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Tanah Lot Temple, Beraban

Categories: Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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Built onto a giant offshore rock, Tanah Lot Temple remains one of the more venerated Hindu structures with strong ties to Balinese mythology. One of seven significant sea temples spread across Bali's coastline, this shrine is allegedly the work of Dan Hyang Nirartha, a 16th-century religious figure and traveler who founded the island's Shaivite priesthood. Though you can walk to the rock during low tide, keep in mind that non-Balinese visitors cannot enter the temple itself. The site--one of the most photographed in Bali--draws huge crowds at sunset, when soft light bathes the area and creates a nearly magical atmosphere. Make Tanah Lot Temple a centerpiece of your Beraban vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Beraban itinerary builder.
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  • Beautiful place, beautiful sunset! Great pictures to do! But really too factory to tourists! Restaurant and shops!
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  • I am not quite sure if 60k IDR is the highest entrance fee for all the temples across Bali. If it is, then I don't know why this has the highest fee?.... The place looks great by nature as this has cl...  read more »
  • Visited today at low tide, was disappointed that couldn't walk around (stairs all closed with no entry signs) Didn't think it was worth the entry fee 
  • Decent, nothing too special. Went mid-day on a Thurs. Cost 10,000 rupiah for Indonesians and 30,000 for foreigners. Parking 5,000. Lots of vendors inside trying to sell souvenirs and such. Probably nicer in the evening for photos but also I imagine more crowded.
  • Great spot to catch the sunset. The light, the silhouettes, the water below - bring your camera. It is super touristy and can get very crowded, but it's still very much a worthwhile experience. During high tide, it's especially interesting as you can cross through the water to get a blessing. Again very touristy but also a fun experience.
  • Beautiful temple surrounded by water at high tide. If you go at low tide you can walk around the rocks and get some great shots.
  • Tanah Lot Tample, Located in Tabanan, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Denpasar, the temple sits on a large offshore rock which has been shaped continuously over the years by the ocean tide. Tanah Lot is claimed to be the work of the 16th-century Dang Hyang Nirarta. During his travels along the south coast he saw the rock-island's beautiful setting and rested there.  And this place is one of the best place to seeing sunset
  • Tourist rip off. We were utterly unimpressed by the fact that you have to pay an entrance fee to see shops (shitloads of them), two pillars and a stretch of beach that admittedly is quite nice. There was no actual building. There was a prayers room that you couldn't make out because it was situated on a very high rock and, oh, yeh, you are not supposed to go in because, you can guess, you're white. Bottom line: avoid.
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