Bali is known as the Island of the Gods, and is a treasure chest of deep secrets and fascinating stories. With a myriad of temples dotted around the island in tribute to Bali’s Gods, the Uluwatu Temple is one of the more popular places of worship to visit. The Temple is perched on a 70 meter cliff that stands gallantly over the Indian Ocean. For those searching for a Bali Golf Resort with a dazzling sea side view, like the one offered at the temple, be sure to check some hotels in the area in particular, Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort.
The Temple was built in the 11th century by a Hindu priest known as Dang Hyang Dwijendra. As the temple surrounds a small lush forest, don’t be surprised to find dozens of monkeys casually strolling along the walls and pathways of the temple. However do keep your belongings close to you as they are known to grab bags, glasses and any food one might have in their possession. Despite this wild behaviour, the monkeys are believed to protect the temple from bad worldly influences. The locals believe that the three deities, Brahma, Vishnu and Siva join their powers at this sacred temple and become one. As the temple is perched on a cliff overlooking the beautiful ocean, it is believed that the temple protects Bali from the evil spirits that arose from the sea. The entrance to the temple is towered by stone Bentar gates next to two stone statutes of elephant- headed men.
Visitors to the temple are advised to be dressed in appropriate attire and may be required to adorn a sarong and a sash, which can be hired at the temple. Known for its breath taking views, the ideal time to visit the Temple is just before sunset, as dusk settles in and draws in the remaining sun light from the sacred temple.
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