Bali Shanti - Visit One of Bali’s Finest Spots, the Uluwatu Temple and Enjoy the Marvelous Kecak Dance
Today, visit one of Bali’s finest spots, the Uluwatu temple. Pura Luhur Uluwatu, to give it its full name, is one of the oldest temples in Bali and is perched precipitously on top of a cliff face on the southwest point of the peninsula. Lying 250 feet above the sea, the temple has fantastic views overlooking the Indian Ocean and you can be mesmerized for hours just watching the huge swells roll in and crash against the cliffs below you. You might even be lucky to see dolphins below playing in the waves. The history of the ornate temple will be explained by your guide and you can take a walk along the cliffside path to get another view of one of Bali's most iconic sights. Afterward, you will enjoy the marvelous Kecak dance. The Kecak dance is taken from the Hindu epic Ramayana, which tells the story of Prince Rama and his rescue of Princess Sita, who has been kidnapped by the evil King of Lanka, Rahwana, and somehow with the help of the white monkey army, Rama rescues his wife and defeats the evil Rahwana. It is unusual because it has no musical accompaniment like many other Indonesian dances do, instead, a troupe of over 50 men serve as the chorus, providing the music for the story in a series of constant vocal chants that change with the mood of the actors and making a wondrous cacophony of synchronized "Chak-Achak-Achak" clicking sounds while swaying their bodies and waving their hands. After the performance, a short drive will bring you to Bumbu Bali restaurant to enjoy a Balinese rijstaffel dinner.
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