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Sighseeing in Bali

Bali Temples

It is said that Bali is an island of a thousand temples. Indeed, there are at least three temples in every village. Not only that, every home has a small temple at the backyard. What’s the most interesting, so to see, when it comes to monuments, there are temples besides a few palaces.

In Bali Hindu confessions, in a slightly different form than in India. He is called by the local Agama Tirtha. This form is enriched with certain elements of Buddhism and animistic local cults.

How to behave in the temple?

You can not go everywhere.

It is very important for the Balinese people to be able to indulge in spiritual practices which they take extremely seriously. Therefore, it is necessary to respect the fact that not every place in the temple can be entered and not participate in any ceremony.

Keep modesty

This applies to dress and behavior.

One should enter the temple in the sarong, kain kamben, a girdle called selendang. Even if you’re wearing long pants or a skirt, you’ll be asked to put in a sarong.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwwQuJb-qVA

In most temples you can borrow a sarong under the ticket. If you prefer your own, there are usually stalls in front of the temple where you can buy it.

  • Remember to have shaded arms and stomach.
  • Tourists are also asked to maintain peace and quiet.
  • Do not take pictures of people praying.
  • Try not to trample offerings, small baskets with gifts, called canang saris, which often lie on the ground.
  • Do not put your feet in the direction of the altar. When you sit, keep your legs crossed or kneeling.
  • Do not step above the priest. If your head is above the priest’s head, it is considered very offensive.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXLMZLddc1k
Do not bleed

Women during menstruation can not enter the temple area. Men with bleeding wounds are also not allowed. The blood in the temple is taboo.

Make a donation

Always give a donation in the temple. Especially if there was no fee for the admission ticket.

Tanah Lot – Go To Land In The Sea And Meet A Giant Snake 

Pura Gunug Kawi Bali
Why go there? What to know? When to go? Where is it?

Why go There?

Are you asking if Tanah Lot is one of the things to do in Bali? I answer, of course! Tanah Lot is one of the most important attractions of the island. So why to go there?

Beautifully situated

Tanah Lot means Land in the Sea. The temple is located on a rock about 20 meters from the shore. The passage remains free only at low tide, then you can get to the rock. During the high tide it becomes flooded and inaccessible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB1VQtvTxI0

Important place of worship

This temple from the sixteenth century is of great importance for the Balinese people. Its task is to protect the inhabitants of the island from evil spirits that may come from the ocean.

Holy snakes

Constantly striking at the foot of Tanah Lot Waves, they created a series of caves in the rock that became the home of sea serpents. Locals believe that these snakes protect the temple from evil spirits and people with bad intentions. For a small fee, you can enter the Holy Snake Cave and see the holy snakes.


What To Know about Tanah Lot?

A spiritual wall against evil spirits

Tanah Lot Temple is devoted to the sea god Dewa Baruna. The temple belongs to seven temples located along the coast. Together, they form a spiritual wall that protects the land and its inhabitants. Other temples are:

Pura Luhur Uluwatu

Pura Gede Perancak

Pura Mas Bitch

Pura Pulaki

Pura Rambut Siwi

Pura Sakenan

From each temple you can see the others. And so from Tanah Lot you can see the cliff of Uluwatu

Legend behind Tanah Lot
The founder of Tanah Lot was the Indian priest Dang Hyang Nirartha. He came from Java to preach Hinduism. After a night spent on a small rock separated from land, he felt that this place was sacred. And he ordered to build a temple there. From the shawl, seelendang, he created a great serpent who still lives in the local waters and protects the temple.

Hinduism. After a night spent on a small rock separated from land, he felt that this place was sacred. And he ordered to build a temple there. From the shawl, seelendang, he created a great serpent who still lives in the local waters and protects the temple.

A magical source in Tanah Lot.
There is also a cave with a magical spring. Interestingly, the water in the spring is sweet, despite the salty waters of the ocean surrounding it.

Tanah Lot after renovation
In the 80s, the temple began to decline. The Japanese government, which donated USD 130 million for this purpose, helped to renovate. As a result, 1/3 of the rock supporting the temple is artificial. However, you can not recognize where the rock is natural and where it is artificial.

Tourists in Tanah Lot
Only the Balinese people have access to the temple. Tourists can count on a sip of water from the holy spring and the blessing that the Balinese priest gave them. Everyone receives a frangipani flower, and his forehead is marked with a clump of rice.
Since tourists are not allowed to enter the temple, their dress code does not apply.


When to go to Tanah Lot?

At low tide
Each time of the day offers a slightly different experience. If you show up at low tide, you will have the opportunity to go to the rock, watch everything up close, take part in a small ceremony.

At high tide
If you arrive during high tide, nature will give a show of waves frantically bouncing off the rocks. The evening, in turn, is a beautiful sunset in the background of the temple.

Ask local guides for price.

Build your custom itinerary and get offers from guides. 

The environment is constantly changing and every moment is a new view. Particular reasons for satisfaction are the residents of the nearby hotel Le Meridien, who can enjoy the view of the ocean and the temple non-stop.

An unusual experience is the golf party at Nirvana Golf Resort. The golf course, located above the temple between rice paddies, offers a view of Tanah Lot. Unfortunately, now closed for renovation.


Address: Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Tanah Lot is located in the town of Tabanan, about 20 km from Denpasar.

You can get there by bus.

Remember, however, that if you want to see the sunset, you will not return by public transport. Then it is best to hire a driver.

To reach the temple, you have to cover a kilometer long road, passing dozens of shops and souvenir stalls and restaurants.

Opening hoursFrom 7 am to 7 pm.
AdmissionIDR 20,000 for (adult) domestic tourists
IDR 60,000 for (adult) foreigners
IDR 10,000 for (child) domestic tourists
IDR 30,000 for (child) foreigners.
ParkingIDR 2.000 / 1 motor bike
IDR 5.000 / 1 car
IDR 10.000 / 1 bus

The Silent Day – Nyepi is really special. I recommend seeing a Galungan Ceremony. And I can show you a Hindu daily life in the village starting from early morning till evening.

avatar

Mardika

Bali Guide

Pura Gunung Kawi – Go Down To The 11th Century 

Pura Gunug Kawi Bali
Why go there? What to know? When to go? Where is it?

Why go There?

Pura Gunug Kawi is a special place, one of the most important attractions, highlight of every trip to Bali. Why?

Pura Gunung Kawi is a unique archaeological site.

The temple complex Pura Gunung Kawi includes a group of 10 ancient candi, or gravestones. They all come from the 11th century. They are carved out of the rocky cliffs on either side of the Pakerisan Gorge.

Pura Gunung Kawi is an important Balinese temple.

On the other side of the river, in addition to five of the 10 ancient bas-reliefs, there is the main Hindu temple complex, which is one of the most important temples in Bali.

