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Uluwatu Temple (Pura Luhur Uluwatu)

Listed under Temples in Bali, Indonesia.

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  • Photo of Uluwatu Temple (Pura Luhur Uluwatu)
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The Pura Luhar are Bali’s ‘high temples’ – the most important and sacred places on the island. Uluwatu is one of the oldest Pura Luhar on Bali, and is perched on a cliff-top at the island’s most south-westerly point. Built to protect the island from the evil spirits of the ocean, the temple presides over a 250 foot cliff drop and the tumultuous waters beneath. It’s possible – and highly recommended – to watch the sunset from the temple, and there are traditional Kecak dance performances at around 5pm every day. There’s also a lively babble of monkeys roaming around the temple complex – they’re interesting to look at, but keep your sunglasses in your pocket and a tight grip on your camera.

Written by  Eleanor Dean.

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This temple and the Kecak Fire Dance is a must see if you go to Bali...watch out for the monkeys...they can be feisty and you should watch your glasses and stay away from the walls where they climb... the dance is wonderful at sunset when it is held. Visiting all the temples is a thing you should experience..they have wonderful dances in them...

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