Tanah Lot Temple is one of the most popular religious attractions in Indonesia. This temple, which is located on the northwest coast of Bali, is erected on a black rock that juts into the beach with rippling water. Incredible ocean views, clear coastal air, and a spiritual aura attracts visitors to this unique Tanah Lot Temple, a holy place for Hindus.
Tanah Lot Temple is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bali and the main pilgrimage destination for Balinese Hindus from all corners of the island and for Hindus from outside Bali. Although people who are not Hindus are not permitted to enter the temple area, this site is very often included in the tour program, especially the tour that includes a visit to Taman Ayun Temple, the cold area of the Bedugul mountain range with Ulun Danu Bratan Temple and Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest Reserve. Usually a full day tour ends at Tanah Lot Temple to enjoy the sunset view. Sunset at Tanah Lot is a must for first time visitors to Bali.
Bring your camera for the chance of a perfect sunset photo. Although visitors can walk to Hindu temples at low tide, non-Hindu visitors are not permitted to enter the temple area itself. Traffic tends to be very busy, especially from and to the parking area before and after sunset.
Tanah Lot Temple is located about 20 kilometers from Denpasar and Kuta, 31 kilometers from Ubud. Although it is possible to go to Tanah Lot by taxi from Ubud or the south coast, this place is most often visited as part of a guided tour or sunset tour.
The best time to visit Tanah Lot Temple is a few minutes before sunset until sunset, when the red sky meets blue water that surrounds this popular religious site. During low tide, visitors can walk to the land by following a winding road filled with crowded souvenir stalls. When the tide is very difficult to reach the temple.