This unique Uluwatu temple is set upon a cliff 70 metres high jutting out above the blue waters of Indonesia in the island of Bali, where heaven encounters earth.

The Temple

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This Uluwatu temple in Bali is in Pecatu and is also known by another name Luwur Temple and is considered the spiritual pillar in the island of Bali. This temple is said to protect the island from evil entities. Most Balinese temples face south or a westerly direction but not in the case of the Uluwatu temple which faces east.


What attracts most people to the Uluwatu Temple is its spectacular location. The temple is located on top of a cliff at the edge of a plateau that is located 250 feet above the Indian Ocean.


There are plenty of Bali luxury villas that offer tours to visit this gorgeous temple. The Alila Villas Uluwatu is a great choice to combine comfort and ease of access to stunning attractions such as the beautiful Uluwatu Temple.

Dress Codes Etiquettes

Visitors to the temple should be appropriately dressed in sarong and generally, the ideal time to visit is before dusk giving visitors the opportunity of witnessing fire dancers performs from 6.00 – 7.00 in the evening with the setting sun in the background.

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.