Uluwatu Temple (Pura Uluwatu) is one of Balis six directional temples (Sad Kahyangan) and Uluwatus only site of significance. More remarkable than the temple itself is its location, perched on a steep cliff 70 meters above the roaring ocean waves. There are more steep headlands on either side, and sunsets over Uluwatu are a sight to behold.
The temple was first used for worship by the holy 11th century priest, Empu Kuturan, who came to Bali to bring religious law and to form Desa Adat (traditional villages). Filled with the scent of frangipani blossoms and is also the home of friendly monkeys. Balinese people beleives the temple can guards Bali from evil spirits from the South West, in which dwell major deities, in Uluwatu\'s case; Bhatara Rudra, God of the elements and of cosmic force majeures.
Uluwatu mean the head of stone. Uluwatu lies at the southern tip of Bali in Badung Regency. Dedicated to the spirits of the sea, the famous Pura Luhur Uluwatu temple is an architectural wonder in black coral rock, beautifully designed with spectacular views.