5 tips on how to watch Uluwatu Kecak dance easily & safely!
1. Buy tickets Uluwatu Kecak Dance Show online
Since there are so many people who want to see the Uluwatu Kecak dance show every day, it’s best to buy tickets online so you don’t miss out. Tickets to see the Kecak dance can be bought online at a number of places, including the Uluwatutemple.com site. Tourists must buy two types of tickets to get information. First, adults pay IDR 50,000 to get into the temple area, while children ages 4 to 9 pay IDR 30,000. You can buy these tickets right away.
The second ticket starts at IDR 150,000 per person and lets you watch a Kecak performance in the temple area. There are no different prices for domestic or foreign.
2. If you want to buy tickets right away, get there early.
The Uluwatu Temple area has been open since 7:00 WITA, but you can only buy tickets at ticket booths or on the spot after 16:30 WITA.
There aren’t many tickets left for shows where you can buy them directly, so come at least by 3 p.m. At Uluwatu Temple, you can chill out and enjoy the sea and the beautiful afternoon sun before the show ticket counter opens.
3. Bring a hat and sunglasses
You can wear glasses and a hat to the show if you have them. This is because some seats will face right into the setting sun, which will be very bright, especially between 3 and 5 in the afternoon. Your face and eyes will be protected from the hot afternoon sun by a hat and sunglasses.
4. Wear clothes and shoes that make you feel good.
The place people sit to watch is in the shape of stairs. If you’re lucky, you can get a good spot, but if you’re not, you’ll have to climb a lot of stairs. Wear shoes and clothes that are easy on your feet. Make sure you wear clothes that are right for the weather on the Island of the Gods. If it’s cloudy, bring a jacket because the wind will be strong on the way back from Uluwatu.
5. Keep monkeys away from your bags and glasses.
The area around the temple is also home to a lot of monkeys. Based on what has been seen, the monkeys are usually more active at night, when the audience is leaving.
Sometimes the monkeys like to be bad and steal small things from people, like glasses, water bottles, cell phones, and other small things. So, pay attention and take care of the things you own. Hold on tight to the stem of your glasses and stay alert, especially at night, if you wear them.
Even so, there’s no need to worry because there will be a lot of handlers to make sure people get to the exit safely.