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Tanah Lot Temple, Beraban

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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. Before you visit Beraban, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • • The best time to visit Tanah Lot is in the evening, an hour before sunset to capture the most magnificent sunset views. • If you wish to avoid crowds, especially during high tourist season, suggest ...  more »
  • Definitely the most impressive temple of Bali island. Positioned on a steep rock with the waves crashing on the wall facing the sea makes this place truly unique. All the guides advise against going there at sunset due to the crowds of people on the site and traffic on the roads that is generated during the return of tourists to the hotel. My advice: just for this case don't listen to the guides. True everything they say but the game is worth the candle. Matches with serenity and let yourself be enchanted by the sunset views from the cliff. Ultimately you are on vacation and I don't know how many times you happen to be on the island of Bali while the last sunrays radiate out and illuminate the time Tanah Lot temple with its light. A small gem only for those who have read the whole review: when you are in front of the temple go left and climb the opposite cliff. You'll have fewer people around to enjoy the scenery and being you away people are small and not very influential in photographs without compromising the shot. I also add a picture to better understand what I mean.
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  • Beautiful serene place and one to definitely visit if you are in Bali. Sadly our guide was unable to speak any English so we had to rely on Wikipedia for the history. One slight jiggle why oh why do t...  more »
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  • Sound of waves crashing, scenic view, peaceful surroundings. The temple is a perfect combination of all of these. Famous amongst local and tourists this place is must visit when in Bali. It is good to place to be for admiring sun set. The temple remain closed most of the time except for ceremonies held couple of times around the year. You can take pictures at many spots and let the peace sink in you with nature's beauty. Green coconut outside the temple and ice creams are also good to try.
  • A beautiful location Tanah Lot is not to be missed in your itinerary while visiting Bali. There is an ancient Hindu shrine located on a rocky structure where waves come crashing into these rocks. A lot of locals come to Tanah Lot for taking their profile pictured as well as their wedding and other important life events. The place gets crowded in the evenings as most trips are planned in such a way to ensure the traveller does not miss the view of the sunset from Tanah Lot. This place is a photographers paradise with a lot of amateur and professionals waiting for the right moment to get the right shot. The surroundings are well maintained and all facilities are available close and near Tanah Lot. Many lovely restaurants too offer you a lovely view from their restaurants. A not to be missed place....Tanah Lot...lots to offer really.
  • Breathtaking view. The sample is built on a rock. The access to the temple is easy during low tide, while becomes difficult when high tide sets in and waves hitting our legs to swap you away! The temple premises is walled with halved sculpted gate like structure standing tall at the entrance as if a beautiful sculpture had been halved by a vertically sharp cut and separated to allow the entry...its great view. After entering the premises there is about 150 metres walk down the cliff towards the temple rock at one end and a cliff temple at the other end. If you see this cliff from the Tanah Lot Temple you could see a natural arch built under the cliff ...that adds to A Fantastic view altogether with sea breeze kissing you every moment along with sea sprays from swells breaking on to the rocky beach below the cliff.
  • It is my second visit to Tanah lot temple . And still it amazes me . The sun set is truly breath taking . And place has so many cliffs and beautiful back drop. Family friendly and don't forget to charge your camera you will need fully charged battery to cover it's beauty. Visit during low tide avoid high tied . Recommend place to visit. Enjoyed the stay will come back soon ......
  • We went here at noon where we can see the place in all its glory. There were a gapura as entrance. There are shops that sell beachwear. Restaurants and cafes with young coconuts amazingly delicious and strong Bali coffee. The temples at the beach are beautiful under the sun and although people come here to take pictures of them during sunset you can appreciate the place more in the middle of the day too.
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