Pura Tanah Lot is in the Tabanan district in the Bali southwest. Pura Tanah Lot is one in six representative temples in Bali.
High priest Danhyang Nirartha visited Tanah Lot in the 16th century. Because he had recommended the construction of the temple where patron saint in sea is enshrined to the villager, it was built. "Tanah" means "Land", and "Lot" means "Sea" in an Indonesian language. Therefore, Pura Tanah Lot is a meaning "Temple on the sea". Mel in five layers in the temple enshrines Shiva, Brahma, and Vishnu of three representative gods of Balinese Hinduism.
It is built on the eroded shore reef by the current and wind and rain during long time. It seems to be floating in the sea at high water. The alias is said, "Rock temple". It is possible to walk near the rock at low water. However, the pagan cannot enter the temple. Some caves are in the ocean subsurface of the base of the shore reef. A huge blacksnake and a white snake that is said the defense god of the temple live there. These snakes seem to be defending the god from the evil spirit who comes from the sea.
The silhouette of the temple thrust out to the Indian Ocean is very fantastic. The sunset is especially beautiful. As for the appearance that has been received against the backdrop of the light of the setting sun, you can feel the solemnity very wonderful.
When the evening comes, it is crowded with the tourist who comes to see the sunset. Going to Pura Tanah Lot before the evening, seeing the temple slowly, and waiting for the sunset, recommend it.
Kecak performs every day since January, 2009.
A local person says, "Take it together" and it approaches, when it tries to take holy snake's photograph. The photography fee might be demanded when you think that he is kind and take a photograph. Moreover, the photography fee might be demanded only from taking snake's photograph. Let's refuse with determined.
Access; From the airport for 1 hour by car
Open time; 7:00-19:00 (For sunset; 18:00-18:30)
Admission fee; Rp3,300