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ULUWATU TEMPLE (PURA ULUWATU)

ULUWATU TEMPLE (PURA ULUWATU)

Together with Pura Tanah Lot, Pura Uluwatu is the most recognizable symbol of Bali.

It is believed that a smaller temple existed before, but it was expanded during the 11th century. The temple protects Bali against the evil spirit of the ocean. Pura Uluwatu is striking, not only by its beauty, but foremost for its location:

The temple is perched up on a 70 meters cliff on the ocean. The best time to visit is at sunset, when the sun meets the ocean in a green, orange, and red symphony of shadows and light. Sarong and Sash are available at the entrance.

Once again, beware of the monkeys! They are very cute furry balls, but also some pretty gifted stealers. So put your glasses in your pocket, avoid wearing earings and hold firm to your camera or anything you have: Even though there are warnings on the site, they are fast and your stuff will be gone in a blink of an eye.

As you will see, they are encouraged by the locals:

As you will helplessly see your precious glasses on that nice HD camera disappear in the habile hands of a monkey while mentally cursing yourself for your lack of attention, they will ask you for a little reward to help you, and feeding bananas to the monkeys in return of your stolen treasures. A capitalist circle of virtue, so to speak!

Always wear a sarong and sash. You can usually rent one at most temple’s entrance, or buy one if you want to keep it as a souvenir Do not walk in front of people when they are praying. Do not use flash or point your camera at the priest's face. Never sit higher than the priest or the offerings. During cremation ceremonies, do not ...

TANAH LOT TEMPLE (PURA TANAH LOT)

Pura Tanah Lot, located in Tabanan (20 km away from Denpasar) is one of the seven sea temples of Bali. Each one was built within eyesight of the next and form a chain along the south-western coast of the island. Proudly perched on an off-shore rock shaped by centuries of ocean tireless fury, Tanah Lot has been part of Balinese mythology for ...

A name that must have given cold sweats to many Balinese of the 18th century until the 1940’s! The Royal Court of Justice in Semarapura was the place where serious offenses were judged. Semarapura used to be the capital of Bali when it was a kingdom. Most royal families are from the Klungkung area, who played a vital role in the ...

Taman Ayun Temple is a landmark in the village of Mengwi, Badung regency, which is also known as the Royal Temple of Mengwi. It is one of the most known and important temples on the island. This temple complex displays incredible traditional architectural features, made even more charming by the extensive garden landscapes and ponds. ...

Tirta Empul Temple is a holy spring water temple located in Tampak Siring Village, in Gianyar, 40 km from Denpasar. This holy place is said to have holy power and is a place for pilgrimage.      This temple was built in 962 A.D. during the Warmadewa dynasty, at this site that had a large water spring. The temple was ...

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