Fire Dance. You can buy them on site for Rp150,000. I purchased mine online at Klook for Rp140,000 and the e-tickets were delivered right to my phone. This way you can bypass the on-site lineup. I recommend going there an hour before it starts if you want to get a good seat. You are given a synopsis as you enter the theatre so you can understand what is happening. The Kecak Fire and dance was a very good show with an incredible backdrop as the sunsets over the cliff. When the show ends, there is a mass exodus of people. So be sure to have pre-arranged transportation out of the area. We had a great experience at Uluwatu temple and would highly recommend it.
Written July 15, 2022
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Remaraj
Puchong, Malaysia97 contributions
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Uluwatu Temple and kecak dance its a must visit place if you are staying near Kuta. Very good experience and a must see place. The kecak dance is one of a kind and it's an amazing performance. It will take about 45min to get to the place by motorcycle from Kuta Town. It's advisable to get a motorcycle if you can ride since the traffic will be bad towards the temple and it will be the same when returning back. You will safe a lot of time if you ride motorcycle. If you can't ride than you may get a local guide to take you to this place. Best time to get there is before 3pm. You will have ample time to walk around and take good pictures. There will be 2 entry tickets, one would be getting into the area and another one is for you to watch the kecak dance performance. The entry fees for entering the place is IDR 50000 = USD 3 to USD 4 and for the kecak dance is IDR100000 = USD 7 to USD 4. The best option would be getting the ticket once you reach the place. Not advisable to get it online. However for kecak dance you will have to line up early before 5pm and get your ticket early so you can find a good seat at the open auditorium. You will be given a piece of cloth for free to tie around you before entering the place. Overall experience it's an amazing experience
Written February 16, 2022
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SerendipityIndia
New Delhi, India1,244 contributions
Uluwatu temple didn't really feel like a temple visit, as you can't really enter the place of worship. It's more about the cliff setting, amazing views and the sunset experience. With it's South Bali location on a small hilltop, it makes for a great evening visit and some amazing pictures by the sea.

Had we not booked tickets for Kecak dance, it was more like a 30-45 minutes visit. Do climb to the top and then descend to the other side, the views are much better on the other side of the temple. It's a very quick and easy ascend.

Super beware of the monkeys though. They stealthily come and take away any loose object like glasses, mobile phone, water bottles etc. We saw one guy standing at cliff-side and clicking pics, when a monkey came and climbed his head, clinched his glasses and was out in less than 2 seconds. The monkey then broke the glasses and just threw it away.
Written May 29, 2022
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Abana87
Leeds, UK80 contributions
As part of one last excursion with Discova, we decided to take a trip to Uluwatu, quite possibly one of the most famous temple sites in all of Bali. As we had come to expect from a guided trip to a temple, the journey there seemed to last forever, and once we arrived we were welcome to the kind of beauty that Bali is more than keen to show off.

If you went to Uluwatu expecting something more from the classic Balinese architecture you’ve seen up to this point, you’d be sorely disappointed. The cliff-top statues, pagodas and temples are incredible feats, as usual, but nothing about the temple grounds really stands out about Uluwatu (aside from the occasional gang of monkeys bathing in the water fountains).

But we’re not at Uluwatu just for the temples and the relaxing monkeys. Oh no.

We, alongside hundreds of others, had gathered at Uluwatu for the Kecack and Fire Dance, a marvellous spectacle and celebration of the Hindu culture across the island. The stage is set and the masses gathered for sundown, where the natural light matches the stages of the story being performed before you. The chanting, singing and dancing is unlike anything we had seen in Bali up to that point, it was hypnotic and entrancing and even now, nearly a year later, I can still hear the sounds in my head.

As the sunlight fades, the fires are lit, and the story reaches its zenith with the inclusion of Hanuman, the monkey king, who completely changes the tone of the dance into something more light-hearted and, dare I say it, goofy. And yet watching the sun set over the cliffs of Bali as a story of magic, love and heroism is chanted in traditional tongues by a choir of dozens still retains its majesty and respect, despite the sudden appearance of a butt-sniffing, trickster monkey god.

