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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 ...

Pura Batu Bolong

The small pagodas of the modest Balinese temple Pura Batu Bolong are perched at the end of a rocky volcanic promontory that leaps seaward into the Indian Ocean and is a family favorite spot to watch the sunset. The name comes from the rock underneath the temple pierced with a natural hole, Batu Bolong, literally means 'rock with ...

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. ...

BESAKIH TEMPLE (PURA BESAKIH)

Built in the 14th century on the south slopes of Mt. Agung, Pura Besakih, also known as the Mother Temple is the biggest and holiest temple in Bali. Perched nearly 1000 meters up the side of Gunung Agung, it is an extensive complex of 23 separate but related temples. The largest and most important temple of this complex is Pura ...

Ulun Danu Temple - Beratan Bedugul Lake

The crater lake 'floating' temple of bali dates back to the late 1663 and is situated on the edge of lake Bratan in Bedugal. This water temple used for worshipping the Hindu trinity Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva and Dewi Danu the water goddess of Balinese Hindu's, lies  just north of Bali where the weather is cold and the villas have ...

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