Pura Luhur Uluwatu
18.04.2008 - 26.04.2008 28 °C
Pura Luhur Uluwatu, located in the sounth west, rated as the most beautiful temple by the sea. It is one of the most important temples in Bali, built in the 11th century.
Pura means Temple, Luhur means great divine, Uluwatu means the land’s end of rock. It is said that this is where Dandhyang Nirartha, a well respected ancient priest who established this temple, resurrected.
We must wear sarung to enter the temple. Many vendors are selling peanuts to feed monkeys. The first trick to deal with monkeys is not to feed them. You never know how aggressive they can become when it comes to taking things off your hands.
Even Komang told us to watch out for our belongings.
Though, this fellow is rather cute.
As we track down the beaten track...
We found an interesting path...
It lead us to the top of the world, where the cow eating grass that I haven't notice it until I browsing through this group of photos.
We stayed there for about half an hour. Chatted and enjoying the breeze. Surprisingly there weren't any monkeys here.
Oversee the violent wave battling rocks and cliff.
And then we track back to the main temple. There are offerings on the altar. Some things people will always warn you not to step on it or you'll be cursed.
Komang said there's nothing like that. It's ok if you step on it, walked over it unintentionally. There's no black magic whatsoever.
A family praying in one of the temple.
As soon as we done our rounds in the temple, we made our way to lunch in the nearby coffee shop.
Alvin was dying for coffee and I'm too hungry and thirsty to be fussy. But Komang weren’t sure if it’s a good idea for us to eat where locals eat.
“You don’t want to eat in a proper restaurant? The food prepared here may not be good for your stomach, but for Balinese, it’s ok.” He said.
We told him not to worry, “We are used to it.”
Komang is interested in photography and he had been observing what Alvin been shooting. Alvin let him try and he took some really good shot!
Locals coming for prayers.
A woman observing the crowd in the nearby coffee shop.
- Photo courtesy of Damien Photography