This place of worship is one of the six main temples in Bali. This temple stands majestically on the cliff with a height of 75 meters above sea level, the southern tip of Bali. Based from Balinese belief, Pura LuhurUluwatu located in the southwest facing northeast. Gate of the temple is located right across from the gate at Pura Agung Besakih upgrading.
Have not found evidence of any authentic temple was first built. However, look at some of the archaeological remains in place. This temple is estimated to have existed since the 8th century. And when viewed from locations in the area of highest land from surrounding areas. Uluwatu is a strong suspicion as a sacred area in the pre-Hindu Bali. In those days, the Balinese are very confident that the highest land, such as a mountain or a hill was a sacred area. There is believed to be the dwelling place of ancestral spirits.
In some Balinese traditional historical sources, mentioned that around the 15th century Hindu priest named Dang Hyang Javanese origin Nirartha a spiritual journey along the southern shore bali. In some places impassable, he established a place of worship such as Pura Tanah Lot, Peti Tenget, Masceti, Silayukti, Sakenan, and Pura Luhur Uluwatu. For the Hindu community in Bali, Pura Luhur Uluwatu is a place of worshiping God in manfiestasi as Rudra-Shiva.
As a tourist attraction, the temple is very alluring, magical charm and exotic nature. From the right point, you can see the bridge cliffs jutting into the sea. On top of the cliffs as high as 75 meters above sea level it looks Pura Luhur Uluwatu stand gracefully. At the foot of the cliff, the waves that slammed Indian Ocean rocks, causing shiny white froth and a rumbling sound.
There are two entrances to the Pura Luhur Uluwatu the north and south entrance doors. Many friendly tour guides ready to take you around the region come from villages around the temple. Increasingly enter the temple courtyard, forest-dwelling monkey around Uluwatu are welcomed. Please be careful, these monkeys often take the goods carried by visitors.
Passing through the winding paths that limited concrete fence, you can enjoy the view of the area from one end to the other end. At this point there are some best point to see the beauty of the bridge where the cliffs Pura Luhur Uluwatu is perched. By the area manager, the point marked with a small gate where you can take pictures of the beautiful scenery more freely. At a leisurely pace, you take up to an hour to get around.
Do not rush to go home, wait until dusk. Setting sun looks so beautiful from the region. Orange glow of the sun that seemed to immerse himself into the sea to make cliffs and temples appear as a charming silhouette.
In order not to get bored, you could be waiting for dusk while waiting Kecak dance performances in a specially prepared arena. Of the show where you can also watch the spectacular sunset. The show held between the hours of 18:00 to 19:00 is usually always crowded with spectators. Therefore buy tickets as soon as possible so you can choose the most convenient place for sit to enjoy the kecak show while admiring the sunset.
Heading to Uluwatu
Uluwatu area within easy reach. Roads to tourist sites is good though not wide. If from Kuta, you can take the path to the Ngurah Rai International Airport and Nusa Dua and Uluwatu Universitas Udayana up. Alternatively, you can through other channels, namely from Ngurah Rai airport towards Nusa Dua, turn right at the intersection of three Jimbaran, joined the main road you will arrive at Pura Luhur Uluwatu.
As in other temples, this temple to get every visitor must wear neat clothes with fabric and scarves. If it does not carry, you can rent near the entrance.