The daytrips program of Uluwatu tour is an excursions that we believe will make you happy because the main places to be visited on this tour are two beautiful beaches in Bali that are very popular, namely the Pandawa beach and Padang Padang beach. On these two beaches you can swim, sunbathe, enjoy the waves or just sit back and take pictures with a beautiful beach background. Besides having fun on both beautiful beaches, you will also be invited to visit GWK or better known as Garuda Wisnu Kencana. This is a cultural park that has several interesting angles as well as a giant statue of Lord Vishnu who is riding his hawk called Garuda. Then the trip ends at Uluwatu Temple, a temple that stands firmly at the end of a hill on the edge of the sea. Uluwatu Temple is one of the best points to enjoy the beauty of the sunset on Bali. Besides that, in the Uluwatu temple regularly there are also performances of Kecak dance, one of the popular dances in Bali. For your lunch you can get it at one of the restaurants on Padang Padang. And as usual this Uluwatu tour includes a comfortable and full-air vehicle, a professional driver and also gasoline.
Pandawa Beach is one of the beautiful beaches in Bali that has become a favorite destination for tourists. Pandawa Beach is located in the village of Kutuh, one of the rows of beaches on the south of the island of Bali. Pandawa Beach has white and clean sand, with pretty clear sea water, this beach is very suitable as a place to enjoy the beauty of the sunset. The name of the Pandawa is taken from ancient Hindu literature namely the Mahabarata where the Pandawa is a name of family consisting of five brothers who are symbols of the truth. This five brothers must fight hard to regain the royal throne which should have been theirs. As an illustration of the hard struggle of the five Pandawa then this beach is called the Pandawa beach, considering that to arrange access to the beach required hard work and a long time.
Garuda Wisnu Kencana or often abbreviated as GWK is the grandest cultural park in Bali located in the village of Unggasan, in the south of Bali. This tourist area is a cultural park that has very complete facilities, starting from traditional dance venues, cinema halls, meeting rooms, exhibition halls, shopping centers, restaurants and cafes, Segway Fun Ride arena, photo studio, wedding spot to open stage place for organizing major events. The most interesting is the place where there is a statue of Lord Vishnu riding the Garuda. This statue, which was built in 1997, was initiated by a native Balinese sculpture artist named I Nyoman Nuarta. This Garuda Wisnu Statue is made of copper and brass metal with a height of 263 meters, higher than the Statue of Liberty in New York. After experiencing a long process of making finally the statue of GWK was successfully completed and was inaugurated on September 22, 2018 by the president of Indonesia.
Here is another beautiful beach in Bali that you must visit while on vacation in Bali. Its name is Padang Padang beach, a beach located in a hidden area. Padang means grass, it is named Padang Padang because when it was first discovered the area towards the beach was filled with thick grass. Padang Padang Beach is located close to Uluwatu temple, precisely in Pecatu village, South Kuta, Bali. To reach the beach you have to enter a cave and down some stairs. After arriving at the beach you will be amazed by the beauty of this beach. The beach, which is surrounded by high coral hills with white sand and clear water, is a perfect place for sunbathing and swimming while enjoying the view of the sunset. Because it is so beautiful, Padang Padang beach was used as the shooting location for a movie theater, starring Julia Robert entitled Eat, Pray, Love.
From many tourist spots in Bali that are ideal for enjoying the sunset, Uluwatu temple is one of the favorite places chosen by tourists. This 11th century heritage temple stands on the edge of an high hill above the Indian Ocean. Uluwatu Temple is one of the important temples in Bali, this temple is part of nine temples built at nine points of direction. Uluwatu Temple is a place to worship Lord Rudra who controls direction of the southwest. This temple relates to the history of the journey of a holy priest from Java named Dang Hyang Nirartha on his mission to spread Hinduism on the island of Bali. After completing his task, in this temple he pretended to do Moksa, which is the process of releasing the soul to return to the Creator without leaving any remains (without body or ashes). Beside of being the best place to enjoy the panorama of sunset, another uniqueness of Uluwatu temple is there are hundreds of monkeys in the temple area which is believed to be a temple guards. On the other side of the temple area there is a place to perform Kecak dance which are performed every day for tourists.
On the other side of the Uluwatu temple area there is a place to watch the Kecak dance which is performed every day from 6 to 7 in the evening. Show place is an open stage, where the Kecak dance is danced in the middle then the audience sits around it. This is a stunning attraction where tourists can watch the Kecak dance while enjoying the beauty of the sunset behind it. Kecak dance is one of the popular dances in Bali that is performed for tourists. Kecak dance is a unique dance because this dance does not use Gambelan music like other Balinese dances, but it is accompanied by the sound of approximately 50 male dancers forming a circle, bare-chested and wearing black and white checkered sarongs. Each of them pronounces the word "Cak-cak" with different rhythms to produce interesting music. This dance is a drama performance that presents the Ramayana story, a romantic story originating from Hindu literature in India. The Kecak dance itself was created by a local artist from Ubud named Wayan Limbak in 1930. At first the Kecak dance was only staged when there were religious ceremonies followed by a trance ritual to invoke instructions from ancestral spirits. Then because of the high demand from tourists to be able to watch the Kecak dance, this dance was finally performed for entertainment purposes.