The plan for Day 1 was to see the sunset from Uluwatu temple, but our flight got delayed and all we could do was check out some cool cafes instead for dinner.The next day, we decided we would do only the “touristy” stuff since this was our only day here.Places visited – Uluwatu Temple, a cultural park dedicated to Lord Vishnu (extremely touristy – can be skipped!) and some beaches.
In evening, we went to Uluwatu temple to see the sunset. Uluwatu is on the southern most tip of the Bali and of the most oldest temple of Bali. You need to pay an entrance fee and you will get free sarongs here.
. Uluwatu Temple, locally known as Pura Luhur Uluwatu, is one of the must-see temples in Bali, second only to Tanah Lot. The temple sits on the south-western edge of a limestone cliff surrounded by a forest, home to hordes of grey long-tailed macaques. The surf break near Uluwatu is also named after the temple, which is one of the premier surfing playgrounds on the island’s southern coast.Entrance fees : 30000 IDR FOR Adult, 20000 IDR FOR CHILD.OPENING TIME: 7AM-7PM
Enjoy the Kecak Fire Dance by natives at the cliff-top amphitheater. As the sun sets over the temple, the men dressed in a black/red/white sarong, chant as if in a trance, during the whole performance. The troupe of around 75 male dancers enter the center with extended arms and shaking hands up in the air while chanting a fast-paced, 'Chak!' (choruses repetitively). They depict five episodes from the Ramayana (Hanuman being the main protagonist).
View sunset at this cliff-side Uluwatu temple. Anyone wearing a short dress will be asked to wear a sarong.