Nowadays, Ramayana story is inserted into Kecak dance. There are 4 episodes of Ramayana story including the love story of Rama and Shinta. The show ended dramatically with a fire dance by Hanoman the white monkey. Watching Kecak dance with Uluwatu temple and sky change colours during sunset in the background...somehow it felt magical to me. No wonder it's on top list of "must do" in Bali. Everyday hundreds of people from every corner of the world sit together to watch Kecak dance in Uluwatu.
Here's a photo essay of Kecak dance in Uluwatu:
|Uluwatu temple is perched majestically on the edge of a steep cliff|
|the sun is about to set|
|the priest sprinkle holy water to dancers|
|capturing the beautiful sunset|
|fire dance by Hanoman|
Kecak dance show starts at 6.00 pm every night, but make sure to come at least 30 minutes before to get a good spot.