Tanah Lot is one of the most popular places of interest in Bali, is located on the coast of West Bali, at the village of Beraban in the Tabanan Regency. It is said to be the work of revered 15th century Hindu priest Nirartha and forms an important element of Balinese spirtualism and mythology. The temple is built on the rock with 3 acre size and reachable in a few minute by walk, because it is just 20 meters from the coastal lip. This temple is very famous among tourist destinations in Bali with spectacular view of sunset. At some nooks of coral reef around Tanah Lot Temple there are holy tame snake in black and white color where according to the local society believe that it as a deity property and as the guard of the temple from the bad influence.
The temple Pura Tanah Lot, simple in its construction, is dramatic in its ocean-front location and is one of the main temples in the worship of Balinese gods.
This is an extremely popular tourist destination and the whole area is often very busy indeed, especially in the late afternoons, pre-sunset. The area between the car park (Rp 5,000 per vehicle) and the beach adjacent to the temple is a maze of souvenir shops selling just about every Balinese trinket imaginable.
Once you have fought your way through the souvenir vendors to the beach, you will see the magnificent temple perched on a rock just a few meters offshore. There is a footpath to the raised cliff area just to the south from where the views of the temple and the sunset behind it are outstanding. Photo-opportunities abound. Entry fee is Rp 10,000.
Tanah Lot is about 45 minutes by car north west of the main southern tourist areas of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak and is en-route for those heading to West Bali. From Ubud it can reached in about 30 to 40 minutes by car.
Once you arrive at Tanah Lot, park your vehicle in the official car park (Rp 5,000) and proceed on foot.
Accommodations in Tanah Lot
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What to See in Near Tanah Lot Temple
As a favorite tourism destination in Bali, Tanah Lot owns a magnificent view in particular at the sunset time where the sun slows down to the earth stomach. Every visitor who is paying a visit to this place will be marveled to see the beauty panorama of Tanah Lot. Beside of this temple, there are other temples which can be seen on your visit to Tanah Lot like Batu Bolong Temple, Batu Mejan Temple and Enjung Galuh Temple.
Batu Bolong Temple is located in the west side of Tanah Lot Temple which is featured by beautiful panorama with the big hole under the temple. Batu Bolong Temple is also built on the rock with the reef bank and own the small temple yard. The temple festival of this temple is the same time with Tanah Lot Temple which is held every Wednesday (Buda Wage) in 210 days. Once you visit this place on Tanah Lot Tour, you will see this beautiful temple on your trip.
Batu Mejan Temple
Batu Mejan Temple is located 100 meters in the west side of Batu Bolong Temple. Batu Mejan Temple also known as Beji Temple, “BEJI” means holly place to get holly water for Hindus ceremonial. Batu Mejan Temple was built for villagers to beg a mercy from God trough holly water.In the south of Batu Mejan Temple along the beach, there was spring water and we could find it clearly when the sea water was decrease. Hindus people believe that spring water was holly water (tirtha pangelukatan) that could be use to purify all the badness.The Ceremony of Batu Mejan Temple is every Sabtu (Saturday) Kliwon, Wara Kuningan or KUNINGAN DAY according to the Balinese calendar.
Enjung Galuh Temple
Enjung Galuh Temple is located near Jero Kandang Temple to be exact at Enjung Galuh, “NJUNG” which is a rock that stick out in to the sea. Enjung Galuh Temple was built to pray for the Goddess of prosperity “Dewi Sri” as the power (Shakti) of “Dewa Wisnu” (God Manifestation as The Protector). The villagers pray requiring the fertility of the plants and rice-plant for the achievement of the prosperity in their life. The Ceremony of Enjung Galuh Temple is every Rabu (Wednesday) Umanis, Wara Medangsia according to Balinese calendar.
What to do in Tanah Lot
Shopping Time at Art Market.
For all of visitors who wants to buy any gifts especially Balinese Art gifts. You could choose many kinds of gifts, for example shirts, sarongs, hats, sandals, merchandise, painting statues, necklesses, balinese kites, and other gifts. Tanah Lot Art Market located in surrounding Tanah Lot Tourism Object like in parking area and as long as areal go to Tanah Lot Temple. In this market, prices of any gifts usually multifarious depend on kind, and materials and difficulty level.
One of the most famous events in Tanah Lot Bali is the beautiful sunset where the sun slows down goes to the earth stomach and look just beside of the temple. As a tourism destination in Bali, Tanah Lot provides the facilities to enjoy the beautiful sunset while seating on the chair. You can enjoy the beautiful romantic moment on the sunset time at Tanah Lot while having a tropical coconut drink which is available to be served on your request. It is the favorite place to visit in Bali where many tourists from local and international have visited it.
Enjoying “kelapa muda”
Coconut Cocktail or famous with “kelapa muda” is one of favorite beverage for visitor which come from local area, domestic, and also foreigner at Tanah Lot Tourism Object. This cocktail can be drink anytime and anywhere, as “Kelapa Muda” can be got at every restaurant, shop, and market that exist at Tanah Lot Tourism Object. Besides easy to get, Coconut cocktail is very simple, fresh, natural, delicious, and also cheaper than the other cocktail.
Nirwana Golf Course
The superb Nirwana Golf Course is adjacent to Tanah Lot, just to the south. This Greg Norman designed course is consistently voted as one of the very best in the whole of Asia. Stunning cliff top setting. Packages are normally available (ask at your hotel). Expect to pay US$ 170 to 200 per round all in.
Other Places of Interest in Tabanan Regency or West Part of Bali
TAMAN AYUN TEMPLE
Taman Ayun Temple literally translates as “beautiful garden’ and is generally regarded as one of the most attractive temples of Bali. Taman Ayun is situated in a beautiful park with trees and ponds, near the village of Mengwi in the south of Bali at about 8 km southwest of Ubud and 18 km northwest of Denpasar.
The temple served as the family temple of the Mengwi dynasty, whose kingdom survived until the late 1800s. The temple was built by I Gusti Agung Anom, a founder of the Mengwi kingdom in 1934, and were skilfully and renovated in later years, giving its present appearance which tourists find so attractive and interesting. The temple is famous for its exquisite wooden merus, or pagoda-like shrines. The name itself means beautiful garden. It is built on a high tableland which is surrounded by ponds. This gives the effect from afar that the temple is floating on water.
ALAS KEDATON ( Monkey Forest )
Alas Kedaton is a small forest with a width of about 6-7ha located in the middle of rice fields. Alas Kedaton located in Tabanan regency. Total size Alas Kedaton include temples, forests and supporting facilities is about 12 ha. In this forest, there is a temple called Alas Kedaton Temple with a green natural environment and fresh air that create an atmosphere of calm and holy enough.
The monkeys in Alas Kedaton roam freely in the courtyard of the temple, so the atmosphere calm sometimes broken by a voice vote monkeys, who play around, stirring the food. Monkey in the base kedaton pretty tame. The monkeys that live in this jungle jump up and down the walls of the temple, bathe in the trench or hang out in some trees. Monkeys act as guardians of the temple, always ready to welcome all visitors who visited this place. In addition to monkeys, bats and some other animals in the forest kedaton. can be seen by the tourists. At least 24 types of grove plant have been identified in Alas Kedaton.
Dining in Tanah Lot
There are large number of restaurants along the cliff top which offer great views in watching stunning sunset of Tanah Lot while sipping cold beverage, savoring delicious dishes and having nice conversation with friends or beloved one is surely an excellent way to spend your time at Tanah Lot.
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