This was, however, where we decided to leave Uluwatu; the sheer volume of people in the dance area was going to be troublesome to get out of if we stayed until the end of the performance, so we made an executive decision to leave before the crowds did.

Whilst the grounds themselves didn’t offer anything new, the main reason we went to Uluwatu, the Kecack and Fire Dance, was more than worth the entry fee. It’s a carefully maintained piece of Balinese tradition that demands to be experienced, and even though they may pack the tourists in to the rafters the end result is nothing short of enrapturing.
Written October 8, 2020
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noeleenr25
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam173 contributions
It's a beautiful location with the views of the cliffs. Monkeys are a bit cheeky so hold onto your sunglasses and jewellery. Arrive early if you are purchasing tickets for the fire dance. Lots of people prior to sunset. We booked a tour guide and driver but all the tour guide did for us was purchase our entry tickets to the temple site and the fire show and explain the story of the dance. It's a long drive from Seminyak - took us nearly 2 hours but this was on the 27th December and it was getting busy. I enjoyed the view of the ocean and sunset and seeing the dolphins swimming in the waves the most from my visit there.
Written January 7, 2020
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ChicLifeByte
New Delhi, India6,840 contributions
A stunning sight where one could just sit by. Yes, that’s what Ulluwatu Temple in Bali was all about! The Balinese Hindu sea temple is located on a hill top and one walks through a beautiful landscape overlooking the waves of the Indian Ocean. The Spectacular views would leave anyone awe struck. Ulu means the ‘top’ or the ‘tip’ and watu is ‘stone’ or ‘rock’ in Balinese.

We had heard amazing reviews about it and the reality exceeded our expectations.

On the ticket counter, one would also find sarong which everyone needs to wear before going in. It is compulsory for both men and women to wear them. One of the highlight here is Kecak Fire & Dance Show. The Kecak dance show was beautiful which happens at sunset hour. The lively and colourful show depicts the story of Ramayana in a very innovative and descriptive way. The character Hanuman interacted with the audience and also danced on fire. We enjoyed so much and also got clicked with the amazing characters too. One needs to ensure that they come on time to get good seating.

Since we didn’t book through a travel agent, we booked independent cabs in Bali. Our cab was from Sanura Tours & Travels made sure we reach the place smoothly.
Written January 13, 2020
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Srikanth
Toronto, Canada54 contributions
My top favorite in entire Bali trip is this temple of the cliff overlooking the Ocean.
The walk along the cliff to reach the temple is thrilling and amazing. The Kechak performance in the evening is very entertaining too. The epic Ramayana is played in this live entertainment. Watch out for monkeys along the way, doing some monkey business :D
Visited in Oct 2018
Written August 21, 2021
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MADHURKJAIN
Vadodara, India296 contributions
Besides Tanha Lot, another beautifully unique temple of Bali. Nestled right on the top of a cliff overlooking the vast blue ocean below, this place can provide some stunning views.

One suggestion though, if possible come in the evenings around 5 PM closer to the sunset and also enjoy Kecak dance performance in the amphitheatre inside the temple complex
Written September 13, 2020
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Traveltaggers
Ramsgate, UK133 contributions
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Beautiful views and sunset. we bought tickets to the Kecak Fire Dance as well. The dance is slow starting but once it does get going it's most entertaining, this show is in demand and we were advised to get our tickets before 5pm . We did we sat opposite the sea and got beautiful shots of the sunset as well.
Written March 6, 2020
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The Food Missionary
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia87 contributions
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We took a private driver travelling from Kuta to Uluwatu stopping on the way for other attractions but the main attraction was the beautiful Uluwatu Temple. The most compelling part of the temple complex, however, comes from its nightly kecak and fire dance performances, which adapts the famous Ramayana Hindu epic, and plays out against a gorgeous Balinese sunset. Male sure to go early to get a seat in front and not facing the sun.
You'll be asked to wear a sash around your waist in any case and a sarong too if your clothes are too short. The entry is around usd3 and the dance is about usd7.50. It is truly an experience and highly recommended.
Written July 19, 2020
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