One Of Bali’s Most Important Landmarks, Tanah Lot

Tanah Lot means “Land in the middle of the sea” in Balinese. Tanah Lot Temple believed was built by Danghyang Nirartha in 15th century as holy place for him to worship the Balinese sea gods. This temple is one of seven sea temple in Bali, formed a chain along the south – western coast.

Tanah Lot Temple became famous travel destination in the world because its special location, that is, the temple looks like in the middle of the sea when the tide is high, when one is low the temple looks like in the beach and people can walk to the temple.

Tanah Lot Temple, Bali
Tanah Lot Temple, Bali (Source :

Other most famous in Tanah Lot is at the base of the temple inside many rock caves, inhabitated by sea snakes. Which are believed to guard the temple.

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  • Comprehend the history value and the culture about Tanah Lot tourist attraction.
  • Entrance fee and parking fee must be brought when the visitor already enter to Tanah Lot tourist attraction.
  • Do not enter to the temple except to pray.
  • Wearing polite and natty clothes when meet holy snake expert in conquering animals.
  • If the tide is high, the visitors prohibited to come near the coast.

Other tourism object

Surya Mandala Cultural Park is located 10 minutes from Tanah Lot Temple that functioning as guard of the ocean and surrounding by other temple like Pakendungan Temple, Batu Bolong Temple, and Enjung Galuh Temple.

Batu Bolong Temple, Tanah Lot
Batu Bolong Temple, Tanah Lot (Source :

How to get there ?

Tanah Lot located in Tabanan regency, Kediri district, countryside of Beraban. If you travel from Tabanan about 13 km heading south to Beraban countryside. And if you travel from Denpasar heading northwest to Tabanan, at Kediri cross road turn left or heading to southwest about 9 km to get Tanah Lot.

The distance between Denpasar to Tanah Lot about 30 km. You can also using bemo (public transportation) depart from Denpasar’s Ubung Station heading to Kediri. From Kediri take bemo to Tanah Lot.

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