Uluwatu Temple, the Balinese call Pura Luhur Uluwatu is located on the “leg” of Bali, western on top of a steep hill of Bukit Peninsula, it’s a miracle that the temple still stands there on the top of a coral hill that has withstood the pounding of waves for hundreds years. Uluwatu Temple already existed in the 11th century around 1001M by Mpu Kuturan in era of King Marakata, and other source explains that Uluwatu Temple was much related with Danghyang Dwi Jendra’s voyage in spreading Hinduism to Balinese people during the 15th century (1489 M),
It was yesterday when I drove a couple of Russian to Uluwatu Temple, they interested to watch the famous Kecak Dance and enjoying the sunset. We started bit late from Mandira Hotel at 16.40, trafic at Sunset Road heading to Dewa Ruci statue was busy, so annoying. Luckily we got to the Uluwatu temple on time before sunset. We paid the entrance fee,and dressed up Balinese sarong,we got there for free, (you look like Balinese Sir, I joked)
Kecak Dance in brief;
Monkey Forest, Ubud (Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary) is a small rain forest dwelt by some group of monkeys and other tropical animals. It is strategically located in the hearth of Ubud Village, precisely located in the region of Padang Tegal Village, Ubud Sub district and Gianyar Regency, at coordinates 8° 30′ 50″ S, 115° 15′ 50″ E. Monkey Forests in Balinese language called Wanara Wana (wanara=monkey, wana=forest) have been known by the people in the island and Ubud Monkey Forest itself own very important function of the continuity the monkey habitat in Bali. Meanwhile the local community own important role to keep this forest naturally in order to all wild animals able to live smoothly.