Uluwatu Temple Sunset And Kecak Fire Dance Tour

Why should you join the Uluwatu Temple and Kecak Fire Dance Tour? The Uluwatu Temple, originally named the Luhur Watu Temple, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bali. You may go to Kuta Beach for sunbathing or go to Tanjung Benoa for water sports. Meanwhile, if you prefer cultural and religious tourism, the Uluwatu Temple is the best choice.

The unique thing about the temple is its location. It is built on the top of a high limestone cliff of 97 meters. The cliff itself protrudes into the sea area, making the tourism activity feels more challenging. The landscape around is also heavenly. Of course, the temple's background is the blue ocean. People love visiting the temple to watch the scenic sunset.

If you have a chance to go to Bali, make sure to spend your time visiting the temple. Many things are to enjoy here, not only the beautiful scenery but also a spectacular show. So, here are some highlights of the Uluwatu Temple.

Surfing in Padang Padang Beach

Not too far from the Uluwatu Temple, there is a beach with a big wave. Padang Padang Beach. Indeed, the name may not be as popular as Kuta or Sanur Beach. But in the realm of surfers, the beach is quite famous for conquering the waves.

If you want to practice surfing, Padang Padang Beach is one of the most ideal places. Although the wave is big and strong, it is considered not dangerous. Sure, you must bring a trusted and professional trainer to prevent any possible accident from happening.

One more thing, the scenery of the beach is also wonderful. It is okay to just walk along the coast and take some pictures there. You can just walk down the stairs from the temple to the beach. It only takes a few minutes.

Watching a Spectacular Sunset View

Sunset is beautiful for sure. But it will look more spectacular if you watch it in the right places including the Uluwatu Temple. The temple faces the west making people easily enjoy the twilight. The great Indian Ocean as the background of the temple just adds to the beauty of the landscape.

Every day, thousands of tourists spend their time in the Uluwatu Temple just to watch the Golden Sunset. The traditional nuance and culture make the atmosphere more unforgettable. Well, if you have a chance to watch the sunset in Uluwatu, don’t forget to immortalize the moment. It will be one of the greatest experiences in your life.

Watching a Unique Kecak Dance

Bali has some traditional dances with valuable meanings and philosophy. Well, the Kecak Dance is one of them. The Dance is performed by dozens of male dancers who sit down in a round pattern. They Dance while spelling a certain rhythm “cak, cak, cak” while raising their hands.

Their costumes are simple but also typical. They are topless and wearing a Balinese checker-motive cloth on the waist. Some dancers act as characters in Ramayana such as Rama, Shinta, Rahwana, and Hanoman.

Usually, 50 dancers dance although in some performances the number is more than that. Some dancing clubs in Bali even have broken some records by dancing with hundreds or even thousands of dancers.

Aside from the “cak, cak, cak” music uttered by the dancers’ mouths, sometimes, musical instruments are played along with their dancing. A dancer plays a role as the leader to bring the first note to let other dancers spell the “cak” music.

This dance is also often called the Sanghyang ritual as there are properties like the fire or live coals. That’s why people also name it the Kecak Fire Dance. Other properties such as Cambodian flowers, bracelets with bells, masks, and offerings bring more sense of the magical and sacred.

The dance is performed in Uluwatu every day or based on the schedule made by the management. It is commonly conducted in the evening around 6 to 7 pm. There are reasons why the dance is performed in the area of the Uluwatu Temple. Not only attracts tourists, but the dance also delivers Hindu values that relate to the rituals in the temple.

Learn More about Balinese Culture with a Professional English-speaking Guide

Visiting Bali seems not complete without learning about the rich Balinese cultures and traditions. When in the Uluwatu Temple, make sure to hire a professional guide to explain about traditions and rituals there.

There are interesting facts about the temple. It is starting from the first establishment which is predicted to happen 1000 years ago to the background of why it is built on the top of the cliff. With a professional guide, your trip to Bali will be safer, more meaningful, and more knowledgeable.

The Itinerary of The Uluwatu Temple Tour

After being picked up at the hotel in the morning, the first destination is Padang-Padang Beach. It continued with climbing the cliff to explore the temple and watch the sunset. The trip ends with watching the Kecak Fire Dance show.