Tanah Lot Temple, Bali, Indonesia. Tanah Lot means ‘Land in the Middle of the Sea’ in Balinese language. Located about 20 km from Denpasar, the temple sits on a huge offshore rock which has been shaped continuously over the years by the ocean tide.
Tanah Lot is one of the favourite tourism destinations in Bali island. Bali has nickname “Thousand Puras Island” and one of the biggest Pura in Bali is Pura Tanah Lot. This Pura is located separatedly from the mainlands, but still can be reached when the sea water reduces without any boats. This Pura is oftenly used as a place for big rituals and ceremonies in Bali.
Pura Tanah Lot is located in Tabanan village, approximately 1 hour 15 mins journey from Kuta. According to a story, this pura was bulit in 16th century by Danghyang Niratha who successfully strengthened Hinduism in Bali island. Besides its historical background values, this Pura also offers amazing charms, such as sunset. A lot of visitors come in the evening. Not to mention if you wacth the sunset from high cliffs with small restaurants there. Surely this place will always be great choice for tourists having trips to Bali.
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