We visited Bali around 2 years back but the joy & happiness of that trip is still very fresh in our minds (and that’s one of the reasons why I love travelling, for the awesome everlasting memories!!). We had many wonderful moments during the trip , but the best experience was our last evening at Uluwatu Temple.
Uluwatu is one of Bali’s key temples and stands on a high cliff. It is one of the major tourist attractions in Bali and every local we talked to recommended we visit this temple when we were in Bali. While going through my travel archives, I realized that I really got to share the magical evening with my readers & fellow bloggers.
View at Uluwatu
Uluwatu Temple is perched on a rocky cliff at the edge of the Indian Ocean and one has to walk a narrow flight of stairs to reach the temple compound. The lovely views start to emerge as one walks down the stone stairs slowly.
Uluwatu temple is dedicated to Monkey God and there are many monkeys roaming freely in & around the temple compound and they have a particular penchant for spectacles & ladies hairbands!! One monkey smoothly snagged of a woman tourist’s hairband from her ponytail as we watched. The husband who wears a spectacle had to keep it hidden from the prying monkeys but in general, the monkeys are very genial in nature.
The views of the ocean from the edge of the rocky cliffs took our breath away. The views of the green forest on the other side of the cliff was mesmerizing too; actually we couldn’t decide which one was better!!
After walking around the temple, we came to an open air amphitheater, where a traditional balinese song & dance performance was to take place. It was a beautiful place to be, the winds, clouds and the song & dance. It was magical!!
As the performance was nearing the end, the sun also set slowly into the horizon, the soulful music & the setting sun made for the perfect moment.
When in Bali, Uluwatu is a must visit and if you take my advice, save the best for the last, like I did 🙂
~ Happy Travels ~