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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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  • Very beautiful and peaceful. Good place to be around in Bali. The views of the ocean are amazing. The whole campus requires a lot of walking through the shores and above the ground but it's all worth it. There are food and drinks shops so you can also enjoy local cuisine and have some beers too. Shopping is also good. Bali is a cheap country but don't be fooled if you are a foreigner. Must Visit place in Bali!
  • 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.
  • Tanah Lot temple is the basis of the Bali province. This temple has huge significance and us a very pretty sight. As with every temple in Bali, one has to wear sarongs which are available for free by the authorities. You can go right down to the ocean and enjoy a beautiful sunset here. A really picturesque and perfect place to have a romantic outing. A must visit if you are in Bali.
  • It's one of the most popular destination in Bali and it is indeed a place you should put in your bucket list when you're in Bali. The beauty of the temple is mesmerized. If you're coming when low tide then you may walk to the temple and do some traditional ceremony. The local will guide you to wash your face and put some rice in your forehead. The driving or riding to the place is also wonderful. The view of rice field and traditional house will kill the time effortlessly. However, please mind the weather. If you come at mid-day, you need to prepare yourself to be welcomed by hot weather. But don't worry, you may just buy a hat, there:)
  • As per Bali timing, sun sets early so you should arrive by 4.30pm to scout out the place and get a good spot. You can always arrive early to do some shopping as I find the prices here are one of the best in Bali(after bargaining). If you're just looking for a place to relax, this place also has a few plains of grass to just sit back and enjoy the comfortable breeze the seems to be rolling in all day long.
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