Most Fascinating Attractions in Uluwatu, Bali – A Must Visit Location

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Bali is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. With its beautiful beaches and iconic landmarks, Uluwatu in Bali is said to be quite popular. Here are some attractions you can’t miss out on.

The Uluwatu Temple

Located on the Southwestern ridge of a limestone cliff surrounded by trees, Pura Luhur Uluwatu in the local language is only second to Tanah Lot in the western coast of Tabanan regency. The waves that crash against the rocks here make up one of the main surfing grounds in Uluwatu. The Kecak dancers that perform in the evening in the open-air amphitheatre are the perfect finishing touch to the golden sunset background.

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Michelle Maria, Bali, Indonesia Uluwatu Temple – panoramio (3)CC BY 3.0

Garuda Winsu Kencana

‘GWK’ for short, the project lies half complete in the Jimbaran hills. The project includes a half-built statue of the Hindu God Vishnu and his guardian Garuda the eagle. The structures are 145 meters in height and is one of the world’s tallest attractions.

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Rollan Budi from Kuta, Bali,, Indonesia, Garuda Wisnu KencanaCC BY-SA 2.0

Kecak fire dance

Also called ‘the monkey dance’ or the ‘fire dance’ the performance tells the story of Rama, Sita, and Ravana. The dance does not include any musical accompaniment, rather the rhythm is chanted in a chorus by the dancers themselves. The dance is best enjoyed at the open-air theatre close to the Uluwatu Temple in the sunset.

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muhd rushdi samsudin from johor + terengganu, malaysia, Hanoman Kecak Dance Uluwatu sunsetCC BY-SA 2.0

Padang Padang Beach

Known locally as Pantai Labuan Sait is a quiet little beach that is much loved by surfers and beach lovers alike. Pandang Padang beach is a few minutes away from Bali beach resorts, like the luxury hotel Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort in case you’d want to head over on your holiday in Bali. There are small boutiques opened by the beach to serve snacks, drinks and rent surfboards too.

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Alexey Komarov, Padang Padang Beach – panoramio (1)CC BY 3.0

Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+

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