Uluwatu Temple is another sacred destination in Bali much famous for its sea facing sunset view. Uluwatu Temple is also known as Pura Uluwatu is one of the oldest visiting sites in Bali, which date back to the 11th century. Situated at the cliff edge above 250 feet in the Indian ocean, in Uluwatu of the south Kuta province, this spiritual point is the best place for those looking for some quiet moments. With five other temples considered as an important spiritual destination of Bali, this temple is surely the place for the attainment of inner peace.
This temple encloses a rich historical and mythical facts of its existence. The name Uluwatu in Balinese composed of two words Ulu means land top and Watu stands for rock. According to the believers, Majapahit monk Mpu Kunturan was the person who commenced the construction of this magnificent temple. However, it was Javan priest, Dhang Hyang Dwijendra designated as the actual draftsman of this temple, who attained Moksha here. The main three Hindu deities, Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva unite to become one. The royal Jro Kutta family is the care taker of this temple who celebrates its grand anniversary, twice a year. The most favorable time duration to visit this beautiful spiritual attraction is when the sun was about to set. Tourist, wearing decent clothes, can enter this temple after paying the nominal entry charge. The temple is also an inhabitation of a large group of monkeys, often create trouble for the visitors, therefore, to lure them it is advisable to carry peanuts and fruits.
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