Pura Luhur Uluwatu which was built in the 11th century is a Balinese sea temple that was meant to protect Bali from the evil spirits that surrounded it. About 45 minutes from the main town, Pura Luhur Uluwatu temple is located in the village of Pecatu, which is in the southern district of Bali. The temple gets its name from Luhur, meaning ‘divine’ and Uluwatu meaning ‘rock’ which is translated from an ancient tongue. Known to be the most visited and spectacular temple in the island, this destination is no doubt a favourite among many travellers.
The temple’s architecture is such that the inner sanctum, known as ‘Pura’ is perched magnificently on the edge of a cliff so steep it looks like it might fall off at any moment. This cliff is said to tower over surf breaks which are also a famous phenomenon on the island. Pura Luhur Uluwatu is believed to be one of the six most important temples in the area as it guards the island. The view of Pura Luhur Uluwatu is best enjoyed from the southern and northern points of the area, though the temple is so beautiful, it would look spectacular from any angle. As much as this structure is sought after in its strength of worship, it is also the most visited temples for its view.
Take the hill road when paying a visit and check out the unfinished monuments alongside it with the fantastic houses as well. Bali is definitely a place that one has to visit for there is so much to do! Finding a resort in Nusa Dua is not a difficult task so look for a great luxury resort in Bali to stay at. Something like the Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali would of course be ideal. Do not forget to take advantage of the surf breaks and surf around in the beautiful waters. Also idle about in the sunset at Uluwatu as it is a definite must see in the area. You might also remember that there are monkeys here who think everything is a game, so keep your belongings close and enjoy your stay in Bali!
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday. Google+