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Tanah Lot

Places of interest :: Tanah Lot is one of tourist places and destination in Bali, it is popular with beatifull sunset , below is the information.

Tanah lot is located in Tabanan, just across the boundary of Badung regency, Tanah Lot is the most well-known and photographed temple. There are two temples perched at the top of the big rock, first perched at the top of rock’s chunk and the other one at the top of mountain side. There is a bridge connecting the mainland and below the Water line there are reputed to be large caves, the guardians of the temple.

Tanah Lot is particularly reminiscent at sunset when the illumination, at times a slender thread and others, a dazzling spark, springs back the waves. The beach around Tanah Lot is less comfortable for swimming but great for horse riding and watching spectacular sunset. Although surfing can be done in this area but it’s recommended not for beginner.

Built by one of the last priests to come to Bali in the 16th century, its rituals include paying homage to the guardian spirits of the sea. In caves surrounding the temple dwell striped sacred snakes, which are believed to be the guardians of the temple and are to be left discreetly undisturbed. Only worshippers are allowed into the temple.
Poisonous snakes live in the nearby caves to guard the temple from the intruders and contribute to the temple ‘dangerous’ reputation. Sunset is the best time to visit Tanah Lot, when the golden red skies frame the temple and the waves crash into the rocks.

A truly remarkable and feature temple, Tanah Lot is built on a stony narrow piece of terrain, which the high tides transform into an island, making right of entry from the land impossible.

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