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Uluwatu Temple Bali

10 Desember 2012

When the sun sets in the west horizon, he amazing beauty on the Uluwatu Beach is getting more magnificent. Meanwhile, the impressive three-tiered Meru shrine looks so beautiful. It is a panoramic view that we can enjy on the Uluwatu Beach located on the area of Uluwatu Temple. Likewise, visitors can also see the amusing behavior of grey monkeys playing around the temple and inhabiting the forest nearby.

Uluwatu is located in Badung Regency, precisely in the South Badung, about 30 kilometer from Kuta or 25 km from Nusa Dua area. It takes about 30-45 minutes drive from Nusa Dua or Kuta, follow the road to Udayana University. Originally, the Uluwatu Temple belonged to the Kingdom of Mengwi. In the sixteenth century took place the marriage of the ancestor of Denpasar Palace, I Gusti Ngurah Pemecutan Sakti and I Gusti Ayu Agung Bongan from Mengwi Palace. Due to the marriage, the area of Dalung Daji until Pecatu was given to I Gusti Ayu Agung Bongan as legacy of giving, including the sanctum located in the region.

uluwatu bali temple

Then, in the eighteenth century was established the Denpasar Palace. Considiering Denpasar Palace was a big family, so the responsibility for temples or sanctums was finally divided. The responsibility for the Petitenget, Perancak, and Batubolong Temple was handed over to Anyar Lelangon Palace, Denpasar—and since a few years ago it had has been handed over to local customary village. Meanwhile, the responsibility for Sakenan Temple was given to Kesiman Palace.

Uluwatu Temple was built by Hindhu priest how was coming from Java Island by the sea for spreading Hindhu teaching to eastern part of archipelago about 11 century. You can enjoy exotic sunset at Uluwatu while watching Kecak & Fire Dance, a very popular dramatic dance in Bali. The story is taken from Ramayana, great Hindhu epic from India. Many tourists amazing to see this dance which start from 6 to 7 PM, however you have to be in the stage before 6 unless you could not get the seat. Ticket can be paid at the entrance stage.