When in Indonesia: Tanah Lot Temple

On the first day of our Bali Indonesia trip, we visited one of the most famous temples: Tanah Lot.

This temple is located in Tabanan. It isn’t very far from Seminyak where we stayed at. But it took us around 45 minutes to get there by car. Note that travel time in Bali varies all the time. This is why it's safe to leave early and allot some time for traffic. 

Tanah Lot, which literally means "Land on the Sea," is one of the seven sea temples in Bali. This highly-visited temple sits on a large rock that has shaped through the years. It is said that a large snake protects the temple against evil spirits. All these stories are derived from Hinduism beliefs.

It’s best to go here in the afternoon. For one, there is a greater chance of low tide so that you can walk closer to the temple. Second, the sunset is said to be beautiful in this place.

Unfortunately, we went here before lunch since we still had to visit other places in the afternoon. Nevertheless it was worth seeing Tanah Lot. It was so relaxing to stand on huge rocks while looking at the temple and listening to the waves.

There’s an entrance fee of 30,000 IDR per person (for foreigners). Upon entrance, be ready with a huge crowd. According to our tour guide, it has always been that way. The place is pretty much commercialized.  In fact, before you reach the viewing site, a long street of souvenir shops will welcome you. 




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