"Uluwatu - it's about Sunset" Uluwatu by myspices
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Yes, we went there specifically for the sunset - Uluwatu, more appropriately Pura Luhur Ulu Watu, is known for the bursting sunset with the temple perched at the edge of a cliff as the backdrop.
Pura Uluwatu, located at the tip of southwestern tip of the peninsula, is one of the most frequented and important sea spirited temples, another being the Tanah Lot temple. The 11th century temple was built by the Javanese priest Empu Kuturan and further by Nirartha, another Javanese priest.
The Pura Luhur Ulu Watu, perched on top of a almost 90 degrees cliff top appears to be so picturesque. Tourists are not allowed to enter the pura but you can climb up the slopes towards the pura and enjoy the breeze and the scenery near the compounds of the pura. Usually at about 6pm, you will find that the surroundings of Uluwatu being crowded with tourists, each hoping to get the glimpse of the beautiful sunset which Uluwatu is renowed for. On a good weather, sunset is at 6.30pm and will last till 7pm. We were lucky that we had a good share of the colourful sunset on our day of visit.... How blessed!
Uluwatu being known not only for the sunset but for the "notorious" monkeys...beware of your ear-rings, hair bands, spectacles and chains. These monkey are "street-snatchers" - they can become very notorious and fierce!
- Pros:you want to feel romantic again ? - Go Uluwatu
- Cons:beware of notorious monkeys
- In a nutshell:ah... it is really a "postcard" - awesome!
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