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Uluwatu Temple

Jalan Katrangan, Denpasar | Bali, Indonesia
Uluwatu Temple Photo info
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  • Type: Churches/Religious Sites, Monuments and Memorials, Sightseeing
  • Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
Overall Rating: 4.5 (4.3)
Value: 4.5 (4.5)
Facilities: 5.0 (5.0)
Atmosphere: 4.5 (4.5)
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Travelers rave about Uluwatu Temple's stunning cliff-side locale and beautiful architecture. This combination is rendered only more dramatic by the crashing of waves more than 200 feet below. But don't think that you'll have this isolated sanctuary to yourself. Uluwatu Temple is popular with not only tourists and locals but also a horde of monkeys. Beware of the monkeys and the local guides—both have been known to badger visitors on occasion. As one TripAdvisor user reports, "The Uluwatu Cliffs are absolutely gorgeous; the temple is very pretty; but the monkeys are naughty and obnoxious little thieves." 

Also known as "Pura Luhur Uluwatu," this sacred site is located about 15 miles south Kuta, right along the coast. You'll need a car to reach the temple, and you should make sure to agree on a pick-up time for when you've finished your tour. The site is open daily to visitors from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for reportedly 20,000 IDR (about $2.25 USD). However, there is a traditional kecak dance performance that begins at 6 p.m. every evening. On the whole, tourists really enjoy this cultural display and don't mind paying the extra 50,000 IDR (about $5.50 USD) to watch. 

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