Pura Gunung Kawi has an extraordinary environment.

The temple goes down the stairs between rice paddies. The complex itself is located in a picturesque gorge, sunk in lush tropical vegetation. Rocks covered with moss make a mysterious impression. And small waterfalls, water reservoirs and green nooks still give it charm.

Pura Gunung Kawi is part of subak.

Subak is an irrigation system, typical for Bali, which belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage.


What To Know about Gunung Kawi?

Gunung Kawi is a royal family mausoleum.

Each candi was forged in a 7-foot niche in a rocky cliff. There are monuments dedicated to King Udayana and his wife Mahendradatta and three of their sons, Airlang, King Java, Anak Wungsu, King of Bali and Marakata. And also monuments dedicated to the king’s concubines.

The legend of the creation of candis.

Apparently, during one night, he scraped them in the rock with Kebo Iwa nails. This is a giant known to the Balinese legends – a child. His monument can be found on the road from Sanur to Ubud. He is also dedicated to the Pura Gaduh temple in Blahbatuh. Photo, link

Gunung Kawi has caves for monks.

Through the characteristic Balinese open-top brame, you go to the courtyard of the main temple. The temple is different from others, above all, that, in addition to the characteristic pavilions, has numerous caves – targets carved in the rocks inside the courtyard of the complex. The monks-keepers of Mount Gunung Kawi- use them for meditation and prayers. Other caves serve to sleep or participate in collective meals.

Formerly, they were used by both Buddhist and Hindu monks, and the history of Balinese shows that both religions coexisted on the island in harmony.


When to go to Tanah Lot?

It is best to go as early as possible in the morning when there are not many tourists yet. It enhances the impression of mystery and uniqueness. In addition, the road on the steep stairs is cumbersome. It’s better to do it when it’s not hot yet.

The temple is decorated during the ‘piodalan’ temple anniversary of the year. Purnama Katiga or ‘third full moon’ on the Balinese calendar.

Future anniversaries at Gunung Kawi Temple. 14 September 2019 02 September 2020


Address: Banjar Penaka, Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Bali 80552, Indonesia

Pura Gunung Kawi is located 12 km north of Ubud, in the town of Tampaksirig.

The word ‘tampak’ in Balinese means ‘foot’, while siring means ‘slanted’. According to the legend, the slope of the mountain on which the city is today is created by the footprint of the king named Mayadenawa. Tampaksiring was also one of the main kingdoms during the pre-colonial period of Bali.

The complex is located a few hundred meters from the main Jalan Raya Tampaksiring route. You pass the parking lot through a bazaar with souvenirs.

You go down to the temple with steep stairs, almost 800 degrees.

It is worth visiting the temple connect with a visit to Gunung Kawi Sebatu, Tirta Empul, rice terraces.

Opening hours07:00 am – 05:00 pm.
AdmissionChild/adult: 7,500/15,000 rupiah (sarong rental by donation).
Parking5,000 rupiah for cars, and 2,000 rupiah for motorbikes

The Silent Day – Nyepi is really special. I recommend seeing a Galungan Ceremony. And I can show you a Hindu daily life in the village starting from early morning till evening.

avatar

Mardika

Bali Guide

Tanah Lot – Go To Land In The Sea And Meet A Giant Snake 

Pura Gunug Kawi Bali
Why go there? What to know? When to go? Where is it?

Why go There?

Are you asking if Tanah Lot is one of the things to do in Bali? I answer, of course! Tanah Lot is one of the most important attractions of the island. So why to go there?

Beautifully situated

Tanah Lot means Land in the Sea. The temple is located on a rock about 20 meters from the shore. The passage remains free only at low tide, then you can get to the rock. During the high tide it becomes flooded and inaccessible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB1VQtvTxI0

Important place of worship

This temple from the sixteenth century is of great importance for the Balinese people. Its task is to protect the inhabitants of the island from evil spirits that may come from the ocean.

Holy snakes

Constantly striking at the foot of Tanah Lot Waves, they created a series of caves in the rock that became the home of sea serpents. Locals believe that these snakes protect the temple from evil spirits and people with bad intentions. For a small fee, you can enter the Holy Snake Cave and see the holy snakes.


What To Know about Tanah Lot?

A spiritual wall against evil spirits

Tanah Lot Temple is devoted to the sea god Dewa Baruna. The temple belongs to seven temples located along the coast. Together, they form a spiritual wall that protects the land and its inhabitants. Other temples are:

Pura Luhur Uluwatu

Pura Gede Perancak

Pura Mas Bitch

Pura Pulaki

Pura Rambut Siwi

Pura Sakenan

From each temple you can see the others. And so from Tanah Lot you can see the cliff of Uluwatu

Legend behind Tanah Lot
The founder of Tanah Lot was the Indian priest Dang Hyang Nirartha. He came from Java to preach Hinduism. After a night spent on a small rock separated from land, he felt that this place was sacred. And he ordered to build a temple there. From the shawl, seelendang, he created a great serpent who still lives in the local waters and protects the temple.

Hinduism. After a night spent on a small rock separated from land, he felt that this place was sacred. And he ordered to build a temple there. From the shawl, seelendang, he created a great serpent who still lives in the local waters and protects the temple.

A magical source in Tanah Lot.
There is also a cave with a magical spring. Interestingly, the water in the spring is sweet, despite the salty waters of the ocean surrounding it.

Tanah Lot after renovation
In the 80s, the temple began to decline. The Japanese government, which donated USD 130 million for this purpose, helped to renovate. As a result, 1/3 of the rock supporting the temple is artificial. However, you can not recognize where the rock is natural and where it is artificial.

Tourists in Tanah Lot
Only the Balinese people have access to the temple. Tourists can count on a sip of water from the holy spring and the blessing that the Balinese priest gave them. Everyone receives a frangipani flower, and his forehead is marked with a clump of rice.
Since tourists are not allowed to enter the temple, their dress code does not apply.


When to go to Tanah Lot?

At low tide
Each time of the day offers a slightly different experience. If you show up at low tide, you will have the opportunity to go to the rock, watch everything up close, take part in a small ceremony.

At high tide
If you arrive during high tide, nature will give a show of waves frantically bouncing off the rocks. The evening, in turn, is a beautiful sunset in the background of the temple.

Ask local guides for price.

Build your custom itinerary and get offers from guides. 

The environment is constantly changing and every moment is a new view. Particular reasons for satisfaction are the residents of the nearby hotel Le Meridien, who can enjoy the view of the ocean and the temple non-stop.

An unusual experience is the golf party at Nirvana Golf Resort. The golf course, located above the temple between rice paddies, offers a view of Tanah Lot. Unfortunately, now closed for renovation.


Address: Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Tanah Lot is located in the town of Tabanan, about 20 km from Denpasar.

