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Pura Luhur Uluwatu is an ancient Temple by the sea, and is sometimes called the cliff-hanging temple. Some say the Temple guards the south coast of Bali, and I for one could feel its inner strength. It is a magnificent site up high-on-a-cliff, and an offering of prayer could take you ‘higher.’
It has “guarded” the kingdom since the 11th century, and is one of the most well-preserved yet ‘touristy’ sights of the island. One can see some astonishing sights out here – including the very crafty, goggles-snatching monkeys! The highlight of my visit was witnessing the Kecak dance ceremony enacting the Ramayana.
A fire burning in the center, the skies streaked purple, the sea-echoing beyond and the sun paying homage to Earth below – it was an evening to remember! If spirituality elevates one, then Pura Luhur Uluwatu is where the Temple meets the Sky!