Land's Holy End
Pura Luhur Uluwatu caps the steep rocky cliffs of Bali's southern shore. The spectacularly perched temple is one of Bali's holiest locations as it is one of the nine directional temples believed to protect the historically Hindu island from evil spirits. The placement of the temple high above the pounding surf below makes this temple the most beautiful of the main Balinese sacred sites. The hollow waves breaking at the base of the promontory are regarded as world class and highly sought after by skilled surfers. Sunset creates a magical atmosphere at the temple as the cliffs take on gold and orange hues and the ocean with its rolling waves shimmers and glistens in the receding sun's final rays. From Kuta Beach, Uluwatu is about 18 km south towards the Bukit Penninsula. Beware of the feisty macaques guarding the entrance!