You can get there by bus.

Remember, however, that if you want to see the sunset, you will not return by public transport. Then it is best to hire a driver.

To reach the temple, you have to cover a kilometer long road, passing dozens of shops and souvenir stalls and restaurants.

Opening hoursFrom 7 am to 7 pm.
AdmissionIDR 20,000 for (adult) domestic tourists
IDR 60,000 for (adult) foreigners
IDR 10,000 for (child) domestic tourists
IDR 30,000 for (child) foreigners.
ParkingIDR 2.000 / 1 motor bike
IDR 5.000 / 1 car
IDR 10.000 / 1 bus

The Silent Day – Nyepi is really special. I recommend seeing a Galungan Ceremony. And I can show you a Hindu daily life in the village starting from early morning till evening.

avatar

Mardika

Bali Guide

Tanah Lot – Go To Land In The Sea And Meet A Giant Snake 

Pura Gunug Kawi Bali
Why go there? What to know? When to go? Where is it?

Why go There?

Are you asking if Tanah Lot is one of the things to do in Bali? I answer, of course! Tanah Lot is one of the most important attractions of the island. So why to go there?

Beautifully situated

Tanah Lot means Land in the Sea. The temple is located on a rock about 20 meters from the shore. The passage remains free only at low tide, then you can get to the rock. During the high tide it becomes flooded and inaccessible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB1VQtvTxI0

Important place of worship

This temple from the sixteenth century is of great importance for the Balinese people. Its task is to protect the inhabitants of the island from evil spirits that may come from the ocean.

Holy snakes

Constantly striking at the foot of Tanah Lot Waves, they created a series of caves in the rock that became the home of sea serpents. Locals believe that these snakes protect the temple from evil spirits and people with bad intentions. For a small fee, you can enter the Holy Snake Cave and see the holy snakes.


What To Know about Tanah Lot?

A spiritual wall against evil spirits

Tanah Lot Temple is devoted to the sea god Dewa Baruna. The temple belongs to seven temples located along the coast. Together, they form a spiritual wall that protects the land and its inhabitants. Other temples are:

Pura Luhur Uluwatu

Pura Gede Perancak

Pura Mas Bitch

Pura Pulaki

Pura Rambut Siwi

Pura Sakenan

From each temple you can see the others. And so from Tanah Lot you can see the cliff of Uluwatu

Legend behind Tanah Lot
The founder of Tanah Lot was the Indian priest Dang Hyang Nirartha. He came from Java to preach Hinduism. After a night spent on a small rock separated from land, he felt that this place was sacred. And he ordered to build a temple there. From the shawl, seelendang, he created a great serpent who still lives in the local waters and protects the temple.

Hinduism. After a night spent on a small rock separated from land, he felt that this place was sacred. And he ordered to build a temple there. From the shawl, seelendang, he created a great serpent who still lives in the local waters and protects the temple.

A magical source in Tanah Lot.
There is also a cave with a magical spring. Interestingly, the water in the spring is sweet, despite the salty waters of the ocean surrounding it.

Tanah Lot after renovation
In the 80s, the temple began to decline. The Japanese government, which donated USD 130 million for this purpose, helped to renovate. As a result, 1/3 of the rock supporting the temple is artificial. However, you can not recognize where the rock is natural and where it is artificial.

Tourists in Tanah Lot
Only the Balinese people have access to the temple. Tourists can count on a sip of water from the holy spring and the blessing that the Balinese priest gave them. Everyone receives a frangipani flower, and his forehead is marked with a clump of rice.
Since tourists are not allowed to enter the temple, their dress code does not apply.


When to go to Tanah Lot?

At low tide
Each time of the day offers a slightly different experience. If you show up at low tide, you will have the opportunity to go to the rock, watch everything up close, take part in a small ceremony.

At high tide
If you arrive during high tide, nature will give a show of waves frantically bouncing off the rocks. The evening, in turn, is a beautiful sunset in the background of the temple.

Ask local guides for price.

Build your custom itinerary and get offers from guides. 

The environment is constantly changing and every moment is a new view. Particular reasons for satisfaction are the residents of the nearby hotel Le Meridien, who can enjoy the view of the ocean and the temple non-stop.

An unusual experience is the golf party at Nirvana Golf Resort. The golf course, located above the temple between rice paddies, offers a view of Tanah Lot. Unfortunately, now closed for renovation.


Address: Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Tanah Lot is located in the town of Tabanan, about 20 km from Denpasar.

You can get there by bus.

Remember, however, that if you want to see the sunset, you will not return by public transport. Then it is best to hire a driver.

To reach the temple, you have to cover a kilometer long road, passing dozens of shops and souvenir stalls and restaurants.

Opening hoursFrom 7 am to 7 pm.
AdmissionIDR 20,000 for (adult) domestic tourists
IDR 60,000 for (adult) foreigners
IDR 10,000 for (child) domestic tourists
IDR 30,000 for (child) foreigners.
ParkingIDR 2.000 / 1 motor bike
IDR 5.000 / 1 car
IDR 10.000 / 1 bus

The Silent Day – Nyepi is really special. I recommend seeing a Galungan Ceremony. And I can show you a Hindu daily life in the village starting from early morning till evening.

avatar

Mardika

Bali Guide

Tanah Lot – Go To Land In The Sea And Meet A Giant Snake 

Pura Gunug Kawi Bali
Why go there? What to know? When to go? Where is it?

Why go There?

Are you asking if Tanah Lot is one of the things to do in Bali? I answer, of course! Tanah Lot is one of the most important attractions of the island. So why to go there?

Beautifully situated

Tanah Lot means Land in the Sea. The temple is located on a rock about 20 meters from the shore. The passage remains free only at low tide, then you can get to the rock. During the high tide it becomes flooded and inaccessible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB1VQtvTxI0

Important place of worship

This temple from the sixteenth century is of great importance for the Balinese people. Its task is to protect the inhabitants of the island from evil spirits that may come from the ocean.

Holy snakes

Constantly striking at the foot of Tanah Lot Waves, they created a series of caves in the rock that became the home of sea serpents. Locals believe that these snakes protect the temple from evil spirits and people with bad intentions. For a small fee, you can enter the Holy Snake Cave and see the holy snakes.


What To Know about Tanah Lot?

A spiritual wall against evil spirits

Tanah Lot Temple is devoted to the sea god Dewa Baruna. The temple belongs to seven temples located along the coast. Together, they form a spiritual wall that protects the land and its inhabitants. Other temples are:

Pura Luhur Uluwatu

Pura Gede Perancak

Pura Mas Bitch

Pura Pulaki

Pura Rambut Siwi

Pura Sakenan

From each temple you can see the others. And so from Tanah Lot you can see the cliff of Uluwatu

Legend behind Tanah Lot
The founder of Tanah Lot was the Indian priest Dang Hyang Nirartha. He came from Java to preach Hinduism. After a night spent on a small rock separated from land, he felt that this place was sacred. And he ordered to build a temple there. From the shawl, seelendang, he created a great serpent who still lives in the local waters and protects the temple.

