On 1st January, as usual, I and my family went to the temple to pray to welcome this new year, 2015. And we chose Uluwatu Temple.
It is located at the south of Bali, the farthest boundary of Bali. It takes time about 30 minutes from my house in Jimbaran, 45 minutes from Nusa 2, and an hour roughly from Kuta. To reach here, you should pass the hill road (bukit), ungasan, pecatu, then uluwatu area.
Uluwatu is one of my family’s fave temple, AWESOME! as it was built on the steep cliff surrounded by the white walls. More fabulous with the beach scenery and trees! sooo cool! 😉
Uluwatu it self has a meaning, “ulu” which means “land’s end” and “watu” means “rock” in the Balinese old language.
Uluwatu is one of six the most important temples in Bali or we call it “Pura(temple) Sad(six) Khayangan (heaven)” that protect Bali from the evil spirit of the ocean. You must use a sarong or shawl around your waist when you come in the temple area. Serious Caution! for women in menstruation period may not enter into this area.
and also, you will find many monkeys here. Be careful with your bag, earrings, sunglasses, hat, whatever the things that you bring include your slipper. And don’t ever mentioned “Monkey” here as they are really aggressive and sensitive . But don’t worry, as long as you keep your words and mind, you will safe! “Just Keep Calm and Take a lot Pictures” 😀
FYI, for Balinese, we should bring “banten” or offering everytime we go to the temple. It is the symbol of gratitude to God for his blessing so that is why the offering should be adjusted to our economy condition.
This is the building inside the temple and not all people may come into this area
This place is so amazing! either it’s view or the atmosphere that is given to us, very soothing. The sound of waves and the blowing of fresh air, far away from another noise.. Only the sound of nature!
Recommended place to visit when you are in Bali!
Hope you enjoy it! 😉