Bali Backpacker's Guide

TANAH LOT TEMPLE (Pura Tanah Lot) + SUNSET

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS TEMPLE?

AWESOME LOCATION
The temple located in the small island.
It will looks like isolated island when the high tide come.

AWESOME SUNSET
It’s Bali scenic temple.
Beautiful sunset and ocean view.

POPULAR TEMPLE 
You are going to visit the main temple in Bali.
Probably the most visited temple in Bali.

NEAR OTHER DESTINATION
It’s near to other destination such as Karang Bolong temple and Tanah Lot beach.
You can combine to visit those places.

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DESCRIPTION:

Tanah Lot temple  is a temple located in the small island and surrounded by big wave sea water when it’s high tide. It’s a place to worship balinese sea god, Dewa Baruna or Bethara Segara.

The name ‘Tanah Lot’ means floating land in balinese language. It’s long natural process to be an island like today.The connected land (a cape) get erosion by sea wave for thousand years. It become big hole like you can see in the west of Tanah Lot. Then the junction crumbled and fall down. Then it looks like separated land, it looks like an island today.

*) There is a nice story about Tanah Lot history. But, seems the history not make sense for me. That’s why i don’t write here. But, you can check in other blog or other website.

PILGRIMS ON THE TANAH LOT:

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HOW MUCH THE ENTRANCE FEE?

ENTRANCE FEE:
Adult : IDR 60K
Child : IDR 30K

PARKING FEE:
Scooter : IDR 2K
Car       : IDR 5K

TANAH LOT ENTRANCE FEE:

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WHEN THE BEST TIME TO VISIT IT?

OPENING HOURS:
7.00 AM – 7.00 PM.

*) It will be crowded if your visit on weekend or in the same time of student visit.

CEREMONY (Piodalan) or Hindus special day on Tanah Lot temple:

19  April 2017, Buda Wage Langkir ceremony.
15  November 2017, Buda Wage Langkir ceremony.

*) You can see hindus people praying and the sequence of ceremony it self. Awesome ceremony & culture.

HINDUS PEOPLE PRAYING ON THE HINDUS SPECIAL DAY:

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HINDUS PRIEST GIVING HOLY WATER FOR BLESSING:

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WHERE IS IT?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Beraban
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Kediri
Regency (Kabupaten): Tabanan
Province (Provinsi): Bali

DISTANCE:
About 21 km northwest of Denpasar or 1 hour.
About 33 km southwest of Ubud or 1 hour and 15 minutes.
About 23 km northwest of Kuta beach or 1 hours.
About 26 km northwest of Ngurah Rai airport or 1 hour.

MAP:

HOW TO GET TO THE LOCATION?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is no direct public transport to get there.

*) For backpacker i recommend you to rent a scooter to reach this temple and use google map as your navigator.

TANAH LOT TEMPLE ON HIGH TIDE:

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*) You really can not reach Tanah Lot when high tide. Even for local hindu who want to pray in the island temple.

**) There is a cave which is a place of sacred black-white (zebra) snake inside. The local people believe it’s shawl from holy hindus priest that change turn into a snake.

OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your smartphone.

RESTROOM/TOILET:
Some restroom and toilet. Better bring your own tissue.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
Some shop outside of temple selling foods, snacks and souvenirs.

*) There are some restaurant with nice ‘Tanah Lot’ view. You can reach it by walk up the stairs. It’s located in the northeast of Tanah Lot temple.

OTHER SIGHT VIEW IN THE WEST OF ‘TANAH LOT’ (PURA BATU BOLONG):

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SOME  ‘SEE & DO’ NEAR TANAH LOT TEMPLE:

You can combine to visit these places when you visit Tanah Lot temple:

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2.
3. Gusto Gelato ice cream.
4. Kuta beach (Surfing + sunset)

You can also check our recommended itinerary here: Day 6 itinerary.

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