This is an exciting short trip to visit Uluwatu Temple, the most famous Balinese temple in the southern most of Bali island with its breathtaking view of a temple on a cliff facing the Indian ocean, and stunning sunset. Uluwatu tour includes visiting Padang Padang Beach, continued by Uluwatu Temple, wellknow for its sun set and spectaculer view of steep cliff rocks, followed by watching Kecak and Fire Dance Performance in an open air theatre in temple complex. Fire Dance is a spectacular traditional Balinese dance performed by a group of people chanting “cak... cak... cak...” in diferent tones. The Uluwatu Tour will bring you to the wonderful memory with three different experiences as the feature of this package.
- Uluwatu Temple
- Padang Padang Beach
- Kecak Fire Dance
Uluwatu temple is located in Pecatu village, Kuta sub-district, Badung regency, Bali. The temple is 30 kilometers to the south from Denpasar. Uluwatu Temple, also called Luwur Temple, is one of the six ‘Sad Kahyangan’ Temples, the main spiritual pillars in Bali Island. The main part of Uluwatu temple was built by Empu Kuturan in 11th century and had been used by Dang Hyang Nirartha for meditation place in 16th century and added a new temple in front of the main temple’s yard. It is also believed that Dang Hyang Nirartha get his ‘moksha’ in the Uluwatu temple. Uluwatu Temple sits on a 70-meter-high cliff protruding above Indonesian Ocean. The temple heads east, unlike other Balinese temples which face west or south. There are hundreds of monkeys roaming along the path outside the temple. Although the monkeys look tame, visitors find them a nuisance as they often grab food off a visitor’s hand and snatch visitors’ belongings.
The entrance doors take the shape of stone ‘bentar’ gates. Standing across from each gate, there are two statues of elephant-headed men. The front part of the gate is decorated with fine relief sculpture picturing leaves and flowery patterns. Behind the gate, there are stone steps that lead to the inner court. Along the steps, trees are grown to provide shade. The views from the bottom of the water surging up against rocks and the ocean horizon are remarkable.
The Balinese Hindus believe that the three divine powers of Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva become one here. That belief results in making Uluwatu Temple a place of worship of Siva Rudra, the Balinese Hindu deity of all elements and aspects of life in the universe. Uluwatu Temple is also dedicated to protect Bali from evil sea spirits.
The inner court is an open space paved with stone floor. There is a wooden building near the north gate. To the west, across from the entrance path, there is a Paduraksa Gate that opens the path into the next inner court. Unlike the ones found outside, this stone gate is completed with roof. The door is an arch framed with an arrangement of stones.There is a sculpture of a giant head above the frame. The top of the gate looks like a crown and it is decorated with relief sculpture. The gaps between the gate and the walls are filled with a surface full of relief sculpture. There is a small rectangular court to the south that stretches out above the sea. There is a wooden construction at the end of the court that seems to be a place where people can sit and watch the ocean. Uluwatu Temple has undergone several restorations. In 1999, a lightning struck the temple and caused fire.
Padang Padang Beach
Padang Padang Beach, locally referred to as Pantai Labuan Sait, is one of Bali’s most famous surf spots, located on the north western coast of the island’s Bukit peninsula, and just a kilometre southwest of the Anantara Bali Uluwatu. This beach features an exotic setting; a simply stunning one hundred meter-long stretch of sand that is accessible down a flight of stairs through a unique hollow rock entrance. The surf has a steady set of barrels during good weather, attracting wave riders from around the world. Part of the group of world-class surf spots that line the coast of the southern paninsula, Padang Padang Beach lies several kilometres in between Bingin and Uluwatu, among which surfers usually hop to interchangeably for a different set of challenges and another thrill for the day. this beach is also a regular spot for international surfing events, the Rip Curl Padang Padang being the most frequent. Padang Padang Beach was featured as a romantic setting in the 2010 big-screen adaption of ‘Eat, Pray, Love’.
once you reach the bottom of the stairs, you are greeted by a gorgeous sight: a fringed beach with fine, white sand, blue waters and a distant horizon. There are board rentals here provided by the locals if you don’t have your own but would like to try to surf, but not good for bigginers. The shore is great for family fun and leasure, and the are local warungs on Padang Padang Beach serving light meals and refreshment. Sand castles, sunbathing, lying down with a good read under a parasol, or simply sitting back to enjoy the exotic views... all are welcome.
Kecak Fire Dance
Kecak Dance is one of the most popular dance in Bali, not known exactly where Kecak Dance originated and which was first developed, but there are some kind of agreement on the Balinese Kecak was first developed into a performing arts in the village of Bona, Gianyar, as additional knowledge Kecak was originally a song or music that is resultant from a combination sounds that make up melodies that are usually used to accompany the sacred dance Sanghyang. And can only be staged in the temple. Then in the early 1930s by artists from the village of Bona, Gianyar trying to develop a Kecak dance by taking the story of Ramayana who danced as a substitute for Sanghyang Dance so this dance could eventually be displayed in public as a performance art. Part of the Ramayana story in which the first is taken as Goddess Sita was abducted by King Ravana. Some how the dancing are normally performed to leave a messege to the audiences about Bali’s philosophy and principals.
What you need to bring
- Sunblock, camera to capture some great spots.
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Regular: IDR 400,000 / car
Inclusion: Private 7-seater van + petrol + English-speaking driver
Note: Entrance fee and lunch/dinner is not included in the price
All Inclusive: IDR 425,000 / person
Inclusion : Private 7-seater van + petrol + English-speaking driver, entrance ticket & donation, mineral water, govt. Tax.
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