Indonesia – Bali – Uluwatu

– 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.

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Uluwatu Temple Grounds

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Uluwatu Temple Grounds

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Uluwatu Temple Grounds

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Uluwatu Temple Grounds

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Uluwatu Temple Grounds

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Uluwatu Temple Grounds

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Uluwatu Temple Grounds

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Uluwatu Temple Grounds

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Uluwatu Temple Walkway

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Uluwatu Temple Walkway

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Uluwatu Temple Walkway

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Uluwatu Temple Grounds

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Uluwatu Temple

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Uluwatu Temple Prayer Group

Uluwatu temple is inhabited by monkeys, who are notorious for snatching the loose belongings of unsuspecting tourists.

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Uluwatu Temple Monkey

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Uluwatu Temple Monkeys

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Uluwatu Temple Monkey (see the tiny one at the bottom)

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Uluwatu Temple Monkey

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Uluwatu Temple Monkey (it stole sunglasses from an unsuspecting tourist)

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Uluwatu Temple Monkeys

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Uluwatu Temple Monkey drinking a stolen pop

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.

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Uluwatu Temple Kecak Ramayana & Fire Dance

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Uluwatu Temple Kecak Ramayana & Fire Dance

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Uluwatu Temple Kecak Ramayana & Fire Dance

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.

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For more photos of our adventure go to our flickr account here.

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