lutwatu's beach is considered one of Bali's best surfing spots, attracting surfers from all over the world. BEWARE.... this is for experienced surfers only. Lack of supporting facilities is not an obstacles for tourist with adventure spirit to conquer the waves. Uluwatu has, in recent years become equally known as the site of the renowned surf break, which offers real challenges (experienced surfers only) in the water, and spectacular views from the warungs (restaurants) perched on the cliff.
The ancient Pura Luhur Uluwatu temple, dedicated to the sprits of the sea, is perched on steep cliffs which
have formed where the land ends at the South East coast of the Island. Built in the eleventh century, the temple is one of the oldest and most important temples in Bali. Uluwatu Temple is a classic expression of ancient Bali in a spectacular setting, high above the crashing waves. This is one of the oldest and most important temples in Bali, one of the six original 'Sad Kahyangan' (territorial) temples on the island.
The temple was built during the era of Empu Kuturan. Empu is a title given to someone who attains high distinction in literature, philosophy and craftsmanship.
Several hundreds of years later, a charismatic priest called Danghyang Nirartha was cremated here with his spirit ascending into heaven to become whole with God Almighty.