Tanah Lot, one of the most popular places of interest in
Bali, is located on the coast of West Bali, at the village
of Beraban in the Tabanan Regency. It is also called Tanah
Lot which means 'ancient land' and also 'Tanah Lot', which
means the land to the south.
The temple Pura Tanah Lot, simple in its construction,
is dramatic in its ocean-front location and is one of the
main temples in the worship of Balinese gods. Tanah Lot
has a long history in the world of tourism. The temple itself
is built on a small promontory which is only accessible
at low tide. During high water the rock takes on the appearance
of a large boat at sea, such is its shape.
Poisonous snakes live in the nearby caves to ‘guard’ the
temple and contribute to the temple’s dangerous reputation.
Sunset is the best time to visit Tanah lot, when the golden
red skies frame the temple and waves crash into the rocks.
It is advisable to avoid the tourist crush here as it can