Uluwatu Temple, one of the six important temples in Bali, is a popular tourist destination set in the stunning cliff facing the Indian Ocean.
The Uluwatu Temple, an ancient landmark which has been established in the 10th century, is famous not only for its religious significance, but also for the scenic view of sunsets and the Indian Ocean it offers its guests. The temple’s impressive Balinese architecture, intricate passageways, and ancient scriptures on display, and Kecak dance performances add to Uluwatu Temple’s appeal. The landmark’s importance to Balinese culture is evident in the belief that in Uluwatu Temple, the powers of Vishnu, Shiva, and Brahma become one.
Uluwatu Temple is located at Pecatu, South Kuta, 44 kilometres southwest from Ubud Central.
Opening Days and Hours
Temple is open from 9:00 to 18:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance fee to Uluwatu Temple is IDR 20,000 (USD 1.40 ). An additional fee of IDR 100,000 (USD 7) is charged to those who want to0 see the Kecak dance performance.
How to Get There
- From Depansar Airport, take the shuttle bus to Ubud.
- From Ubud, hire a taxi or a private car to take you to South Kuta.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
- Families with kids
Time to Spend
You can spend at least an hour exploring the temple. You can choose to stay longer if you want to see the Kecak Dance performance.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
For temple tours, it’s best to visit early to avoid large crowds. If you want to see the dance, visit the temple at around 16:30. Best time to visit is from July to September.
- Kecak Dance, 18:30
A variety of Indonesian and Western dishes are served in restaurants near Uluwatu Temple. Choose from restaurants such as Marung Benjuna, OM Burger, Buddha Soul, SIngle Fin Bali, Bukit Cafe, Suluban Grill, and Ulu Cliffhouse.
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Nearby hotels such as Artha Mulia House, Waroeng Suria, Mamo Hotel, Sandat Mas Cottages, Ashana Hotel, Le Grande Hotel, and Padang Padang Inn offer accommodations at rates ranging from USD 38 to USD 90.