This is a good tourism product: sunset
+ traditional dance + old temple. All give an unique blend of
performance. In peak season, the performance is everyday, starting
from 17.00 pm until 19.00 pm. However, in low tourist session,
the performance is only once a week, mostly at every Friday. To
get in, you have to enter the Uluwatu temple complex, To see the
performance, on our packages Uluwatu sunset tours included Ketcak
show and dinner in in Jimbaran (fress sea food)
It's a classic love story of Rama and Shinta.You
can find similar dance performance at Ubud. Although the visualization
of burning Hanuman is more creative here in Uluwatu.
here is detail info:
Ulu Watu is a small town at the very southwest corner of Bali,
atop the high cliffs overlooking the western coast of the Bukit
Badung. The town's primary attraction is the Pura ("temple")
Luhur Ulu Watu, perched at the very edge of the high cliffs. The
Pura is accompanied by a 'monkey forest', a natural reserve of
Indonesian macaque monkeys living in the wild among the Hindu
monks living on the ground.
As with many of the temples on Bali, the Pura Luhur Ulu Watu
occupies the most prized patch of turf, in this case the very
edge of a cliff jutted well out to the ocean. The Pura is clearly
seen in this photograph -- a Christmas tree-shaped structure at
the leftmost point of the cliff.
The view from here is incredible, as you can see. The cliffs
are about 50 meters high, I figured, and the water below is a
brilliant blue. There is a walkway that follows the cliff's edge
(yes, there is a wall!) from just short of the Pura to well beyond
where I was standing.
The monkeys are an attraction in of themselves. Macaques are
playful, active, and friendly. Although comfortable around humans,
they are not 'domestic', in fact they can be quite dangerous if
mistreated. Further, they move very fast and are prone to stealing
loose objects from unwary visitors. The temple has warning signs
posted in six languages outside the entrance that warn visitors
to secure all loose items -- eyeglasses, jewelry, etc.
The Pura is shown at right here, and this is the closest to it
we were allowed to go. While some temples allow visitors full
access, this one does not (presumably because millions of people
would try to crowd the advantageous, but tiny, temple ground to
get the perfect sunset shot, risking damage).
It is required that visitors wear appropriate clothing when entering
a temple ground. 'Appropriate' clothing includes sleeved blouses
and long skirts for women, and long pants /collared shirts for
men. An option, if you are wearing shorts, is to rent a 'sarong',
a cloth that wraps around the abdomen and covers the legs. Some
temples (don't recall whether or not that was the case with Ulu
Watu) require a sarong even over long pants, and others will require
you to buy the sarong, not rent. I also re-iterate the need to
heed the warnings about the monkeys... remove and secure all loose
items such as jewelry or eyeglasses, and hold handbags securely
against the body at all times. The macaques are very quick and
sneaky, and you'll never see them coming!
Ulu Watu is a short drive from Kuta Bay, jimbaran and Nusa dua,
and traffic is comparatively light. Meanwhile, and will certainly
have improved its facilities over the course of the next year.
I highly recommend a half-day visit around at 17.00 from hotel
direct to Uluwatu and don't forget to see the most popular Ketcak
dance show. Just watch out for the monkeys and ketchak show!