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Tanah Lot Bali | 12 Temples and the History of Tanah Lot Temple

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Tanah Lot Bali

Tanah Lot Bali is clearly one of the most iconic temples and tourist destinations in Bali. This tourist destination is also very unique because it has a small temple complex on a rock, with a very beautiful ocean view as a background.

Many people say Tanah Lot is like a cruise ship leaning on the west coast of Bali.

The Island of the Gods Bali is like a magnet that always attracts and amazes anyone who comes to tour this island of the gods.

It is clear that your vacation in Bali will not be complete without visiting this place.

Tanah lot, which means a rock in the middle of the ocean, is located south of Tabanan, precisely in Beraban village, Kediri Regency. The distance is about 13 km from Tabanan City and 30 km if from Denpasar City.

Pura Tanah Lot Bali because so famous tourist attractions in Bali, then almost every day, the attraction of land-lot-bali always crowded with tourists visit.

Tanah Lot Entrance Ticket in Bali

Entrance ticket to visit Tanah Lot Temple Bali

Entering the tourist area of Tanah Lot Temple Bali is  required to pay an entrance ticket to visit.

The entrance ticket is divided into 2 different ticket classes, admission tickets for foreign tourists and domestic entrance tickets.

In addition to the ticket price for children (half the adult price) you also have to pay the parking fee for your vehicle.

Great time to visit

Because the main attraction of this tourist attraction lies when the sun sinks into the Indonesian ocean, the beautiful sunset view is the best time to come to Tanah Lot.

At 17:00 local time, you have to arrive at Tanah Lot temple, because the sunset time in Bali always changes based on the month but usually around 18.15 to 18.30.

12 Attractions of Tanah Lot That Will Amaze You

Tanah Lot will look like a temple floating on the sea when the waves are high, but when the tide recedes, visitors can walk to the temple safely. Many small caves inhabited by sea snakes ( Hydrophidae ) were formed around the temple due to erosion.

The holy snake in the Tanah Lot temple
(Enhydrina schistosa, northern Erabu, Erabu hydrophiinae)

However, people should not disturb these sea snakes because according to beliefs and legends, they are the holy shawl of Danghyang Niratha Brahmana from the island of Java, the most influential figure in the spread of Hinduism in Bali.

This sea snake / Coral reef snakes is a type of sea snake that has the characteristics of a flat tail like a fish, black and yellow and has a poison 3 times stronger than a cobra snake.

There is a sacred cave about five meters wide in the lot area which is amazing.

Inside there is a statue with a height of approximately half a meter. This statue is in the form of Ida Pedanda Dangyhang Dwijendra, an ida pedanda who once practiced asceticism in the cave.

If you want to go to Tanah Lot, it would be nice to get to know the history of Tanah Lot temple and several temples that have the appeal of Tanah Lot Bali that you can visit later, here are among them.

1. Pura Penataran

Penataran Temple is one of several temples in the Tanah Lot area. Located north of Tanah Lot Temple, Penataran Temple is a place to pray to Gods and their manifestations at Tanah Lot Temple for health and happiness.

Here a ceremony is often held called the Penataran Temple Ceremony which has two days of ceremony, the first day is the same as Tanah Lot Temple which is held every 210 days on Rebo (Wednesday) Wage, Wara Langkir, and the second day is Rebo (Wednesday) Wage, Wara Merakih, according to the Balinese calendar

2. Pura Penyawang

Penyawang Temple is located on the west side of Penataran Temple. This temple was built to pray to Gods and their manifestations who have power in Tanah Lot Temple as the god of the ocean.

If the tide is high, Hindus cannot pray at Tanah Lot Temple, but they can pray at Penyawang Temple.

3. Pura Pakendungan

Pakendungan Temple is located on the west side in Tanah Lot, only 300 meters from Tanah Lot Temple. It was built in Çaka 1330 to be precise in 1408. This Pakendungan Temple is an integral part of Tanah Lot Temple and is part of the history of Tanah Lot.

In its history, it was told when Dang Hyang Nirartha continued his journey to find the Holy Light in Segara (Sea) Kidul Tanah Lot.

He meditated or meditated in the dense forest on the west side of Segara (sea) Kidul Tanah Lot to get some wangsit or visions from the gods about the holy light. The name of the forest is known as Kendung Forest.

The place where Dang Hyang Nirartha meditated in the forest was built a temple and was known as Pura Pakendungan. Pakendungan Temple is also the place where Ki Baru Gajah’s powerful keris is kept.

