Uluwatu's beach is considered one of
Bali's best surfing spots, attracting surfers from all
over the world. BEWARE … this is for experienced
surfers only. Lack of supporting facilities is not an
obstacle for tourist with adventure spirit to conquer
the waves. Uluwatu has, in recent years become equally
known as the site of the renowned surf break, which offers
real challenges (experienced surfers only) in the water,
and spectacular views from the warungs (restaurants) perched
on the cliff.
Even if you are not a surfer, Uluwatu should be on your
itinerary to visit as there are spectacular views from
the warungs (restaurants) perched on the cliff.
The ancient Pura Luhur Uluwatu temple, dedicated to the
sprits of the sea, is perched on steep cliffs which have
formed where the land ends at the South East coast of
the Island. Built in the eleventh century, the temple
is one of the oldest and most important temples in Bali.
Uluwatu Temple is a classic expression of ancient Bali
in a spectacular setting, high above the crashing waves.
This is one of the oldest and most important temples in
Bali, one of the six original 'Sad Kahyangan' (territorial)
temples on the island.
The temple was built during the era of Empu Kuturan. Empu
is a title given to someone who attains high distinction
in literature, philosophy and craftsmanship.
Several hundreds of years later, a charismatic priest
called Danghyang Nirartha was cremated here with his spirit
ascending into heaven to become whole with God Almighty.
Access is difficult (though porters are available), please
bring suitable footwear and dress with respect for the
temple. Now, a number of infrastructure developments have
been started to establish in these area. This means as
an effort to provide a good accessibility for anyone who