Hinduism. After a night spent on a small rock separated from land, he felt that this place was sacred. And he ordered to build a temple there. From the shawl, seelendang, he created a great serpent who still lives in the local waters and protects the temple.

A magical source in Tanah Lot.
There is also a cave with a magical spring. Interestingly, the water in the spring is sweet, despite the salty waters of the ocean surrounding it.

Tanah Lot after renovation
In the 80s, the temple began to decline. The Japanese government, which donated USD 130 million for this purpose, helped to renovate. As a result, 1/3 of the rock supporting the temple is artificial. However, you can not recognize where the rock is natural and where it is artificial.

Tourists in Tanah Lot
Only the Balinese people have access to the temple. Tourists can count on a sip of water from the holy spring and the blessing that the Balinese priest gave them. Everyone receives a frangipani flower, and his forehead is marked with a clump of rice.
Since tourists are not allowed to enter the temple, their dress code does not apply.


When to go to Tanah Lot?

At low tide
Each time of the day offers a slightly different experience. If you show up at low tide, you will have the opportunity to go to the rock, watch everything up close, take part in a small ceremony.

At high tide
If you arrive during high tide, nature will give a show of waves frantically bouncing off the rocks. The evening, in turn, is a beautiful sunset in the background of the temple.

Ask local guides for price.

Build your custom itinerary and get offers from guides. 

The environment is constantly changing and every moment is a new view. Particular reasons for satisfaction are the residents of the nearby hotel Le Meridien, who can enjoy the view of the ocean and the temple non-stop.

An unusual experience is the golf party at Nirvana Golf Resort. The golf course, located above the temple between rice paddies, offers a view of Tanah Lot. Unfortunately, now closed for renovation.


Address: Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Tanah Lot is located in the town of Tabanan, about 20 km from Denpasar.

You can get there by bus.

Remember, however, that if you want to see the sunset, you will not return by public transport. Then it is best to hire a driver.

To reach the temple, you have to cover a kilometer long road, passing dozens of shops and souvenir stalls and restaurants.

Opening hoursFrom 7 am to 7 pm.
AdmissionIDR 20,000 for (adult) domestic tourists
IDR 60,000 for (adult) foreigners
IDR 10,000 for (child) domestic tourists
IDR 30,000 for (child) foreigners.
ParkingIDR 2.000 / 1 motor bike
IDR 5.000 / 1 car
IDR 10.000 / 1 bus

The Silent Day – Nyepi is really special. I recommend seeing a Galungan Ceremony. And I can show you a Hindu daily life in the village starting from early morning till evening.

avatar

Mardika

Bali Guide

Tanah Lot – Go To Land In The Sea And Meet A Giant Snake 

Pura Gunug Kawi Bali
Why go there? What to know? When to go? Where is it?

Why go There?

Are you asking if Tanah Lot is one of the things to do in Bali? I answer, of course! Tanah Lot is one of the most important attractions of the island. So why to go there?

Beautifully situated

Tanah Lot means Land in the Sea. The temple is located on a rock about 20 meters from the shore. The passage remains free only at low tide, then you can get to the rock. During the high tide it becomes flooded and inaccessible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB1VQtvTxI0

Important place of worship

This temple from the sixteenth century is of great importance for the Balinese people. Its task is to protect the inhabitants of the island from evil spirits that may come from the ocean.

Holy snakes

Constantly striking at the foot of Tanah Lot Waves, they created a series of caves in the rock that became the home of sea serpents. Locals believe that these snakes protect the temple from evil spirits and people with bad intentions. For a small fee, you can enter the Holy Snake Cave and see the holy snakes.


What To Know about Tanah Lot?

A spiritual wall against evil spirits

Tanah Lot Temple is devoted to the sea god Dewa Baruna. The temple belongs to seven temples located along the coast. Together, they form a spiritual wall that protects the land and its inhabitants. Other temples are:

Pura Luhur Uluwatu

Pura Gede Perancak

Pura Mas Bitch

Pura Pulaki

Pura Rambut Siwi

Pura Sakenan

From each temple you can see the others. And so from Tanah Lot you can see the cliff of Uluwatu

Legend behind Tanah Lot
The founder of Tanah Lot was the Indian priest Dang Hyang Nirartha. He came from Java to preach Hinduism. After a night spent on a small rock separated from land, he felt that this place was sacred. And he ordered to build a temple there. From the shawl, seelendang, he created a great serpent who still lives in the local waters and protects the temple.

Hinduism. After a night spent on a small rock separated from land, he felt that this place was sacred. And he ordered to build a temple there. From the shawl, seelendang, he created a great serpent who still lives in the local waters and protects the temple.

A magical source in Tanah Lot.
There is also a cave with a magical spring. Interestingly, the water in the spring is sweet, despite the salty waters of the ocean surrounding it.

Tanah Lot after renovation
In the 80s, the temple began to decline. The Japanese government, which donated USD 130 million for this purpose, helped to renovate. As a result, 1/3 of the rock supporting the temple is artificial. However, you can not recognize where the rock is natural and where it is artificial.

Tourists in Tanah Lot
Only the Balinese people have access to the temple. Tourists can count on a sip of water from the holy spring and the blessing that the Balinese priest gave them. Everyone receives a frangipani flower, and his forehead is marked with a clump of rice.
Since tourists are not allowed to enter the temple, their dress code does not apply.


When to go to Tanah Lot?

At low tide
Each time of the day offers a slightly different experience. If you show up at low tide, you will have the opportunity to go to the rock, watch everything up close, take part in a small ceremony.

At high tide
If you arrive during high tide, nature will give a show of waves frantically bouncing off the rocks. The evening, in turn, is a beautiful sunset in the background of the temple.

Ask local guides for price.

Build your custom itinerary and get offers from guides. 

The environment is constantly changing and every moment is a new view. Particular reasons for satisfaction are the residents of the nearby hotel Le Meridien, who can enjoy the view of the ocean and the temple non-stop.

An unusual experience is the golf party at Nirvana Golf Resort. The golf course, located above the temple between rice paddies, offers a view of Tanah Lot. Unfortunately, now closed for renovation.


Address: Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Tanah Lot is located in the town of Tabanan, about 20 km from Denpasar.

You can get there by bus.

Remember, however, that if you want to see the sunset, you will not return by public transport. Then it is best to hire a driver.

To reach the temple, you have to cover a kilometer long road, passing dozens of shops and souvenir stalls and restaurants.

