Tanah Lot Temple

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Tanah Lot Temple
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Tanah Lot Temple is one of Bali's most important landmarks, famed for its unique offshore setting and sunset backdrops. An ancient Hindu shrine perched on top of an outcrop amidst constantly crashing waves.
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Simon D
Ballajura, Australia373 contributions
This was our second visit to Tanah Lot. We first visited about 20 years ago and went to watch the sunset, unfortunately it was packed with lots of visitors and sellers and it wasn't as nice as I was hoping. This time we went early in the day and it was a completely different experience. There were very few others there and we could just roam around without the crowds and take it all in, taking photos without heaps of people in the frame. Still sellers there trying to get us to buy souvenir's but not that intrusive.
This visit was what I hoped it would be, relaxed with plenty of opportunities to take great photos. It is such a serene place to when seen like this.
Written May 8, 2022
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jazziejem
Edinburgh, UK48 contributions
Couples
What a beautiful experience. We went on a half day trip only to Tanah Lot Temple, really helped us enjoy the experience. I rushed and not far to travel, We had the perfect amount of time to enjoy the gardens and temple before the sunset. I would highly recommend this half day tour to the temple only as it is a nice change of pace from other full day tours. Our driver Agus was most lovely, taking photos and explaining things to us. We enjoyed the market also, bought some original art directly from the artist and then enjoyed the relaxing sunset till the very end. So glad we did it!
Written February 5, 2020
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GHILDA C
Amman, Jordan20 contributions
Family
We visited Tanah Lot on our way back from a day long journey making it a point to reach it at sunset. And wow was that an experience. It was a festive day so most of the visitors were there to make offerings and that was incredible to experience.
The temple is beautiful and the chanting throughout adds to the magic of it.
The waves crashing at the foot of the temple is simply magnificent.
Not to be missed.

The entrance to the temple is through a market and it is busy busy busy so I’d recommend for parents to carry their kiddos (younger ones of course) on their backs or shoulders to get through it. Still a good experience for the senses (smells and sight both enriched).
Written January 8, 2020
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nganghui
Singapore, Singapore53 contributions
Friends
The sunset was pretty beautiful, not much to see there except for walking along the beach and the temple. I would not have came here except that my family wanted to as I thought it was slightly overrated.

Our experience was also marred by a scam at a fruit juice shop in the complex. It was a Chinese fruit juice stall (you'll see Chinese words advertising advocado ice cream and smoothies). The Chinese owner was proactive in getting us to go in and was fervent in recommending the menu. However, she intentionally failed to tell us that her menu charges in Chinese Yuan instead of the local currency IDR. Imagine our shock when our bill turned out to be almost three times the normal rate in Bali. We informed her that it was very expensive and we didn't know her currency was not local, and she plaintively ignored our comments. We felt deliberately misled by her. None of her local staff dared to bring us the bill, and she was the only one collecting orders and payments.

We could have been more cautious with the menu, but we definitely did not expected to be charged a different currency from IDR. Please beware of this shop!
Written February 10, 2020
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ChicLifeByte
New Delhi, India6,840 contributions
A visit to Bali is incomplete without a visit to Tanah Lot Temple. A unique offshore setting, the place looks mesmerising with sunset backdrops, clear blue water and the rock formation off the Indonesian island of Bali. Tanah Lot means "Land [in the] Sea" in the Balinese language. Infact, this is the first touristy place we explored at Bali. We had a great time in the holy place which is perfect for photo opps as well owing to the stunning view of the temple. 

The place is located 16 kms away from the hotel. We booked a cab from Sanura Tours & Travels and A smooth drive led us to one of Bali’s most important landmark. 

We stepped out of the temple and wanted to quench our thirst. So we looked around and found a shop selling coconuts & ice-creams. To our surprise, these coconuts were much bigger than what we have had in India. So cool, one coconut water was sufficient for all of us. There were also shops selling famous Bali bags and souvenirs.
Written January 12, 2020
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Kages
Melbourne, Australia206 contributions
Couples
Admittedly, the traffic was horrendous. It took us over 2hours from Legian for the 20km journey which should have been about an hour. After we paid our 60Rupiah entry each, we snaked our way through all the retail shops to witness sunset @ Tanah Lot Temple.

Unfortunately, it was less than spectacular and the temple itself was not accessible.

While quite novel, being perched on the side of a cliff, a little too far for little reward.

Recommend that if you go, where supportive shoes because it can be slippery.

Written January 26, 2020
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Dreamcatcher
Bangalore District, India13 contributions
Couples
It's quiet a distance from the mainland of Kuta. Takes approximately an hour in rush hour traffic to get to the temple. One can get there by a rental bike or a hired car. There is an entrance fee of around 60k per person. Once you enter yr greeted by a lot of shops selling a range of things. After a 2min walk you will reach the main temple. It's way better than the other temples out there because there is a lot of modern, good looking structures built even before we get to the main temple. A lot of good photo opportunities. There is a large park that one can walk around and rest from the blazing sun if you travel in the day.

Tip
1. Carry lots of water as Bali is really really Hot.
2. If you don't have a local Sim card and are traveling by bike, just start yr Maps using Wi-Fi while in the hotel and you will be just fine.
Written January 24, 2020
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Abana87
Leeds, UK80 contributions
As the final part of our Temple Tour with Discova, we ended up at the world famous Tanah Lot Temple. Whilst it was incredibly busy, like a lot of the stops on the tour, Tanah Lot also boasted some of the most unique vistas. The island temple itself is a gorgeous site to behold, as well as the distinct styling of the statues and gateways that dot the surrounding area all carrying that certain Balinese charm that is impossible to see anywhere else.

Even if you don't go on a tour of Bali's temples, like we did, Tanah Lot should most definitely be on your list.
Written October 4, 2020
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eat-wander-repeat
London, UK249 contributions
We were sold on taking the 2+ hour drive from Ubud to Tanah Lot by the level of importance this sea temple has for a cultural perspective. However, it's surrounded by tatty souvenir stands, has parking lots to serve lots of tour buses and is overrun by crowds, really taking away from the mysticism of the temple. Pushy tourists, impatient tour guides, just not really creating the environment to appreciate this beautiful location. Unfortunate, but I would give this spot a miss and find another of the many beautiful temples in Bali.
Written January 26, 2020
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SRKK2013
Guwahati, India436 contributions
Visited this place as a day trip from Sanur. We hired a vehicle from the hotel and went there. The temple is situated at the sea. We checked the time and just reached at the time of low tide. Tourist not allowed inside the temple, one can go and see it from outside. Locals will offer to allow entry to go up against a tip. It's not worth as one can climb may be 4 or 5 steps only. View is really beautiful and one should not miss it if in Bali irrespective of religious belief.
Written April 25, 2020
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