Tanah Lot Temple may be one of the most famous temples in Bali. With its uniqueness of the location of the temple combined with the mesmerizing view of the beach, especially at the sunset time, makes Tanah Lot become one of the must-visit places in Bali. Not only for the tourists but also for the local's people especially the Hindu people in Bali. Tanah Lot Temple is also one of the most sacred temples in Bali which is part of the Khayangan Jagad Temple and it is used to worship the God of the sea.
Located in Tabanan Regency, it takes around 1 hour from the center of Denpasar to reach Tanah Lot Temple. If you are staying around Canggu, it will be easier and takes a shorter time to reach Tanah Lot Temple for you. You just need to go to the west from Canggu Street to Tanah Lot Street and follow the sign you will find on the street. When you are in the area of Tanah Lot, you have to park for vehicle in the parking area and walk for a few meters to reach the beach. You will find a lot of art shops along the road from the parking lot to the temple.
When you finally on the beach area, you will find huge coral cliffs around. There are two temples in Tanah Lot, one is on the huge coral cliff on the ocean and the other one is on the cliff looks like Uluwatu Temple. When the waves are not too strong and safe, you can walk to the temple on the cliff in the middle of the ocean. If you are lucky, you can find a sea snake that lives under this cliff. People believe it is a holy snake that protects the temple from bad things. The other temple is easier to be accessed because it is not located on the ocean. At a glance, the location of this temple is similar to Uluwatu Temple, because both of them located on the edge of a cliff.
The best time to enjoy the view of Tanah Lot Temple is at the sunset time. You will see the golden sky with the shades of the huge coral cliffs and the temples. But if you come on the day time, you will see more activities especially the people who come to pray at Tanah Lot Temple. If you are looking for the place to enjoy the beautiful view of nature combined with the spiritual atmosphere, Tanah Lot is a must place you have to visit. Especially because the facilities here are always upgraded to make the tourists feel comfortable.