My final day in Bali I made a trip to the Uluwatu Temple.
After time spent at the Anantara Uluwatu Resort, stepping back in to real life was made somewhat easier by this beautiful place.
The Uluwatu Temple is situated at the very edge of a massive cliff. It basically feels like you’re a out on the edge of the world, hanging somewhat tenuously over the Indian Ocean.
The temple grounds are really spread out so you can walk along the southern edge of Bali island, taking in the amazing views of the cliffs and the Indian Ocean.
Despite my intense love for temples, I have to admit I was more taken with the view of the rocky cliffs, and the ocean below. I had to grapple with my intense fear of heights, though, especially since the crumbling staircases and hip-height railings didn’t see overly safe.
This is definitely one of those “soul food” sights that will stay with me for a really long time.
The temple itself was super simple, but I guess that when you have one of the best views in the world right behind you, you don’t need to add flourish.
After I spent the afternoon walking the temple grounds and cliffs, I hopped in the car and went straight to the airport.
Bali was a wonderful trip. It really was exactly what I needed- lots of relaxing, wandering, exploring. And being a solo female traveler? It pushed me out of my comfort zone, which, if you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know I constantly try to do. And it turned out that it was nice, to travel alone. I think the locals certainly paid a lot more attention and talked to me more than they would have a group, which is nice. Many memories and soul food moments coming from Bali. If you’re thinking of going, I say, in the words of Ketut, my Mt Batur hiking guide, just do it!