Opening hoursFrom 7 am to 7 pm.
AdmissionIDR 20,000 for (adult) domestic tourists
IDR 60,000 for (adult) foreigners
IDR 10,000 for (child) domestic tourists
IDR 30,000 for (child) foreigners.
ParkingIDR 2.000 / 1 motor bike
IDR 5.000 / 1 car
IDR 10.000 / 1 bus

The Silent Day – Nyepi is really special. I recommend seeing a Galungan Ceremony. And I can show you a Hindu daily life in the village starting from early morning till evening.

avatar

Mardika

Bali Guide

Tanah Lot – Go To Land In The Sea And Meet A Giant Snake 

Pura Gunug Kawi Bali
Why go there? What to know? When to go? Where is it?

Why go There?

Are you asking if Tanah Lot is one of the things to do in Bali? I answer, of course! Tanah Lot is one of the most important attractions of the island. So why to go there?

Beautifully situated

Tanah Lot means Land in the Sea. The temple is located on a rock about 20 meters from the shore. The passage remains free only at low tide, then you can get to the rock. During the high tide it becomes flooded and inaccessible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB1VQtvTxI0

Important place of worship

This temple from the sixteenth century is of great importance for the Balinese people. Its task is to protect the inhabitants of the island from evil spirits that may come from the ocean.

Holy snakes

Constantly striking at the foot of Tanah Lot Waves, they created a series of caves in the rock that became the home of sea serpents. Locals believe that these snakes protect the temple from evil spirits and people with bad intentions. For a small fee, you can enter the Holy Snake Cave and see the holy snakes.


What To Know about Tanah Lot?

A spiritual wall against evil spirits

Tanah Lot Temple is devoted to the sea god Dewa Baruna. The temple belongs to seven temples located along the coast. Together, they form a spiritual wall that protects the land and its inhabitants. Other temples are:

Pura Luhur Uluwatu

Pura Gede Perancak

Pura Mas Bitch

Pura Pulaki

Pura Rambut Siwi

Pura Sakenan

From each temple you can see the others. And so from Tanah Lot you can see the cliff of Uluwatu

Legend behind Tanah Lot
The founder of Tanah Lot was the Indian priest Dang Hyang Nirartha. He came from Java to preach Hinduism. After a night spent on a small rock separated from land, he felt that this place was sacred. And he ordered to build a temple there. From the shawl, seelendang, he created a great serpent who still lives in the local waters and protects the temple.

Hinduism. After a night spent on a small rock separated from land, he felt that this place was sacred. And he ordered to build a temple there. From the shawl, seelendang, he created a great serpent who still lives in the local waters and protects the temple.

A magical source in Tanah Lot.
There is also a cave with a magical spring. Interestingly, the water in the spring is sweet, despite the salty waters of the ocean surrounding it.

Tanah Lot after renovation
In the 80s, the temple began to decline. The Japanese government, which donated USD 130 million for this purpose, helped to renovate. As a result, 1/3 of the rock supporting the temple is artificial. However, you can not recognize where the rock is natural and where it is artificial.

Tourists in Tanah Lot
Only the Balinese people have access to the temple. Tourists can count on a sip of water from the holy spring and the blessing that the Balinese priest gave them. Everyone receives a frangipani flower, and his forehead is marked with a clump of rice.
Since tourists are not allowed to enter the temple, their dress code does not apply.


When to go to Tanah Lot?

At low tide
Each time of the day offers a slightly different experience. If you show up at low tide, you will have the opportunity to go to the rock, watch everything up close, take part in a small ceremony.

At high tide
If you arrive during high tide, nature will give a show of waves frantically bouncing off the rocks. The evening, in turn, is a beautiful sunset in the background of the temple.

Ask local guides for price.

Build your custom itinerary and get offers from guides. 

The environment is constantly changing and every moment is a new view. Particular reasons for satisfaction are the residents of the nearby hotel Le Meridien, who can enjoy the view of the ocean and the temple non-stop.

An unusual experience is the golf party at Nirvana Golf Resort. The golf course, located above the temple between rice paddies, offers a view of Tanah Lot. Unfortunately, now closed for renovation.


Address: Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Tanah Lot is located in the town of Tabanan, about 20 km from Denpasar.

You can get there by bus.

Remember, however, that if you want to see the sunset, you will not return by public transport. Then it is best to hire a driver.

To reach the temple, you have to cover a kilometer long road, passing dozens of shops and souvenir stalls and restaurants.

Opening hoursFrom 7 am to 7 pm.
AdmissionIDR 20,000 for (adult) domestic tourists
IDR 60,000 for (adult) foreigners
IDR 10,000 for (child) domestic tourists
IDR 30,000 for (child) foreigners.
ParkingIDR 2.000 / 1 motor bike
IDR 5.000 / 1 car
IDR 10.000 / 1 bus

The Silent Day – Nyepi is really special. I recommend seeing a Galungan Ceremony. And I can show you a Hindu daily life in the village starting from early morning till evening.

avatar

Mardika

Bali Guide

Tanah Lot – Go To Land In The Sea And Meet A Giant Snake 

Pura Gunug Kawi Bali
Why go there? What to know? When to go? Where is it?

Why go There?

Are you asking if Tanah Lot is one of the things to do in Bali? I answer, of course! Tanah Lot is one of the most important attractions of the island. So why to go there?

Beautifully situated

Tanah Lot means Land in the Sea. The temple is located on a rock about 20 meters from the shore. The passage remains free only at low tide, then you can get to the rock. During the high tide it becomes flooded and inaccessible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB1VQtvTxI0

Important place of worship

This temple from the sixteenth century is of great importance for the Balinese people. Its task is to protect the inhabitants of the island from evil spirits that may come from the ocean.

Holy snakes

Constantly striking at the foot of Tanah Lot Waves, they created a series of caves in the rock that became the home of sea serpents. Locals believe that these snakes protect the temple from evil spirits and people with bad intentions. For a small fee, you can enter the Holy Snake Cave and see the holy snakes.


What To Know about Tanah Lot?

A spiritual wall against evil spirits

Tanah Lot Temple is devoted to the sea god Dewa Baruna. The temple belongs to seven temples located along the coast. Together, they form a spiritual wall that protects the land and its inhabitants. Other temples are:

Pura Luhur Uluwatu

Pura Gede Perancak

Pura Mas Bitch

Pura Pulaki

Pura Rambut Siwi

Pura Sakenan

From each temple you can see the others. And so from Tanah Lot you can see the cliff of Uluwatu

Legend behind Tanah Lot
The founder of Tanah Lot was the Indian priest Dang Hyang Nirartha. He came from Java to preach Hinduism. After a night spent on a small rock separated from land, he felt that this place was sacred. And he ordered to build a temple there. From the shawl, seelendang, he created a great serpent who still lives in the local waters and protects the temple.

