The Tanah Lot temple (Pura Tanah Lot) is located in the village of Beraban, Tabanan District, about 13 km west of Tabanan, Bali.
Tanah Lot is famous for being a beautiful place to watch the sunset. Pura Tanah Lot was built by a priest from East Java named Danghyang Nirartha who was traveling east to spread the Hindu religion. The temple is one of seven sea temples around the Balinese coast.
Pura Tanah Lot has was build according to the concept of Triangga (depictions of the human body from head to toes), similar with 2 other sacred places in Tabanan, Pura Luhur Batukaru (head) and Tasik Puser Pura (middle) with the Pura Tanah Lot as the toes.
In the north temple, precisely in the cave under the cliffs, there are sacred, black yellow and poisonous snakes. It is said that snakes where a scarf for Danghyang Nirartha when she was imprisoned and became a guardian of the temple. In this place there is also a fresh water source named Tirta Pabersihan commonly used as a means of pleading for purity.
Just north of Tanah Lot Temple is a temple (Batu Bolong) situated on a cliff that juts into the sea. This cliff temple connects with the land and is shaped like a bridge.
In the vicinity of Tanah Lot, are many art shops and a variety of expensive resorts such as Le Meredien with golf field facilities. Near the parking area are many native Balinese souvenir sellers.
From Kuta to Tanah Lot it is about one hour by car or motor bike. You can rent a motor bike.
From I Gusti Ngurah Rai Road – Sunset Road – turn right to Jalan Kerobokan (Kerobokan Road) – you will meet a circle then turn left to Jalan Raya Canggu and then go to Jalan By Pass Munggu. From Jalan By Pass Munggu you have to turn left to Jalan Raya Tanah Lot. Just follow this road and you will come to Tanah Lot.
The locket open from 07.00 am WITA until 07.00 pm WITA.
It's about Rp 15.000 (domestic) and Rp 50.000 (international tourist).