The temple Tanah Lot is one of the nine main sacred temples in Bali. It is under the protection of UNESCO. Thousands of tourists arrive daily to see this amazing place.
The temple was built on a small island, which is separated from land by the sea at high tide. Only when the water is low, people can get there, but tourists can wander just at the foot of the temple. Only believing Hindus are allowed inside.
According to the legend, the Tanah Lot temple was built by Hindu Brahman, Nirartha in the 15th century. The name can be translated as "land in water". The divine light emanating from the spring at the foot of the cliff pointed him out the path to that place. Locals first sent away Nirartha, but during one of his meditations, he moved some of the rocks to the sea by the power of thought. That spring is still preserved and is considered sacred. Its water is considered curative. Every Hindu considers his duty to drink from it at least a couple of sips. According to the legend, the temple is protected from evil spirits and intruders by poisonous sea snakes. Sea kraits are very common in the coastal waters. Their poison kills a person in minutes.
There are 2 viewing platforms not far from the temple along the shore. In addition, there you will also find small temples and many souvenir shops. Souvenir shops on the outskirts of Tanah Lot occupy an area, which is several times bigger, than the temple itself and the viewing platforms taken together. Paths to the temple pass little souvenir tents and stray so that you should visit as many of them as it is possible.
7:00 - 19:00
Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia
Phone: +62 361 880361
8° 37′ 15.85″ S, 115° 5′ 13.78″ E
Adult price: Rp. 60.000
Children price: Rp. 30.000