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Another sea temple, perched on a cliff 70 metres above sea-level. Uluwatu is famous for its location and sunset.


‘Ulu’ means top or tip and ‘watu’ means rock in Balinese, hence the name!

They believe that Brahma, Vishnu and Siva became one here and it protects the land of Bali from the evil spirits of the sea!

We visited it from Seminyak after lunch. The drive to the temple grounds is quite nice and late after noon is a perfect time to visit the temple and then watch the traditional Kecak Dance performance with the beautiful sunset background.


The ascent to the temple is moderate and takes about 20-30 minutes.


The views are worth the time!


Unfortunately, you can view the temple only from the outside!


There are walks, and probably some other temple, where we didn’t go as we didn’t have any time left before the dance performance!


One needs to be properly dressed and a sash is a must for everyone, if not sarong.

If you visit Uluwatu, it must be done in the evening and don’t miss the traditional Kecak Dance performance (moe details in next post 🙂 )!

Again a fair bit of walk to reach the open theatre….


And, finally the sunset!


Could only manage this pic while sitting amidst hundreds of people!