Hinduism. After a night spent on a small rock separated from land, he felt that this place was sacred. And he ordered to build a temple there. From the shawl, seelendang, he created a great serpent who still lives in the local waters and protects the temple.

A magical source in Tanah Lot.
There is also a cave with a magical spring. Interestingly, the water in the spring is sweet, despite the salty waters of the ocean surrounding it.

Tanah Lot after renovation
In the 80s, the temple began to decline. The Japanese government, which donated USD 130 million for this purpose, helped to renovate. As a result, 1/3 of the rock supporting the temple is artificial. However, you can not recognize where the rock is natural and where it is artificial.

Tourists in Tanah Lot
Only the Balinese people have access to the temple. Tourists can count on a sip of water from the holy spring and the blessing that the Balinese priest gave them. Everyone receives a frangipani flower, and his forehead is marked with a clump of rice.
Since tourists are not allowed to enter the temple, their dress code does not apply.


When to go to Tanah Lot?

At low tide
Each time of the day offers a slightly different experience. If you show up at low tide, you will have the opportunity to go to the rock, watch everything up close, take part in a small ceremony.

At high tide
If you arrive during high tide, nature will give a show of waves frantically bouncing off the rocks. The evening, in turn, is a beautiful sunset in the background of the temple.

Ask local guides for price.

Build your custom itinerary and get offers from guides. 

The environment is constantly changing and every moment is a new view. Particular reasons for satisfaction are the residents of the nearby hotel Le Meridien, who can enjoy the view of the ocean and the temple non-stop.

An unusual experience is the golf party at Nirvana Golf Resort. The golf course, located above the temple between rice paddies, offers a view of Tanah Lot. Unfortunately, now closed for renovation.


Address: Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Tanah Lot is located in the town of Tabanan, about 20 km from Denpasar.

You can get there by bus.

Remember, however, that if you want to see the sunset, you will not return by public transport. Then it is best to hire a driver.

To reach the temple, you have to cover a kilometer long road, passing dozens of shops and souvenir stalls and restaurants.

Opening hoursFrom 7 am to 7 pm.
AdmissionIDR 20,000 for (adult) domestic tourists
IDR 60,000 for (adult) foreigners
IDR 10,000 for (child) domestic tourists
IDR 30,000 for (child) foreigners.
ParkingIDR 2.000 / 1 motor bike
IDR 5.000 / 1 car
IDR 10.000 / 1 bus

The Silent Day – Nyepi is really special. I recommend seeing a Galungan Ceremony. And I can show you a Hindu daily life in the village starting from early morning till evening.

avatar

Mardika

Bali Guide

Tanah Lot – Go To Land In The Sea And Meet A Giant Snake 

Pura Gunug Kawi Bali
Why go there? What to know? When to go? Where is it?

Why go There?

Are you asking if Tanah Lot is one of the things to do in Bali? I answer, of course! Tanah Lot is one of the most important attractions of the island. So why to go there?

Beautifully situated

Tanah Lot means Land in the Sea. The temple is located on a rock about 20 meters from the shore. The passage remains free only at low tide, then you can get to the rock. During the high tide it becomes flooded and inaccessible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB1VQtvTxI0

Important place of worship

This temple from the sixteenth century is of great importance for the Balinese people. Its task is to protect the inhabitants of the island from evil spirits that may come from the ocean.

Holy snakes

Constantly striking at the foot of Tanah Lot Waves, they created a series of caves in the rock that became the home of sea serpents. Locals believe that these snakes protect the temple from evil spirits and people with bad intentions. For a small fee, you can enter the Holy Snake Cave and see the holy snakes.


What To Know about Tanah Lot?

A spiritual wall against evil spirits

Tanah Lot Temple is devoted to the sea god Dewa Baruna. The temple belongs to seven temples located along the coast. Together, they form a spiritual wall that protects the land and its inhabitants. Other temples are:

Pura Luhur Uluwatu

Pura Gede Perancak

Pura Mas Bitch

Pura Pulaki

Pura Rambut Siwi

Pura Sakenan

From each temple you can see the others. And so from Tanah Lot you can see the cliff of Uluwatu

Legend behind Tanah Lot
The founder of Tanah Lot was the Indian priest Dang Hyang Nirartha. He came from Java to preach Hinduism. After a night spent on a small rock separated from land, he felt that this place was sacred. And he ordered to build a temple there. From the shawl, seelendang, he created a great serpent who still lives in the local waters and protects the temple.

Hinduism. After a night spent on a small rock separated from land, he felt that this place was sacred. And he ordered to build a temple there. From the shawl, seelendang, he created a great serpent who still lives in the local waters and protects the temple.

A magical source in Tanah Lot.
There is also a cave with a magical spring. Interestingly, the water in the spring is sweet, despite the salty waters of the ocean surrounding it.

Tanah Lot after renovation
In the 80s, the temple began to decline. The Japanese government, which donated USD 130 million for this purpose, helped to renovate. As a result, 1/3 of the rock supporting the temple is artificial. However, you can not recognize where the rock is natural and where it is artificial.

Tourists in Tanah Lot
Only the Balinese people have access to the temple. Tourists can count on a sip of water from the holy spring and the blessing that the Balinese priest gave them. Everyone receives a frangipani flower, and his forehead is marked with a clump of rice.
Since tourists are not allowed to enter the temple, their dress code does not apply.


When to go to Tanah Lot?

At low tide
Each time of the day offers a slightly different experience. If you show up at low tide, you will have the opportunity to go to the rock, watch everything up close, take part in a small ceremony.

At high tide
If you arrive during high tide, nature will give a show of waves frantically bouncing off the rocks. The evening, in turn, is a beautiful sunset in the background of the temple.

Ask local guides for price.

Build your custom itinerary and get offers from guides. 

The environment is constantly changing and every moment is a new view. Particular reasons for satisfaction are the residents of the nearby hotel Le Meridien, who can enjoy the view of the ocean and the temple non-stop.

An unusual experience is the golf party at Nirvana Golf Resort. The golf course, located above the temple between rice paddies, offers a view of Tanah Lot. Unfortunately, now closed for renovation.


Address: Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Tanah Lot is located in the town of Tabanan, about 20 km from Denpasar.

You can get there by bus.

Remember, however, that if you want to see the sunset, you will not return by public transport. Then it is best to hire a driver.

To reach the temple, you have to cover a kilometer long road, passing dozens of shops and souvenir stalls and restaurants.

