Uluwatu Temple

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The Pura Luhur, the illustrious temple of Uluwatu perched on the edge of rocky cliffs with a magnificent view over the Indian Ocean. The temple was built in the 11th century and is situated about 80 meters above the sea. It is one of nine directional temples meant to protect Bali from evil spirits. It is one of the most important sea temples in Bali. In particular, the reliefs on either side of the split gate are famous. These “wings” guard the temple. The second courtyard is Ganesha, the elephant god, to see. The temple is located right at the extreme southern tip of the island. The temple is built on a cliff, which is high above the water. From this point you can admire a beautiful sunset & kecak dance performance.Obviously, you must be dressed discreetly enter the temple. Therefore there at the entrance sarongs for rent.

 A holy priest from eastern Java, Dhang Hyang Dwijendra, then chose Uluwatu Temple to be his spiritual journey’s final worshiping place. Dhang Hyang Dwijendra or known  by name Danghyang Nirartha was the architect of Uluwatu Temple and several other temples in Bali, Lombok, as well as Sumbawa. According to the Balinese 210-day Pawukon cycle, big temple anniversary celebrations are held at the temple. The temple’s keeper, the royal family of Jro Kuta, who live in  Denpasar city, are patrons for the event.

 Pura Uluwatu was hardly accessible until 1983,and  has been struck by  lightning strike in 1999,  and  some parts of the temple was broke. The temple has had some restorations since it was first built. But today, Te uluwatu temple become famous tourist destination, with comlete facilities inside.

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Beach of Uluwatu is famous spot to surf. Start from 1972, Uluwatu become a surfing destination , due to the making  a classic surf film ( Morning of the Earth), in 1971 by Alby Falzon and David Elfick. Steve Cooney surfed the first wave in Uluwatu history, capturing it on film for the movie Morning of the Earth at age 15. After the movie’s release on 25 February 1972, Uluwatu received immediate attention from surfers as well as travelers across the globe.

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Places of interest nearby :

seafoodJimbaran Bay padang-padang beachPadang-padang Beach vhisnuVishnu Statue

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