Uluwatu Temple Bali Indonesia is a Hindu temple set on the south part of the Bali. Furthermore, it is one of the Sad Kahyangan Temple in Bali (six big groups of Bali Temples). Meanwhile, this temple is located in Pecatu Village, about 25 Km southerly part of Denpasar town or around forty-five minutes from the Airport.
Group of Monkeys in Uluwatu temple
The temple is standing on the coral reef about 80 meters above the sea level. Uluwatu Temple has a small dry forest where local people call it by Alas Kekeran (interdict forest). In addition, there are three group of monkeys dwelling this forest as well as other animals like a bird. The name of Uluwatu has come from the word of Ulu and Watu. Hence, Ulu means the head and Watu means the stone. Therefore, Uluwatu Temple means the temple built in the tip of the coral reef.
In the seventies and eighties, the beaches Padang-Padang and Bingin were once the destinations of dedicated surfers, and since their arrival, a cottage industry of lodging bungalows and beachside cafes has been built up.
Determined not to be subsumed into the homogeneity of other areas the characters of Uluwatu drive their businesses with a personal stamp. Uluwatu has a great vibe on the beaches on the surface, and at the bars. Looking at some of the local cafes you will see some visitors actually never left!
Uluwatu infuses everything with a distinct “away from it all” flavor. The temple is the drawcard at sunset, with daily Kecak Dance Shows in the amphitheater. Kecak Dance of a pounding group of traditionally attired men are still mesmerizing and a walk through the temple grounds. Look outwards and awards rather than at the tour busloads of tourists taking selfies to enjoy the sunset.