Opening hoursFrom 7 am to 7 pm.
AdmissionIDR 20,000 for (adult) domestic tourists
IDR 60,000 for (adult) foreigners
IDR 10,000 for (child) domestic tourists
IDR 30,000 for (child) foreigners.
ParkingIDR 2.000 / 1 motor bike
IDR 5.000 / 1 car
IDR 10.000 / 1 bus

The Silent Day – Nyepi is really special. I recommend seeing a Galungan Ceremony. And I can show you a Hindu daily life in the village starting from early morning till evening.

avatar

Mardika

Bali Guide

Tanah Lot – Go To Land In The Sea And Meet A Giant Snake 

Pura Gunug Kawi Bali
Why go there? What to know? When to go? Where is it?

Why go There?

Are you asking if Tanah Lot is one of the things to do in Bali? I answer, of course! Tanah Lot is one of the most important attractions of the island. So why to go there?

Beautifully situated

Tanah Lot means Land in the Sea. The temple is located on a rock about 20 meters from the shore. The passage remains free only at low tide, then you can get to the rock. During the high tide it becomes flooded and inaccessible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB1VQtvTxI0

Important place of worship

This temple from the sixteenth century is of great importance for the Balinese people. Its task is to protect the inhabitants of the island from evil spirits that may come from the ocean.

Holy snakes

Constantly striking at the foot of Tanah Lot Waves, they created a series of caves in the rock that became the home of sea serpents. Locals believe that these snakes protect the temple from evil spirits and people with bad intentions. For a small fee, you can enter the Holy Snake Cave and see the holy snakes.


What To Know about Tanah Lot?

A spiritual wall against evil spirits

Tanah Lot Temple is devoted to the sea god Dewa Baruna. The temple belongs to seven temples located along the coast. Together, they form a spiritual wall that protects the land and its inhabitants. Other temples are:

Pura Luhur Uluwatu

Pura Gede Perancak

Pura Mas Bitch

Pura Pulaki

Pura Rambut Siwi

Pura Sakenan

From each temple you can see the others. And so from Tanah Lot you can see the cliff of Uluwatu

Legend behind Tanah Lot
The founder of Tanah Lot was the Indian priest Dang Hyang Nirartha. He came from Java to preach Hinduism. After a night spent on a small rock separated from land, he felt that this place was sacred. And he ordered to build a temple there. From the shawl, seelendang, he created a great serpent who still lives in the local waters and protects the temple.

Hinduism. After a night spent on a small rock separated from land, he felt that this place was sacred. And he ordered to build a temple there. From the shawl, seelendang, he created a great serpent who still lives in the local waters and protects the temple.

A magical source in Tanah Lot.
There is also a cave with a magical spring. Interestingly, the water in the spring is sweet, despite the salty waters of the ocean surrounding it.

Tanah Lot after renovation
In the 80s, the temple began to decline. The Japanese government, which donated USD 130 million for this purpose, helped to renovate. As a result, 1/3 of the rock supporting the temple is artificial. However, you can not recognize where the rock is natural and where it is artificial.

Tourists in Tanah Lot
Only the Balinese people have access to the temple. Tourists can count on a sip of water from the holy spring and the blessing that the Balinese priest gave them. Everyone receives a frangipani flower, and his forehead is marked with a clump of rice.
Since tourists are not allowed to enter the temple, their dress code does not apply.


When to go to Tanah Lot?

At low tide
Each time of the day offers a slightly different experience. If you show up at low tide, you will have the opportunity to go to the rock, watch everything up close, take part in a small ceremony.

At high tide
If you arrive during high tide, nature will give a show of waves frantically bouncing off the rocks. The evening, in turn, is a beautiful sunset in the background of the temple.

Ask local guides for price.

Build your custom itinerary and get offers from guides. 

The environment is constantly changing and every moment is a new view. Particular reasons for satisfaction are the residents of the nearby hotel Le Meridien, who can enjoy the view of the ocean and the temple non-stop.

An unusual experience is the golf party at Nirvana Golf Resort. The golf course, located above the temple between rice paddies, offers a view of Tanah Lot. Unfortunately, now closed for renovation.


Address: Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Tanah Lot is located in the town of Tabanan, about 20 km from Denpasar.

You can get there by bus.

Remember, however, that if you want to see the sunset, you will not return by public transport. Then it is best to hire a driver.

To reach the temple, you have to cover a kilometer long road, passing dozens of shops and souvenir stalls and restaurants.

Opening hoursFrom 7 am to 7 pm.
AdmissionIDR 20,000 for (adult) domestic tourists
IDR 60,000 for (adult) foreigners
IDR 10,000 for (child) domestic tourists
IDR 30,000 for (child) foreigners.
ParkingIDR 2.000 / 1 motor bike
IDR 5.000 / 1 car
IDR 10.000 / 1 bus

The Silent Day – Nyepi is really special. I recommend seeing a Galungan Ceremony. And I can show you a Hindu daily life in the village starting from early morning till evening.

avatar

Mardika

Bali Guide

Tanah Lot – Go To Land In The Sea And Meet A Giant Snake 

Pura Gunug Kawi Bali
Why go there? What to know? When to go? Where is it?

Why go There?

Are you asking if Tanah Lot is one of the things to do in Bali? I answer, of course! Tanah Lot is one of the most important attractions of the island. So why to go there?

Beautifully situated

Tanah Lot means Land in the Sea. The temple is located on a rock about 20 meters from the shore. The passage remains free only at low tide, then you can get to the rock. During the high tide it becomes flooded and inaccessible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB1VQtvTxI0

Important place of worship

This temple from the sixteenth century is of great importance for the Balinese people. Its task is to protect the inhabitants of the island from evil spirits that may come from the ocean.

Holy snakes

Constantly striking at the foot of Tanah Lot Waves, they created a series of caves in the rock that became the home of sea serpents. Locals believe that these snakes protect the temple from evil spirits and people with bad intentions. For a small fee, you can enter the Holy Snake Cave and see the holy snakes.


What To Know about Tanah Lot?

A spiritual wall against evil spirits

Tanah Lot Temple is devoted to the sea god Dewa Baruna. The temple belongs to seven temples located along the coast. Together, they form a spiritual wall that protects the land and its inhabitants. Other temples are:

Pura Luhur Uluwatu

Pura Gede Perancak

Pura Mas Bitch

Pura Pulaki

Pura Rambut Siwi

Pura Sakenan

From each temple you can see the others. And so from Tanah Lot you can see the cliff of Uluwatu

Legend behind Tanah Lot
The founder of Tanah Lot was the Indian priest Dang Hyang Nirartha. He came from Java to preach Hinduism. After a night spent on a small rock separated from land, he felt that this place was sacred. And he ordered to build a temple there. From the shawl, seelendang, he created a great serpent who still lives in the local waters and protects the temple.

Hinduism. After a night spent on a small rock separated from land, he felt that this place was sacred. And he ordered to build a temple there. From the shawl, seelendang, he created a great serpent who still lives in the local waters and protects the temple.

