– MAY 31, 2015
Its time to cover South Kuta, which is where you will find Uluwatu. This is a Balinese sea temple built at the edge of a 70 meter high cliff which projects into the sea.
Uluwatu temple is inhabited by monkeys, who are notorious for snatching the loose belongings of unsuspecting tourists.
Just before dusk, the locals organize an event called the “Kecak Ramayana & Fire Dance”. This contains a combination of ancient ritual, dance, choir chanting, song, sunset and a cliff top setting to create a spectacular dance performance. The performance is split into 5 acts which follow the story of Rama and her lover Sita. They encounter many obstacles in their love, including magical monkeys, monsters and jealous men.
The temple and dance to follow were a combined amazing experience. This has been a great day, but now we move on to Ubud to see some monkeys up close.
For more photos of our adventure go to our flickr account here.