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Tanah Lot Temple in Bali: Ultimate Guide to Bali’s Stunning Sea Temple

Bali is known as “Pulau Seribu Pura” which means it is an island with thousands of temples or “The Land Of Gods”. Culture and nature have a strong relation with Hindu and religion. Everywhere you enter Bali, you’ll see Hindu temples. Balinese life is strongly influenced by their religion. One such Magnificent beauty is Tanah Lot Temple, a beauty indulged not just in Balinese spiritualism and mythology but a classic mysterious tourist destination, making it one of the key attractions of Bali.


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History of Tanah Lot Temple

It is said that Tanah Lot Temple was built by a Hindu priest Danghyang Nirartha in the 16th century, who has shaped Bali’s Hinduism and non-secular architecture for the centuries to return. Dang Hyang Nirartha, arrived in Bali to spread myths and traditions and established a site to provide salutation to the ocean god, Baruna. He faced opposition but Nirartha resisted and through this rumination shifted an outsized rock to sea and sea snakes to protect its base. This is how it got its original name Tengah Lod, which means ‘Land in the sea’. That’s how ancient the Pura Luhur Tanah Lot Temple is and till date never fails to attract a lot of tourists, making it one of the must-visit places in Bali. Tanah Lot Temple, not just indulges your mind and soul to peace but the stunning sunset is just so easy on the eye that it gives a calming effect.

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How To Get To Pura Tanah Lot Temple

This Classic attraction of Tanah Lot Temple is located in Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan, approximately 13 kilometers (8 miles) south of Tabanan. From Kuta, you’ll reach the temple along the coast by an extended beach walk or by bicycle. If you go there through the road, go north-west from Kuta and from Denpasar west to Tabanan. On this road, you turn left towards Kediri before Tabanan. In Kediri itself you will find a side road that leads down to the coast. The best way to reach out is a taxi or hire a cab. If looking for a magnificent experience you can hire scooters and drive across the coast exploring the roads with the authenticity of the destination.

Pura Tanah Lot Temple Entrance Fees

It is to be noted that the sightseeing entrance fees are to be paid in local currency (IDR) at Tanah Lot Temple. This fee is collected for the welfare of the temple.

Adults: 60,000 rupiah (INR 285)
Children: 30,000 rupiah (INR 142)

The parking fees is-
2-wheeler parking: 2000 rupiah (INR 10)
4-wheeler parking: 5000 rupiah (INR 25)

Pura Tanah Lot Temple Opening Hours

Tanah Lot Temple is open from Monday to Sunday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Start the tour, by grabbing lunch at a bunch of restaurants that serve both traditional Balinese cuisine also as modern western cuisine and patronise the market before making your thanks to the temple to catch the sunset, a sunset painted with a carnival of colours great to watch this amazing sunset at about 6-6:30 pm, which is the golden hour for avid photographers keeping their camera’s busy.

Tips for visiting Pura Tanah Lot Temple

  • Being one of the pilgrimage sites, the attire is strictly followed here at Tanah Lot Temple, Women must wear a sarong (clothes that cover from the waist to ankle) or kebaya (native Indonesian dress), and tie a shawl or a sash on the waist. Men must also wear a Udeng (a Balinese turban-like headdress).
  • Tanah Lot Market is lined with stalls of all types, Pick up a gift or buy traditional clothes here. On a hot day, stop at a tender coconut stall to enjoy some Es Kelapa Muda (chilled tender coconut water).

Bali is a true utopia, The true beauty of Bali lies in the culture, the people, and the arts. There is a perfect balance and harmony between humans and nature. One might get amazed by the mystical traditions whereas some get astonished by its natural beauty. A visit to Tanah Lot temple, with the view of the waves crashing the shore is just going to woo you.

Bali has so much to offer to families and no doubt it is an idyllic destination for the couples, especially for honeymoon couples, starting from its rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, volcanic hillsides, adventure, captivating culture, rice terraces, a vivid and picturesque blend of everything one can await to experience. So what are you waiting for? Plan your Bali trip package today with Pickyourtrail and experience the blissful Tanah Lot Temple!


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