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“Great Views but Sketchy Monkeys”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Uluwatu Temple

Uluwatu Temple
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$41.01*
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Kecak Uluwatu Show with Round-Trip Transfer
Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Pecatu
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Ulsan, South Korea
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“Great Views but Sketchy Monkeys”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2012

This site had some great views of the ocean and the overall scenery was good but I didn't stand out and anything overly special. The monkeys were a distraction and took a lot away from the peaceful area. Keep your sunglasses, earrings and valuables out of site as the monkeys will try to take them. When we went the monkeys also liked munching on flip-flops so be careful.

Visited December 2011
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“Nice place, beautiful panoramic view, but the monkeys ...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2012

Nice place, beautiful panoramic view. Ancient Hindu temple at the edge of the rock. Nice Kecak fire dance that we can watch there, but the monkeys .... they are like crows ... all things that you wear and bring with you that looks like bling bling or hang on your purse, or hair, be aware ... they gonna rob it and you even can't feel and do anything about it )))
Then some local guys will help you to return your belongings for a fee.
Nice spot for scenic photoghraphs.

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Cesena, Italy
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“speechless”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2012

uluwatu temple is one of those places that makes you understand why this island is so mystical. it's very easy to get here if you are in the south of bali. you can easily rent a motorbike, as we did, and in 45 minutes you are there. the entrance fee is 20000 rp per person and they ll provide you a sarong. the athmosphere inside is amazing, magical. the view of the ocean waves that break on the rocks is simply great. u aboslutely have to come here if u r in bali. born2travel.it

Visited March 2012
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Fascinating Cliff!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2012

Oroper dress code needed (knee length to be covered) to enter the temple. Sarongs and sashes are available free at the entrance. Our tour guide was kind enough to protect us from the monkeys with a huge stick as the temple is inhabited by large number of monkeys, who are extremely adept at snatching visitors' belonging, including bags, cameras and eyeglasses. We were advised to keep a very close grip on all our belongings and stow away our eyeglasses and sunshades. One of my friends had to walk practically half blinded because he had to take off his glasses. ^o^
The cliff was fascinating but the temple itself was quite boring. We didn't spend much time in the temple. Also there is a cultural dance knows as the Kecak Dance (monkey dance) held at temple daily between 6pm and 7pm with tickets from IDR50,000 (RM16.50). We didn't finished the show as routine was quite repetitive and draggy in my opinion. But if you are up for an unusual and old (it was invented in 1930s) dance, perhaps you can sit through the whole show.
Overall, apart from the cliff and sea that I loved, the temple was just alright, cultural show was interesting short-lived in the beginning, and the monkeys were extremely annoying.

Visited September 2011
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Bandung, Indonesia
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“poor sevice”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2012

Me and my family visit in January 2012. It was peak season (Chinese new year). We go to uluwatu temple, especially to see the Kecak Dance, I heard it’s the best performance Kecak dance in Bali. Yes, the Uluwatu’s view is awesome. Yes, monkeys are cute (not “the thief” one). But we’re disappointed by the Dance. Staffs keep selling the ticket although the seating area was already full. There’s not enough space for the dancer and I can see they’re difficult to move. As far as I know, this is a very sacred dance, but they made it look like a comedy show. However, it’s really kind entertaining for the tourist. For you, who want to see the real Kecak Dance with comfortable seat, don’t come here!

Visited January 2012
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