Overlooking the scintillating coastline in Uluwatu, the Pura Luhur Uluwatu has won fame as being a Balinese sea temple of exquisite beauty which is found in the village of Pecatu. Those holidaying in Uluwatu would do well to stay at an Ubud hotel in the vicinity that will offer easy access to this attraction. Uma Bali which is categorised as a luxury retreat Bali has to offer is worth considering.
The shrine which proudly projects itself on a high promontory is one of Bali’s most beautiful and alluring temples to visit. Although access to the inner temple premises is restricted to Hindus, the place is well worth visiting for it will offer you breathtaking vistas of the surroundings. Hewn out of solid black coral rock the temple is one such shrine that has been dedicated to the spirits of the sea. Those visiting this sacred ground will be able to enjoy views of stone carvings which have stood the test of time. Believed to have been built in the 11th century, Pura Luhur Uluwatu is the dwelling place of Bhatana Rude who is the god of the elements and cosmic forces. Considered as one of the 6 directional temples in Bali, the place is best enjoyed during sunset where one may watch the traditional performance of the ‘kecak’ which is a local dance that has been perfected by the locals.
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