Famous Place : Uluwatu Temple

Travel Tips — By ntjhin on October 31, 2011 at 7:01 am
Photo credit - Thrillseeker

Photo credit - Thrillseeker

Uluwatu Temple is one of the major tourist attractions in Bali, an important temple set on a majestic cliff bank in the Southern part of Bali. The site is remarkable for its stunning view and location, perched on a steep cliff 70 meters above the Indian Ocean – sunset views over Uluwatu are truly a sight to behold.

The temple is unfortunately infested with wild monkeys and a lot of other animals, who call the forested area around the temple home. As such, tourists need to be careful as they enjoy the sights of Uluwatu. The monkeys would often snatch glittering objects such as earrings, shades or jewelleries. It is best to simply leave these glittering objects behind, but even if the monkeys do grab hold of them, the locals would usually be able to get them back for you by exchanging the item with fruits or foods. You would naturally have to tip the local, approximately between Rp20,000 to Rp50,000 (around USD2 to USD5).

Uluwatu Temple is one of Bali’s nine key directional temples, having been constructed in the 11th century by a Javanese sage. There is a small entrance fee of Rp6,000 (approximately USD0.75) and you will need to be dressed appropriately to enter. Please inquire if your attire is appropriate, or if you’ll need to use the sarongs and sashes (available for free) to cover up before entering.