Luhur Uluwatu Temple

Uluwatu temple cliff

The History of Luhur Uluwatu 'The Cliff Temple'

Pura Luhur Uluwatu or known as the Uluwatu temple is located on a steep rock cliff about 97 meters high above sea level at Pecatu Village, Kuta District, Badung Regency, Bali, about 30 km to the south of the city of Denpasar.
Uluwatu temple is a temple to worship God Rudra also included in Sad Kayangan Temple which is believed by Hindus as protection for the island from 9 different directions.

This temple was used as a place to worship a holy priest from the 11th century named Empu Kuturan. He handed down a rule about Traditional Village and how to applied it in Bali. and after that this temple was used to worship the next holy priest, namely Dang Hyang Nirartha, a Hindu priest from East Java who was also the bhagawanta (royal priest) of Gelgel during the golden age of Dalem Waturenggong around 1460-1550. He ended his holy journey with what is called Moksa (going to heaven without leaving the dead body) or also known as Ngeluhur in this place. This word is the origin of the name Pura Luhur Uluwatu.


In front of the temple there is a small forest called Alas Kekeran, which functions as a protection for the sanctity of the temple. And this forest is also inhabited by hundreds of monkeys, which requires visitors of this temple to be careful with their stuff because these monkeys really like stealing visitors’ belongings. They will throw back the things they stole when we throw food in return.

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Things To Do and See

uluwatu temple

The southern part of Bali is one of the best places to see the sunset in Bali. and one of them is the Uluwatu Temple.
with the location of the temple located on a cliff, making this place very amazing at sunset.

Plus the Kecak dance performance makes this place worthy of being the best sunset spot.

Kecak and fire dance held every sunset time start at 6 pm at Uluwatu temple’s stage with ocean, templeand sunset view.

The ticket cost 150.000 IDR/person and please get your local guide by clicking this button.  Home

The white monkey is albino monkey in Uluwatu temple and it was estimated that it was born around 2014.

When it was first discovered during the Covid-19 pandemic, this monkey was seriously injured because it was attacked by another monkey. they attacked it because of this monkey looked different, all its fur is white. . To avoid this, this monkey was placed in a large cage monitored by local officers.