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Uluwatu Temple

Witness the most mesmerizing sunset in Bali at Uluwatu Temple, one of the most revered temples and top destinations in Bali. Situated atop a cliff, the temple overlooks plunging sea cliffs, looking absolutely beautiful and a photographer's dream.

Also, Uluwatu Temple Bali is among the best sunset spots in Bali, which people believe to be a protector of evil sea spirits. The monkeys residing here are also said to guard the temple against bad influences.

If you wish to discover whether it's true, plan Uluwatu Temple tour packages from Indian Holiday, which cover the Uluwatu Temple tour and other renowned Bali attractions. The packages are customizable too, so what are you waiting for?

Overview of Uluwatu Temple

Location Kuta, Bali
Address Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
Timings 7 am to 6 pm

Highlights

  • Witness the unique architecture of the temple featuring stone carvings.
  • Marvel at the beautiful Uluwatu Temple sunset views.
  • Watch Uluwatu Temple Kecak Dance, performed by 70-75 male dancers around sunset.
  • The temple is dedicated to Hindu gods like Brahma, Shiva Rudra, and Lord Vishnu.

Uluwatu Temple Entrance Tickets

Here is the Uluwatu Temple entrance fee -

  • Cost of entry to Uluwatu Temple: Adults - IDR 30,000 (INR 142) per person, Children - IDR 15,000 (INR 71) per child

Note: The price is subject to change at the time of booking.

About Uluwatu Temple

Uluwatu Temple’s main feature is the Kecak dance performance. This dance style is celebrated for its artistic value and complex hand gestures. The Kecak Fire Dance is also called the “Monkey Dance” and is held regularly at the temple. Uluwatu Temple dance usually starts around 6 pm, so you must plan accordingly. 

Apart from this, the temple has many breathtaking viewpoints. We recommend you book your tickets to the dance early to save yourself a place at the amphitheater. 

Regarding architecture, Uluwatu Temple is among the top tourist destinations in Bali, displaying exquisite architecture. The unique feature is its palm-front black roofs stacked towards the temple’s back, giving it a magnificent look. You can admire the beauty of this temple from the northern or southern part.

If you are a history buff, you should know about the history of Uluwatu Temple before visiting this attraction in Bali. It has a deep-rooted heritage, and it is said that ‘Mpu Kuturan’, a Mahapahit monk established it. He was also responsible for constructing other major attractions in Bali, mostly temples.

Moreover, Uluwatu Temple was not easily accessible to the public until 1983. In 1999, lightning struck the temple, setting parts of it aflame. Afterward, it was restored and repaired, and today, the temple stands as an epitome to be admired by travelers worldwide.

Interesting Facts about Uluwatu Temple

  • Uluwatu Temple is one of the six spiritual pillars of Bali. 
  • The temple has a unique architecture of palm-front black roofs stacked towards the temple’s back.
  • Wearing a sarong and a sash is necessary as a visitor, which can be hired at the temple’s entrance. 
  • Kecak Fire Dance is performed every day before sunset.
  • There is no public mode of transportation to reach Uluwatu Temple.

FAQS About Uluwatu Temple

Q: What is one of the special things about Uluwatu Temple?

Ans: Uluwatu Temple is at the edge of a cliff, overlooking the Indian Ocean. Stone architecture is one of the special features of Uluwatu Temple, and archaeological remains found at the site suggest it dates back to the 10th century.

Q: What time should I visit Uluwatu Temple?

Ans: Visit Uluwatu Temple in the evening to witness the delightful sunset and watch the Kecak Fire Dance.

Q: Where do I go after Uluwatu Temple?

Ans: Here are some places to visit near Uluwatu Temple-

  • The Grey Spa Bali (5 km away)
  • Uluwatu Beach (2.6 km away)
  • Malini Agro Park (500 m away)
  • Suluban Beach (2.5 km away)
Q: How many days should I spend in Uluwatu?

Ans: 2-3 days are enough to spend in Uluwatu and explore the top attractions like Padang Padang Beach, Nyang Nyang Beach, and Suluban Beach.

Q: What time is the dance at Uluwatu Temple?

Ans: Uluwatu Temple dance time usually starts around 6 pm.

Q:How to reach Uluwatu Temple from Seminyak?

Ans: Seminyak to Uluwatu Temple is about 26 km away. A taxi is the best way to reach the temple in about 1.5 hours.