Derived from a traditional ritual called sanghyang, kecak is a trance dance that involves repetitive chanting to symbolically communicate the wishes of Gods or ancestors. The unassuming performance is almost hypnotic yet dramatic and super captivating as it is entertaining.
This elaborate choreography depicts the story of Ramayana with a giant fire display and over 60 acts, including the cast adorned in intricate costumes and masks, as well as a troupe of 50 bare-chested men in sarong making up the musical element vocally as no instruments are involved.
With exhilarating scenes of suspense and romance, this entire trippy experience is presented on a semi-circular cliff-top amphitheatre surrounded by bleachers that go as high as 10 feet and is able to accommodate up to 800 members of the audience at a given time.
Tickets often sell out very quickly so be sure to be at the Uluwatu Temple at least 2 hours ahead in order to secure seats. Needless to say, it is an extraordinary display of art which epically ends as the fire flickers against the nightfall when the chants subside.
Discover and experience the beautiful scenery around our Bali hotels.
Also known as the Uluwatu Cliff, Karang Boma is a jaw-dropping limestone overhang with a drop-off of about 100 metres straight down into the ocean that would leave anyone in awe of its surrounding landscape.
Uluwatu has long been a legendary surf destination, and with so many great surf breaks and spots to choose from, it is no wonder that both amateurs and pros never fail to keep going back time and time again.
Regardless of the aesthetic and ambiance you are after, look no further than the exquisite beach clubs scattered around Uluwatu for a fun day out as there is no better way to rest, relax and party in style.
Despite being one of the busiest travel destinations in the world, Bali’s cultural roots run deep with Hinduism as its main religion and Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park pays ode to the benevolent Hindu God Visnu.