Kecak Dance – Uluwatu
The Kecak Dance show lets you enjoy authentic Balinese culture and entertainment in a stunning setting in Uluwatu.
Kecak Dance – Uluwatu, also known as “The Monkey Dance” is a Balinese performing art that was created in the 1930s. The dance is performed by around a dozen of men who sit in rows and chant a special rhythm using the word “cak” from which the dance gets its name. The show takes place at the Uluwatu sea temple with gorgeous sunset views in the background.
Located on the southern tip of the island of Bali, Uluwatu is the location of a breathtaking sea temple. The dance takes place on the Open Air Stage at Pura Uluwatu, which is about 20 kilometres from Ngurah Rai Airport. The best mode of transport to Uluwatu is car or taxi and the trip takes around 50 minutes.
Opening Days and Hours
The show is performed every day (except the holidays of Nyepi & Pengerupukan) and takes place from 18:00 to 19:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance fee costs IDR 100,000 (USD 7) for adults and IDR 40,000 (USD 2.80) for children (below 10 years).
How to Get There
Uluwatu is accessible via a 50-minute car or taxi ride from the Ngurah Rai Airport.
Kecak Dance Uluwatu is perfect for families with children as it showcases the natural beauty of this riveting dance in front of a magical temple that has stood in Bali for centuries. Couples, solo travelers, and groups will also enjoy this spectacle.
Time to Spend
Most tourists visit this spot to watch the dance, which takes an hour. However you can come here a little ahead of time and enjoy the scenery and sunset views. In addition to the Kecak Dance, travelers can also check out the Uluwatu Temple. So you can spend a few hours here if you want to see everything.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The Kecak Dance takes place at 18:00, although it is best to arrive here at around 17:00 to enjoy the sunset views and explore a bit.
A number of local cafes that serve a variety of food and drinks can be found around the Uluwatu Temple area. Other than that, tourists can also find wide range of restaurants that serve different cuisines in a different price points in the wider area around Uluwatu.
- Blue Point Beach is just 2 kilometres from Uluwatu Temple
- Dreamland is 7 kilometres from Uluwatu Temple
A huge number of accommodation options can be found around the Uluwatu area, including budget hostels, bed and breakfasts, mid-range hotels, and 5-star resorts.
Good to Know
Before entering the Uluwatu Temple area, temple guards will ask you to put on a scarf around your waist, which is a Hindu tradition. If you are wearing shorts or a skirt that are above the knee, then you will be asked to wear a sarong.