This keris has the power to subdue all disease plants on the island of Bali. The Ki Baru Gajah keris is a sacred keris that was given by Dang Hyang Nirartha to the Head of Beraban Village before he left Beraban village.

The ancient keris of Ki Baru Gajah is kept in Puri Kediri and the ceremony is held in the same way as the Pakendungan Temple Ceremony, which is every 210 days on Saturday Kliwon, Wara Kuningan, according to the Balinese calendar.

4. Pura Njung Galuh

Pura Enjung Galuh is located near the Jero Kandang Temple to be precise at Enjung Galuh, “Njung” means a rock that sticks out into the sea.

This temple was built to pray to the Goddess of prosperity, namely Dewi Sri, as a power, which is called Shakti, from Lord Vishnu, the protective God Manifestation.

Hindus pray for the fertility of crops including rice to achieve prosperity in their life.

The Pura Enjung Galuh ceremony is held every Wednesday (Wednesday) Umanis, Wara Medangsia according to the Balinese calendar.

5. Pura Batu Bolong

Pura Batu Bolong is located 100 meters on the west side of Pura Enjung Galuh, precisely at Enjung Batu Bolong, which is a rock that juts into the sea and has a hole.

Batu Bolong Temple was built to pray to Gods for holiness or holiness.

The Enjung Batu Bolong area is a place that is always used to hold Melasti Ceremony and Pakelem Ceremony, where the meaning of both ceremonies is to purify the world.

The Batu Bolong Temple ceremony in the history of Tanah Lot is held every Wednesday (Wednesday) Wara Langkir according to the Balinese calendar.

6. Pura Batu Mejan

Pura Batu Mejan is located 100 meters on the west side of Pura Batu Bolong. Pura Batu Mejan is also known as the Beji Temple, “Beji” means a holy place to get holy water for Hindu ceremonies.

Batu Mejan Temple was built for the villagers as a place to pray for mercy from Gods through holy water. The Pura Batu Mejan ceremony is held every Kliwon Saturday, Wara Kuningan according to the Balinese calendar.

7. Pura Jero Kandang

Pura Jero Kandang is located about 100 meters on the west side of Pura Penyawang. Pura Jero Kandang was built for villagers in Beraban village to ask for the health of their animals and plants from all diseases.

Pura Jero Kandang is a place to pray to Gods with his manifestation as the God of all animals and plants and also a place to pray to Dewi Sri as a manifestation of God as the Goddess of prosperity.

The Jero Kandang Temple ceremony is held every Saturday (Saturday) Kliwon, Wara Uye or Tumpek Kandang according to the Balinese calendar.

8. Sunset Terrace

Sunset Teras is a place in Tanah Lot that provides a place to enjoy the beauty of the sunset moment on the island of the Gods.

While enjoying the sunset, tourists will also be spoiled with luxurious delicacies. Sunset Teras is located north of Tanah Lot Temple.

9. Yeh Kutikan

Yeh Kutikan is a place to enjoy a very beautiful view of the waves.

This place is located west of Warung Mandala and is often used as a fishing spot, both for domestic and foreign tourists.

10. Art Market

Tanah Lot also has a market that sells various kinds of souvenirs in the form of Balinese cultural arts.

There are various kinds of souvenirs that are sold here, such as shirts, sarongs, sandals, hats, paintings, sculptures, and many more.

11. The Holy Spring

To the south of Batu Mejan Temple along the coast, there are springs that we can find when the tide is low.

Hindus believe that the spring is holy water (tirtha pangelukatan) which can be used to purify all evil.

Visitors can drink or simply wash their hands and face to purify all the ugliness and disease that exists.

This water is also believed to help people get children by drinking the water.

12. Tri Antaka Monument

IN this area there is a monument to commemorate the struggle of the Balinese people against the NICA (Netherlands Indies Civil Administration) which in 1946 succeeded in controlling Bali.

This monument was erected exactly where I Gusti Ketut Kereg, I Wayan Kamias and I Nyoman Regug were killed while fighting.

Conclusion of the Tanah Lot Visit

Those are some interesting places that you can visit when it comes to Tanah Lot Bali. Immediately arrange your vacation schedule with the closest people and enjoy the beauty of the sunset at Tanah Lot.

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Hopefully this page can be useful for you when determining your visit to the island of Bali – always keep the tourist sites clean by not littering.