Tanah Lot Temple is a tourist attraction in Bali, Indonesia. Here there are two temples located on a large rock. One is located on top of a rock and the other is located on a cliff similar to Uluwatu Temple. Tanah Lot Temple is part of the Dang Kahyangan temple. Tanah Lot Temple is a sea temple where the gods of the sea guard worship. Tanah Lot is famous as a beautiful place to watch the sunset. The onshore site of the Tanah Lot Temple complex is dotted with smaller shrines together with visitors leisure facilities that comprise restaurants, shops and a cultural park where regular dance performances are shown regularly. The temple is located in the Beraban village of the Tabanan regency, an approximate 20km northwest of Kuta. It is often included on sightseeing and cultural tours to Bali’s western and central regions.
If planning a vacation in here, make sure you don’t miss the following interesting things:
Enjoy the most beautiful sunset moments
Tanah Lot is having the best location to watch the sunset. Many tourists who want to enjoy the natural beauty in the afternoon, so that these attractions become more full. The golden red light with violet that illuminates the temple can certainly provide a romantic exotic panorama to cover your day perfectly.
Tanah Lot Temple is a temple on the beach, so it is very beautiful to visit at sunset when it is not cloudy. The sun’s arch looks very clear.
If you want to prove the beauty of the golden sunset here, come around at 17:00. This time is considered right for you to get the best position to enjoy the sunset from beginning to end.
Watching the Kecak dance performance
After sunset ended, there was a show that can be enjoyed by tourists in Tanah Lot that is the Kecak Dance Show. Kecak Dance is played mainly by men, where the number of players in the tens or more dancers who sit in line and a circle with a certain rhythm voices calling for “cak”, raising his hands. Try watching the Kecak Dance Fire Show at Surya Mandala Cultural Park, which is located west of Pura Batu Bolong or next to Melasti Restaurant. To watch this performance, you must pay a ticket fee of IDR 50,000 per person.
Visit the Holy Water Cave & Holy Water Snake
Right in front of the Cave of the Holy Snake, there is a Cave of Holy Water which drains springs that come from the middle of the sea. This freshwater source cave called Tirta Pabersih is now sacred water. Aside from being used for the worship of Hindus, tourists are allowed to be able to drink the holy water or wash their hands and face in a row.
When water is drunk, it tastes very fresh and there is no taste of salt. People also believe that drinking holy water can provide many benefits, such as curing all kinds of diseases and increasing the fertility of married couples.
The Cave of the Holy Snake which stores snakes which are believed to be temple guards. The snake here is a type of sea snake with black and white, white and venomous striped skin.
Although classified as a dangerous type of snake, you are allowed to hold these snakes. You can also take pictures with the holy snake while accompanied by the handler just by paying voluntarily on a box that has been prepared.
Witnessing Religious Ceremonies
Tanah Lot Temple is one of the many popular destinations in Bali. Moreover, this temple has a unique shape because of its location in the middle of the sea. There are many opportunities to choose from to visit this temple. However, if you want to witness a special moment, there is no harm in coming to the execution of the Pura Tanah Lot temple.
OPENING HOURS: DAILY FROM 7:00-19:00 TICKET : - DOMESTIC RP 20.000 - DOMESTIC CHILDREN( 6-12 ):RP 15.000 - FOREIGN RP 60.000 - FOREIGN CHILDREN ( 6-12 ): RP 30.000 LOC : JLN. RAYA TANAH LOT,BALI,INDONESIA