Uluwatu Temple is located in Pecatu village, perched at the south western tip of Bukit Peninsula, where sheer cliffs drop precipitously into the clear blue sea, the temple hangs right over the edge. Uluwatu temple is built perched over the sea, this temple is one bali’s most famous sight. Uluwatu is one of Bali’s six major Sad Khayangan ( teritorial temple ), it was established in the 11th century by the Holy Priest Empu Kuturan and the Uluwatu has added by Danghyang Nirartha or famous with ” Pedanda Sakti Wawu rauh “.
Danghyang Nirartha retreated to Uluwatu for his final days, when he attained Moksa, freedom from earthly desires. Enter the temple it through unusual arched gateway flanked by statue od Ganesh. Inside, dual elephant head Ganesh figure and a Kala (evil) Head guard the second entrance archway. an open pavilion sits in the last inner courtyard, and the three tiered temple stand watch over the every edge of the cliff.
The real attraction is the location for good angle, especially at sunset, walk around the cliff top to the left or south of the temple, watch out for the local monkeys, considered sacred leap along the grey temple walls and between the trees. The late afternoon here are balmy and breezy. the sunset against a backdrop of silver waves, the dark silhouette of the temple in front of the scene. This time to take the camera and capture the unforgetable uluwatu sunset.