Uluwatu Temple – A Complete Guide to Visiting

Planning a trip to Bali? This is everything you need to know

Uluwatu Temple, also known as Pura Luhur Uluwatu is a famous Balinese temple, overlooking the dramatic coastline of the Bukit Peninsula. Pura Luhur Uluwatu is perhaps the most picturesque temple in Bali (and the world). The view from the temple’s cliff top location is one not to be missed on a trip to Uluwatu. This is a complete guide to visiting Uluwatu Temple.

Parking at Uluwatu Temple

There is plenty of space to park at Uluwatu Temple.

The cost of parking is 10,000 rupees per car and 1,000 rupees per motorbike.

Uluwatu Temple Ticket Prices

30,000 rupees for an adult

20,000 rupees for a child.

Uluwatu Temple is open from 9 am – 6 pm every day for tourists. For worship purposes, it is open for 24 hours daily.

Photos from Uluwatu Temple

Getting to Uluwatu Temple Bali

Uluwatu Temple is located on the side of the cliff at Uluwatu. Follow the map below to find Uluwatu Temple.

Uluwatu Temple is one hour from Ngurah Rai Airport.

Facilities at Uluwatu Temple

You will find bathrooms and shops with snacks out the front of the main entrance.

Uluwatu Temple Dress code

To enter the temple, you need to dress appropriately. The dress code for Uluwatu Temple is a long dress, skirt, pants or sarong. If you don’t have this, you will be given a sarong upon entry to Uluwatu Temple. It isn’t required to enter, but it is respectful to cover your shoulders when visiting.

Uluwatu Temple Dance Performance

The Kecak Fire Dance is one of Bali’s most iconic art performances, famous for its dominant use of human vocals in place of gamelan instruments to accompany the dance-drama at its core. Each day at sunset, the traditional Kecak dance performance is held at Uluwatu Temple. To secure a seat, make sure you arrive early. The cost of watching the Uluwatu Temple Dance Performance is 100.000 rupees per person.

Tips for visiting Uluwatu Temple Bali

  • Take note of the Uluwatu Temple Dress code and dress appropriately to show respect – I recommend wearing long pants and covering your shoulders.
  • Sunset is the best time to visit Uluwatu Temple.
  • Beware of the cheeky monkeys – Uluwatu Temple is home to many monkeys that love to steal from the tourists. Make sure you put your sunglasses away and hold onto your belongings.

Where to stay in Uluwatu

Uluwatu has a diversity of accommodation options, ranging from budget rooms and homestays to 5-star luxury resorts. Search for suitable accommodation options in Uluwatu here.


Nearby Attractions

Uluwatu is home to stunning beaches and coastlines, world-famous surf breaks and lots of dining options. I have compiled a list of the best things to do in Uluwatu here.

Travel Insurance for Bali

I highly recommend taking out a travel insurance policy for your trip to Bali, especially if you plan on riding a bike. You never know when something might happen. I recommend world nomads. 

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Visiting Uluwatu Temple

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