Perched on top of a cliff the renowned Uluwatu Temple that is also known as Pura Luhur Uluwatu is around 70 metres above the sea level and is one among the six key temples of Bali. The temple’s Balinese architecture, ancient sculptures and the scenic backdrops attract arrays of tourists throughout the year. The setting of the temple allows tourists to enjoy sunset views and the breathtaking Indian Ocean. The temple complex dates back to the 10th century. Tourists planning to visit the region could consider a stay at a renowned Bali beach resort such as Anantara Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa that gives you the opportunity to travel to this amazing cliff side marvel as well as many other tourist attractions in the region.

The forest, near the temple complex is home to hundreds of monkeys which are believed to be there to guard the temple from bad influences. Visitors to the Uluwatu temple are requested to wear appropriate clothing. The famous Kecak dance is performed at the adjacent cliff top every day amidst the stunning backdrop of the sunset.

Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.