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“Picturesque View from Cliff Top”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Uluwatu Temple

Uluwatu Temple
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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: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Tauranga, New Zealand
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“Picturesque View from Cliff Top”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

We didn't actually go to the temple - having already been 'Templed-out' at 'better' temples.
I did enjoy watching the monkeys on the path to the temple and got some neat photos.
We walked along the cliff top and viewed the temple from various 'lookouts' along the well formed track.
The temple itself was a long way in the distance but the views of the sheer cliffs, the green foliage lining the cliffs and the very blue ocean below with its breaking white waves was a sight I would not have missed for anything.
It would have been spectacular in the evening sunset.

Visited May 2014
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“everybody who should go with ware glass or hat!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

there have a boy/people who trained a monkey to rob your glass or hat! than you need to pay them for your personal item. The sight compare with other sunset sight is not beautiful also you need to pay idr$10000 to entry the park.

Visited June 2014
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Great view, be careful of monkeys”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

The Uluwatu temple was in a great scenic setting. We visited this temple for sunset and it was quite crowded with a lot of tourists. When you buy the entrance ticket, you will receive a sarong (men as well as women), which cover the legs. If the legs are covered you will only receive a belt. They also tried to sell bananas ( to feed the monkeys inside). I would strongly recommend NOT to do that. Before we entered we were warned by hotel and driver not to take any food there and assecoires (especially sunglasses, hats etc) because when the monkeys see that they often steal that. Luckily we did not experience that, what might be related to the fact that we followed the advices. The temple itself was beautiful and the view on the rocks and the sea were amazing. We also attended the fire dance there during sunset. It was in my opinion a little bit too long (almost 60 minutes), but I found it a really interesting experience. This dance was not everybody's thing since many people left after 20 minutes. Uluwatu is really a temple worth to see, if your accommodation is located in the south of Bali.

Visited May 2014
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Cologne, Germany
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“Only worth for the Kecak-Dance”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

Uluwatu is a temple located right on the cliffs of the Bukit-Peninsula, thats about it. The cliffs are fairly impressive, the temple is not. All the monkeys can´t be considered wild anymore as they pretty much live from what the tourists feed them and all the stuff they steal. A trip is only worth it if you want to see the Kecak Dance, otherwise you won´t spend more than an hour there.

Visited June 2014
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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“Temple set in amazing cliff location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

As far as the temple is concerned this visit is all about location rather than buildings, the area has been tastfully developed. When you arrive and pay you are given a sari, waste down only, as a mark of respect to the holy location - but nice for photos too. You'll be offered bananas for peanuts (sorry) just to feed the monkeys and warned not to have anything loose - they really will pick a bottle from a rucksack pocket and steal sunglasses off your head; if you spot a stick take it with you but don't worry they are not vicious or dangerous, infact very entertaining. The walk along the clifftop between the two temples is amazing, wonderful ocean views and crashing waves. The main temple cannot be accessed, it is on a rocky outcrop with huge waves crashing behind it - so photogenic. This is a 'must see' attraction if you like ocean scenery. Walking is on even well kept paths, very accessible even if you have walking problems, pushchairs and wheelchairs can be used.

Visited May 2014
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