This ancient temple is located not far from Kuta on the southwestern tip of Bali, perched on a towering beach cliff. At the Uluwatu Temple, one of the temples of the nine direction in Bali, the Ganesha statue welcomes visitors who come to enjoy spectacular views, observe the behavior of wild monkeys, or watch traditional Balinese dances at sunset. Uluwatu is among the most popular of more than 1,000 temples in Bali. An afternoon tours to Uluwatu Temple are often combined with fresh seafood dinners on Jimbaran Beach.
Visit to this Balinese Hindu temple is a must for visitors who come to Bali for the first time. Sarung available for rent at the entrance to the temple complex. Visitors are expected to be careful with wild monkeys that live around temples and often visit temples, they are known to be able to seize jewelry, cameras and other items.
Uluwatu Temple is located about 45 minutes from Denpasar Ngurah Rai Airport by road. The easiest way to get there is by guided tours, but it is also possible to go there by taxi from Denpasar, Sanur, Kuta, Ubud or other places. Beautiful views of the sunset over Jimbaran Bay and the Indian Ocean make dusk visits the most popular but a crowded time to visit Uluwatu Temple. If you want to explore the temple area with a quieter atmosphere, plan to visit early. The temple is quite crowded just before the sunset until the end of sunset which is getting dark.
The temple located on a cliff is not the only attraction of Uluwatu. This area is also famous for its white sandy beach. Because of the strong currents of the sea, the beaches here are not safe for swimming, Padang Padang Beach and Jimbaran Beach attraction.