Tanah Lot Temple is a beautiful tourist attraction located in Beraban Village, Kediri district, Tabanan Regency. It is one of the most famous tourist attraction in Bali, where it is situated about 13 kilometers west of Tabanan town. It will take about 45 minutes to reach it from Kuta. Tanah Lot offers great sunset view with the beautiful Temple situated in the middle of the ocean. Visitors who wants to experience the great sunset view from Tanah Lot should come around 6pm. For visitors that stay in hotels that are far from this site, they should leave earlier due to the great traffic along the way to Tanah Lot, because this tourist object gets very crowded in the afternoon.
According to the name of “Tanah Lot” which is means The Land in the sea in Balinese word, the Tanah lot temple sits offshore. The temple is situated on a large coral rock on the sea. When the ocean is tide, the temple will be surrounded by waters and visitors can only see the temple from a long distance range. But when the ocean is recede, visitors are able to have a close look of this beautiful offshore temple. Tanah Lot Temple is a part of Pura Sad Khayangan, or the six sacred temple in Bali. The temple is to worship Gods that guard the ocean. It is believed that at the base of the large coral rock, poisonous sea snakes are there to protect the temple from evil spirits and intruders.
Visitors must take a stroll from the parking area to reach the temple area. Along the way, there are stalls that sell drinks and foods for visitors. Art shops that sell local crafts are also provided for visitors who wish to buy some souvenirs. Tanah Lot is a must visit tourist object for both domestic and foreign tourists that are having a visit to Bali.