Uluwatu Tempel - Uluwatu Temple

Uluwatu Temple, Bali 2008

The Uluwatu Temple or Pura Luhur Uluwatu is one of the six main temples of Bali, which are regarded as the spiritual pillars of Bali. It is known for its grandiose position on the top of a cliff, about 70 meters above the sea. Like Tanah Lot, the Uluwatu Temple is famous for its exceptional sunsets.

In the small forest at the entrance are hundreds of monkeys. They are believed to protect the temple from bad influences. The serpentine path to the temple is secured by a stone wall to the sea.

Inscriptions mention that the construction of the Uluwatu Temple by Mpu Kunturan, a Majapahit monk who was also involved in the building of some other significant temples in Bali such as the Pura Sakenan in Denpasar. By 1983, the temple is hard to access and a lightning strike in 1999 set fire to parts of the temple.

 

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