Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Uluwatu Temple @ Bali, Indonesia

We made our way to Uluwatu Temple right after we landed, so I was pretty psyched up! Wohoo! I just landed at Bali (Oops! Lawl, major typo error here. Typed Bangkok, LOL! Thanks Jenn for the heads up xP) and we're already going somewhere. It took us about 45 minutes to reach the temple.

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This is the grand entrance to the temple. Funny thing I noticed about Bali is that the main entrances from the road are not grand at all. In fact it was just a small left turn by the road and *bam!* you're at Uluwatu Temple.

I think that its nice that they do not have glaring neon signs that say "Welcome to Uluwatu Temple". Takes away all the authenticity. There are also no highways in Bali. Driving in Bali is like driving back to your kampung-one lane ROADS and such.


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The sun was about to set. The visit is timed in a way that we would still have time to rush to the beach for sunset dinner afterwards.


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Japanese tourists are everywhere! Here is where we are served 'pisang goreng' (banana fritters). Hmm...must be really precious because all we got was 1 piece each! LOL


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These people were eating exactly 1.5 metres from the cliff edge. One wrong step and *whoosh* goodbye my friend.


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View of the garden. This is one of the wedding hotspots. Looks perfect huh =D Invite me if you ever happen to have your wedding there!


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Peeing Statues (self-named) next to the swimming pool. Yes! There is a swimming pool directly next to the restaurant. Looks great but no privacy. Its hard to de-stress I guess, with 40-50 people looking at you while eating their pisang goreng.


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Nice refreshing Coke by the pool. Those are Ovira's crocs by the way.

And finally the view from the edge of the cliff. Sun was at the perfect angle to give some flare. I would love to stay there, sit, and enjoy the view as long as can, but the sunset dinner awaits! So, I had to reduce a little 'gazing' time.

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18 comments:

  1. Dude, you landed in "Bangkok" but you're visiting temples in Bali? hahahahaha....

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  2. Jenn, ahhahh LOL! Just changed it.

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  3. hey...posting from Bali? Or are you back?? Nice posts...more please?

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  4. AY, I came back on Monday so these are what I took during the trip! Glad you like the post =D

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  5. I thought this place's supposed to be crowded with monkeys? That's why I headed to Tanah Lot instead. Hhhmmm...

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  6. Jed, funny thing you mentioned that. The tour guide did warn us about the monkeys but I did encounter any during my visit. We went to Tanah Lot the next day which was really nice too. Great view and nice market.

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  7. bali is such a nice place and your pics just enhance it:)

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  8. Kelvin, happy to know that you enjoyed the pics. Visit Bali someday (if you havent already). Really awesome place!

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  9. Wow! What amazing photos, Stanley! So that's where the Japanese tourists are going now. Hawaii's tourist trade is hurting due to less Japanese tourists coming to the islands.

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  10. Great pictures! As you would come to expect from Stanley anyway.

    More stories dude!

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  11. wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!
    the last photo really made me "woah!" And I love the second photo as well! It's overexposed in an artistic way! Very nice! =)

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  12. Chien, hahahah such high compliments. Thanks =D

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  13. woahhh last picture damnn nice!

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  14. Ewin, thanks man. Its even better when you're there. Visit Bali if you get the chance =D (and yes! Bali government, you can pay me for advertising your island)

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  15. Whoa, nice post and pics Stanley! With this, it makes me more positive to visit Bali. Just waiting to buy a few more lenses b4 my trip :)

    David

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  16. David, thanks! HAhah glad you like the pics. Bali IS an awesome place to visit. Having fun people along the trip helps too. Thanks for dropping by!

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  17. Absolutely love the sunset tree pic

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  18. wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!
    the last photo really made me "woah!" And I love the second photo as well! It's overexposed in an artistic way! Very nice! =)

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