Uluwatu Temple-Pura Luhur Uluwatu

Uluwatu Temple, or Pura Luhur Uluwatu, one of six key temples believed to be Bali’s spiritual pillars is perched on a cliff, this ancient Hindu Temple features ocean views and hosts traditional dance shows ‘Kecak fire dance’.  Such a magnificent setting set on a cliff top, absolutely beautiful place, constantly pounded by blue waves is just a scene out of every photographer’s dream not to be missed and have to be in your Bali tour itinerary.  Our first look up a point when we create the best Bali packages and tours for you is to get you at the place with sufficient time in hand. It’s a place with a superb view from cliff-top, walks around and we don’t want that you miss anything in here.

Uluwatu Temple, Bali also very well known as a great place to see the sunset view like as the sunset view at Tanah Lot temple. So if you want to see a beautiful sunset, overlooking the Indian ocean, fantastic Balinese Hindu architecture, statue with an ancient style sculpture and Balinese Kecak and fire dance performance, then you should add Uluwatu Temple Bali on your things to do in Bali.

uluwatu temple-bali temples-bali tours-grouptoursbaliThe nightly performance is very popular here at Uluwatu.  The performance is called a ‘Kecak dance’, an onomatopoeic title for the sound of the chant. It’s based on a traditional Balinese ritual but was actually created by a German man in the 1930s and based on the famous epic Hindu story of the Ramayana.

Kecak Dance:

Thirty or so bare-chested Indonesian men sway with the rhythm. They’re sitting on the ground in a circle – and in the middle, the drama is unfolding. Two young princes; a demon king; a damsel in distress; a mischievous monkey. They all play their parts in the ring of unceasing scintillation.

Dress Code & Sunset Uluwatu Temple

uluwatu temple-bali temples-bali tours-grouptoursbaliTo enter the temple, you need to wear certain dress code.

  • Women:  Should wear a sarong (clothes that wrap from waist to ankle), Kebaya and need to tie a scarf or a sash on the waist. Please note, woman during menstruation, are not allow entering the temple area.
  • Men: Should wear a sarong, a shirt, a scarf or a sash tied around the waist and Udeng (Balinese headdress create from elaborately folded clothes).

You do not need to buy the sarong or scarf if you have forgotten to bring it because you can rent it at the entrance ticket counter.

Opening hours from 09:00 – 18:00. However, for those who want to pray at the temple, is open for 24 hours. Public facilities are available, but the public facilities like toilet are not in the temple area.

Kecak Dance Uluwatu Schedule


One of the best things to see at Uluwatu temple is the Kecak and a fire dance performance, which performs from 18:00 – 19:00. The Kecak dance Uluwatu schedule presents on a daily basis at the stage that takes place on nearby cliff-top. To watch Kecak and fire dance at Uluwatu, you need to pay Kecak ticket show IDR 100.000 / person.