Tanah Lot Temple
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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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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  • lyndawilson72
    939 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Photogenic island temple
    Very photogenic temple about 20min taxi drive from Canggu area. Lots of market stalls/shops around temple area. Easy to walk about and take photos. Note you cannot enter temple itself. Although we weren’t there at sunset, there are lots of cafes from where you can watch the sunset over the temple.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 21, 2023
  • Nicolas Slunsky
    Brno, Czech Republic49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must
    A must-see place when you're in Bali. I visited in the afternoon and enjoyed a beautiful sunset. Unfortunately, you're not allowed to visit the temple itself but the surrounding area offers plenty of beautiful spots and photo opportunities.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 15, 2023
  • francis187
    London, United Kingdom85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tanah Lot Temple visit
    Try and go before sunset. We did the tour and took amazing photos when the sun went down. its a picture perfect view. So much to see in 1 place so many temples and status with various meanings, people are so friendly they will explain to you if you ask. There is food and drinks on sale also, got to try the corn on the cob beautiful. PLEASE RESPECT THE LAND !!!! we see so many disrespectful tourist there doing untold rude things no respect at all for the people or there culture so why go their?
    Visited November 2022
    Traveled solo
    Written September 25, 2023
  • Richard D
    Ciutadella, Spain740 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful site, too many tourists.
    The setting is quite picturesque. The rocks carved by the sea, with an arch amd an island at high tide. The temples cannot be visited and are only opened for praying. There are many tourists milling about also spoiling the beautiful scenery. It was rather crowded when we there around sunset.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 3, 2023
  • narathar
    Bengaluru, India218 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beauty of nature and a place to see sunset
    A beautiful sea shore temple and a place to witness sunset. Thiugh you are not permitted to go inside the temple you can enjoy the beauty of nature as the temple is on the sea shore. One of the places nit to be missed in Bali. You may require 2 to 3 hours.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 10, 2023
  • bgtoca
    Vancouver, Canada129 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful seaside temple
    Tanah Lot is a temple surrounded by the pounding waves of the Indian Ocean. Its a beautiful location, especially at sunset or sunrise. Too bad that non-worshipers are not allowed to enter. The temple is viewed from the hill above, which makes for fantastic photo ops. You can also get a Hindu blessing with holy water and holy rice. I did this as a part of our guided tour. There are some locals who will take a photo of you with a python with the temple in the background for a fee if you're interested. There are shops lined up near the entrance/parking lot if you want to shop for trinkets. If you need the bathroom, best to go someplace else if you can. The bathrooms here are very rudimentary and tucked away between the vendor shops. I'm talking about a hole on the ground with a very slippery floor and a bucket with water for flushing. No toilet paper is provided, and there is a fee of IDR 2000- 3000 to use them. Avoid the bathrooms here at all costs if you can.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 11, 2023
  • Fatima Mohsin
    New Delhi, India9 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Temple carved out of stone!
    The landscape is beautiful and looks stunning at the sunset. There was a huge crowd and hence you can see garbage lying around. However, we were sad to see that the local people working at the temple were urinating out in the open just beside the holy temple. It also felt weird to be asked to donate money
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 17, 2023
  • Traveller102
    Zurich, Switzerland39 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful sunset and coastline, but not a must!
    Nice sunset and georgeous coastline. Foreigners aren't allowed to enter the temple but charged 60k per person anyway. Viewing holy snake and holy water is charged extra which I find it not normal as it is a religous place and not a commercial one! Try to avoid the local market along the entrance, sellers are too pushy! if you want to go, go for sunset. Otherwise it is not worth it.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 21, 2023
  • ejane875
    Auckland, New Zealand33 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice sunset spot but nothing special
    Went during sunset and it was ok. Tide was out. Couldn’t actually go inside the temple it seems. Watched the sunset from a bar behind the temple. I don’t know if I’d recommend trekking too far to see this. Seen much better temples and vistas
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 21, 2023
  • travelwithoutmercy
    Vientiane, Laos192 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Overhyped
    The best thing about our visit to Tanah lot was at least it was not busy. Apparently it is packed at sunset. We were there when the tide was out so were able to walk out to towards the monastery, although you are not allowed to enter. There were more shops here than anything else, but the area is well presented and whilst hardly the spectacular it is made out to be is perfectly fine.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 28, 2023
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nganghui
Singapore, Singapore59 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • 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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Kages
Melbourne, Australia206 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • 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, India14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • 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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eat-wander-repeat
London, UK241 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
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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wide_eyesPerth_Wa
perth, wa13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
this is a wonderful temple that is justly famous ,however it took me a very long car trip on extremely conjested roads to get there from Sanur which is actually not far away. Once there there is an entrance fee and hundreds of stalls to pass through before getting onto the terraces overlooking the ocean and the possibility of walking down toward the temple on the rock. It is considered a sacred site of great significance despite the hundreds of tourists and as such reminds me of large temples in India and the great cathedrals of Europe that welcome both cultural tourists and the devout. One day I would like to stay nearby and visit in the early morning before the tour buses arrive.
Written March 6, 2020
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SRKK2013
Guwahati, India465 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
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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Jones Anderson
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
One of the iconic landmarks in Bali, Tanah Lot is an ancient Hindu temple that rests on a large offshore rock on the coastal line of Tabanan area. This is, in fact, one of the seven temples around the Balinese coast. In the Balinese language, Tanah Lot stands for land (Tanah) in the sea (Lot), quite aptly describing the location of the temple. Tanah Lot is a very popular tourist destination and is often very busy, especially at the time of sunset. At the entrance to the temple, there is a gate with stunning Balinese architecture, and many tourist shops offering local art and crafts.
Written January 31, 2020
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Abana87
Leeds, UK76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
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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Priscilla B
9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
The walk towards the temple is packed with souvenir shops. When you want to go to the temple, you’re not allowed in as a tourist even if you wear a sarong. That is ok, but while being denied tourist in short shorts and tanktops came back from the stairs down from the temple. Their very irregular with who they let in and who they dont let in.
The temple itself is nice but very small. Its nog worth the 60k.

Important: if you want to go back by taxi you need to walk at least 30 min to find someone who will take you. There are ni Gojek, Grab ór regular taxi’s from the temple.
Written January 30, 2020
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Diane H
Chicago, IL32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Among the temples we visited on a daylong tour, this one was unique. Set on the beach, it is a dramatic sight. Once we walked past all the vendors and got to the ocean, it was refreshing on a hot day to be at the beach with the pounding waves. We enjoyed walking along the shore and seeing several interesting land formations including an arched rock out in the ocean. We liked that the vendors and the temple were really very separated, so we could enjoy the peaceful setting first, and then do some shopping.
Written February 11, 2020
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