Tanah lot temple, Bali

Tanah lot temple in Bali is one of popular tourist destination and ancient temple in Indonesia.

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Tanah lot temple Bali a popular tourist destination & ancient temple

Tanah Lot Temple Bali

Tanah lot temple is one of popular tourist destination and ancient temple in Bali, Indonesia. And the most pictured temple of the Bali because of its magnificent sea view.

Tanah stands for the Earth and Lot means the Sea, which perfectly describes the temple’s location and view, situated on top of an impressive rock overlooking the sea beautifully.

Temple site is extremely popular among the tourist and locals which make it very busy during the late afternoons and pre-sunset hours.

Temple History

The stories and beliefs related to this Tanah temple are also very interesting and beautiful in its way. Temple history of Tanah Lot Temple related to the sacred journey of an ancient Monk named Dang Hyang Nirartha’s journey from Blambangan (Java island) to Bali island.
Monk Dang Hyang Nirartha came here to spread the teaching of Hinduism on the island. According to local beliefs, during his visit, he spent a night here at the seaside praising the beauty of nature & god’s creation and he urges people of the island to build a temple here on the rocks.

After his departure, the locals decided to build a temple at the same location and that’s how the temple was built.

Key Attractions Of Tanah Lot Temple Bali

Temple View

Tanah Lot temple – The Hindu Temple In Bali, Indonesia.

Temple is built on the rock formation with hollow overpass linking to the mainland. With well-kept tropical garden pathway ads to the beauty of the temple. At the entrance of the temple, you will find a very beautiful architectured gate of the temple a great example of Balinese architecture & design.

You will also find many shops at the entrance itself selling from local handicrafts to a T-shirt, Balinese sarongs, hats, sandals, paintings, woodcarvings and more. Here you will also find stalls selling street food and drinks. The tourist area of Pura Tanah lot near the Tanah Lot temple is very well managed for visitors by the local authorities.

You will easily find the parking areas, public toilets, shops, restaurants, open stage, tourist information centre and security safety services near the temple. There are many good restaurants, where you can enjoy many good local cuisines with a beautiful sunset view of the slowly disappearing of the sun in the ocean with the soothing natural sound of sea waves.

It will be an incredible memory for a lifetime. Other smaller temples around the site host prayer sessions for various aspects of the villagers’ agrarian life, from good rice harvests to rites of passage.

Temple View

Best Time to Visit Tanah Lot Temple

Tanah lot temple is a very busy yet popular place among travellers & locals and often stays crowded on weekdays. On a clear sunny day, hundreds to thousands of tourist come there to visit the place and to enjoy the best views of the place.

That’s why the best time to visit the temple is in low season or can say of-season when there are less crowd and rush. During the low season from December to Mid April the crowd is less and you will also get things at cheap rates.

Ranging from Flight tickets to Hotel & Restaurants generally, the prices are low in the offseason. During the low tides, the temple tour is best because you can visit the temple base and holy caves at the base to get the blessing of the priest here.

Photography loves the beach during the low tides because you can also walk through the beach and click pictures good pictures with good angles. Various locations offer stunning views of the temple, making this a very photogenic destination. Depending on the position of the sun, the light is perfect for taking beautiful photographs.

Tanah Lot is a very suitable place for family holidays and there are adequate facilities such as good hotels, restaurants, sunset terrace, art shops and other basic facilities. Tanah Lot Temple is located at Jl Tanah Lot, Beraban Village, Kediri sub-district, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia.

Tanah Lot Temple Opening Hours

Tanah lot temple timings are from 7 am to 7 pm. We recommend you to reach there as early as possible to skip the rush. The place starts getting crowded after 10 in the morning.If you are planning to visit Tanah Lot Temple for sunset, We recommend you to reach there between 4 pm to 6 pm. It is the best time to see the sunset from the temple.


07:00 AM to 07:00PM

How to reach

 Tanah Lot Temple is around 27 km from the Ngurah Rai International Airport.

You can easily find a private cab and other public transport to reach the Tanah Lot Temple. Or you can hir a scooter too to reach there.

It will take 60-80 minutes from the airport and 45 minutes from Kuta, Legian, Seminyak and 30-40 minutes from Ubud.

Once there, visitors must walk along pathways that are dotted with stalls selling souvenirs before arriving at the beach in front of the temple.

Entry Ticket – 
Entrance tickets cost 20,000 Rupiah for Indonesian nationals (Rp 15,000 for children), but foreigners have to pay three times the price, or Rp 60,000 (Rp 30,000 for children)

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