A magical source in Tanah Lot.
There is also a cave with a magical spring. Interestingly, the water in the spring is sweet, despite the salty waters of the ocean surrounding it.

Tanah Lot after renovation
In the 80s, the temple began to decline. The Japanese government, which donated USD 130 million for this purpose, helped to renovate. As a result, 1/3 of the rock supporting the temple is artificial. However, you can not recognize where the rock is natural and where it is artificial.

Tourists in Tanah Lot
Only the Balinese people have access to the temple. Tourists can count on a sip of water from the holy spring and the blessing that the Balinese priest gave them. Everyone receives a frangipani flower, and his forehead is marked with a clump of rice.
Since tourists are not allowed to enter the temple, their dress code does not apply.


When to go to Tanah Lot?

At low tide
Each time of the day offers a slightly different experience. If you show up at low tide, you will have the opportunity to go to the rock, watch everything up close, take part in a small ceremony.

At high tide
If you arrive during high tide, nature will give a show of waves frantically bouncing off the rocks. The evening, in turn, is a beautiful sunset in the background of the temple.

Ask local guides for price.

Build your custom itinerary and get offers from guides. 

The environment is constantly changing and every moment is a new view. Particular reasons for satisfaction are the residents of the nearby hotel Le Meridien, who can enjoy the view of the ocean and the temple non-stop.

An unusual experience is the golf party at Nirvana Golf Resort. The golf course, located above the temple between rice paddies, offers a view of Tanah Lot. Unfortunately, now closed for renovation.


Address: Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Tanah Lot is located in the town of Tabanan, about 20 km from Denpasar.

You can get there by bus.

Remember, however, that if you want to see the sunset, you will not return by public transport. Then it is best to hire a driver.

To reach the temple, you have to cover a kilometer long road, passing dozens of shops and souvenir stalls and restaurants.

Opening hoursFrom 7 am to 7 pm.
AdmissionIDR 20,000 for (adult) domestic tourists
IDR 60,000 for (adult) foreigners
IDR 10,000 for (child) domestic tourists
IDR 30,000 for (child) foreigners.
ParkingIDR 2.000 / 1 motor bike
IDR 5.000 / 1 car
IDR 10.000 / 1 bus

The Silent Day – Nyepi is really special. I recommend seeing a Galungan Ceremony. And I can show you a Hindu daily life in the village starting from early morning till evening.

avatar

Mardika

Bali Guide

Tanah Lot – Go To Land In The Sea And Meet A Giant Snake 

Pura Gunug Kawi Bali
Why go there? What to know? When to go? Where is it?

Why go There?

Are you asking if Tanah Lot is one of the things to do in Bali? I answer, of course! Tanah Lot is one of the most important attractions of the island. So why to go there?

Beautifully situated

Tanah Lot means Land in the Sea. The temple is located on a rock about 20 meters from the shore. The passage remains free only at low tide, then you can get to the rock. During the high tide it becomes flooded and inaccessible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB1VQtvTxI0

Important place of worship

This temple from the sixteenth century is of great importance for the Balinese people. Its task is to protect the inhabitants of the island from evil spirits that may come from the ocean.

Holy snakes

Constantly striking at the foot of Tanah Lot Waves, they created a series of caves in the rock that became the home of sea serpents. Locals believe that these snakes protect the temple from evil spirits and people with bad intentions. For a small fee, you can enter the Holy Snake Cave and see the holy snakes.


What To Know about Tanah Lot?

A spiritual wall against evil spirits

Tanah Lot Temple is devoted to the sea god Dewa Baruna. The temple belongs to seven temples located along the coast. Together, they form a spiritual wall that protects the land and its inhabitants. Other temples are:

Pura Luhur Uluwatu

Pura Gede Perancak

Pura Mas Bitch

Pura Pulaki

Pura Rambut Siwi

Pura Sakenan

From each temple you can see the others. And so from Tanah Lot you can see the cliff of Uluwatu

Legend behind Tanah Lot
The founder of Tanah Lot was the Indian priest Dang Hyang Nirartha. He came from Java to preach Hinduism. After a night spent on a small rock separated from land, he felt that this place was sacred. And he ordered to build a temple there. From the shawl, seelendang, he created a great serpent who still lives in the local waters and protects the temple.

Hinduism. After a night spent on a small rock separated from land, he felt that this place was sacred. And he ordered to build a temple there. From the shawl, seelendang, he created a great serpent who still lives in the local waters and protects the temple.

A magical source in Tanah Lot.
There is also a cave with a magical spring. Interestingly, the water in the spring is sweet, despite the salty waters of the ocean surrounding it.

Tanah Lot after renovation
In the 80s, the temple began to decline. The Japanese government, which donated USD 130 million for this purpose, helped to renovate. As a result, 1/3 of the rock supporting the temple is artificial. However, you can not recognize where the rock is natural and where it is artificial.

Tourists in Tanah Lot
Only the Balinese people have access to the temple. Tourists can count on a sip of water from the holy spring and the blessing that the Balinese priest gave them. Everyone receives a frangipani flower, and his forehead is marked with a clump of rice.
Since tourists are not allowed to enter the temple, their dress code does not apply.


When to go to Tanah Lot?

At low tide
Each time of the day offers a slightly different experience. If you show up at low tide, you will have the opportunity to go to the rock, watch everything up close, take part in a small ceremony.

At high tide
If you arrive during high tide, nature will give a show of waves frantically bouncing off the rocks. The evening, in turn, is a beautiful sunset in the background of the temple.

Ask local guides for price.

Build your custom itinerary and get offers from guides. 

The environment is constantly changing and every moment is a new view. Particular reasons for satisfaction are the residents of the nearby hotel Le Meridien, who can enjoy the view of the ocean and the temple non-stop.

An unusual experience is the golf party at Nirvana Golf Resort. The golf course, located above the temple between rice paddies, offers a view of Tanah Lot. Unfortunately, now closed for renovation.


Address: Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Tanah Lot is located in the town of Tabanan, about 20 km from Denpasar.

You can get there by bus.

Remember, however, that if you want to see the sunset, you will not return by public transport. Then it is best to hire a driver.

To reach the temple, you have to cover a kilometer long road, passing dozens of shops and souvenir stalls and restaurants.

Opening hoursFrom 7 am to 7 pm.
AdmissionIDR 20,000 for (adult) domestic tourists
IDR 60,000 for (adult) foreigners
IDR 10,000 for (child) domestic tourists
IDR 30,000 for (child) foreigners.
ParkingIDR 2.000 / 1 motor bike
IDR 5.000 / 1 car
IDR 10.000 / 1 bus

The Silent Day – Nyepi is really special. I recommend seeing a Galungan Ceremony. And I can show you a Hindu daily life in the village starting from early morning till evening.

avatar

Mardika

Bali Guide