Uluwatu Temple is one of the popular attractions are located on Bali island. The temple located in Pecatu Village, Kuta Sub-district, Badung Regency, about 25 km to the south of the tourist area of Kuta located at the Southwest tip of the island, relatively affordable location of other tourist places. This temple was built on a steep rock with a height of about 70 meters, with the position of the reef jutting into the sea ( Indonesia Ocean ).Uluwatu Temple serves as a place of worship of Lord Rudra and is believed by Hindus as a buffer from 9 of the wind or called Pura Sad Kahyangan.
Uluwatu temple is very famous for its beautiful sunset. At the location of the temple every day Kecak dance performance is held against the background of sunset make a spectacular show, with dancers accompanied by a group of men numbering about 50 people. If you do holiday on the island, you have to enjoy the sunset at Uluwatu and Kecak dance entertainment .
According to Papyrus Kusuma Dewa, this temple was founded at the instigation of MPU Kuturan around the eleventh century, as a place to lose the teachings of traditional village with all the rules and then this temple used to worship by a holy priest named Dang Hyang Nirartha, a priest from Java, who came to spread the valuable teachings of religion in 1546 AD, ie during the reign of Dalem Waturenggong in Gelgel.
How to get there
If you want to visit Uluwatu Temple, you can follow the tour package, because usually Uluwatu Temple will go into travel plans with other tourist attractions in the southern part of Bali island. In addition, you can rent a car with a driver and you can decide the attractions of your choice . If you already know the route or path to the sights then you can drive itself.