Experience the Serenity of the Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot is a large rock formation on the island of Bali, Indonesia. It is one of Bali's most emblematic landmarks, famous for its distinctive offshore environment and sunset scenery. It is also home to one of the ancient Hindu shrines perched on rocks overlooking the sea. Witness the tranquility of the tropical sun slowly fading away beyond the horizon, and heard the sound of the waves from the shore. It's going to be an amazing memory to cherish your whole life.
The temple complex consists of a number of other small temples. This cultural icon is one of the seven sea temples on the shore of Bali and it has been part of the Balinese mythology for hundreds of years. The temple was said to have been built in the 16th century by a religious figure known as Dang Hyang Nirartha. The shrine has a wide range of legendary figures and myths surrounding their historic origins.
Pura Tanah Lot Temple could be reached in a few minutes by walk, as it is only 20 meters from the coast. You'll need to cross a few drylands and climb a hill to reach the temple. The visitor should first visit the Beji Kaler before reaching the main temple. Beji Kaler is a holy spring that is situated just underneath the Tanah Lot temple.
Before entering the Tanah Lot Temple, visitors are advised to drink the holy water to cleanse and sanctify their souls. Another attraction is the Batu Bolong located north of the Tanah Lot, which is a similar rock formation that has a 'hollow' overpass connected to the mainland.
The best time of the day to visit the temple is during the evening, as the view is truly breathtaking. There will be more visitors during the evening time and the temple will slightly overcrowded. You can visit the temple in the morning as there will be fewer people and the place will be calmer and quieter. The temple will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
The area is not only important for its religious significance, but also for its archeological value. If you want to witness the visit Tanah Lot is during the Odalan Festival, a traditional Balinese festival celebrated every 210 days.
If you have to visit the Tanah Lot Temple, you have to pay the entrance fee of IDR 20,000 for domestic tourists and IDR 60,000 for foreign tourists. The temple offers all facilities such as car parking, toilet facilities, art stores, restaurants, hotels, tourist information centers, and security services.
How to reach Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple is located 27 km from Ngurah Rai Airport in Denpasar and 22 km from Kuta. It'll take only 50 minutes to get to Tanah Lot from Kuta. There is a bus service from any city to the place and from there you can hire a taxi to the temple. You can hire a taxi from anywhere to the temple for more comfortable travel.
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