Traveling to Tanah Lot Bali

Traveling to Tanah Lot Bali

The island of Bali has many interesting tourist objects to visit, however, there are four tourist attractions in Bali that have always been the barometer of Bali's tourism. For example, Kuta beach, Uluwatu Temple, Tanah Lot Temple and Ulun Danu Beratan Temple Bedugul Bali. Since you are viewing this page, I am sure that you are currently planning a vacation to Tanah Lot Bali. On this page, I will write down everything you need to know before going on vacation to Tanah Lot, Tabanan Bali.

Tanah Lot is one of the important temples for Balinese Hindus and the location of the temple is located on a large rock which is off the coast. Tanah Lot Temple is a tourism icon of the island of Bali. Besides that, it is one of the famous tourist objects on the island of Bali that must be visited. Because of the popularity of tourist attractions in Bali, almost every day, this tourist attraction is always crowded with tourist visits.

Tourist Spots in Tanah Lot Bali

1. Sunset at Tanah Lot Temple Bali

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This place is often referred to as a mandatory tourist destination for tourists who come to Bali Island. And the best moment to be able to witness the natural beauty at Tanah Lot Temple Bali is in the afternoon. At that time, the traveler will be able to see the view of the temple with the sunset decoration.

2. Religious ceremony at Tanah Lot Temple

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Apart from being a tourist spot, Tanah Lot Temple Bali is of course still used as a location for worshiping Balinese Hindus. They also hold religious ceremonies regularly. Besides that, there is also a celebration called Odalan. Odalan celebrations are held at Tanah Lot Temple every 210 days.

Apart from the Odalan celebration, of course the Balinese Hindu community also uses the Tanah Lot Temple for other religious activities. This includes celebrating Galungan and Kuningan. And at that time, travelers can not only hunt for the sunset view at Tanah Lot Temple, but also be able to witness the sacred religious ceremonies carried out by Hindus there.

3. Pura Tanah Lot Bali

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That said, Tanah Lot Bali emerged based on a story that occurred in the 15th century AD. At that time, there was a man named Bhagawan Dang Hyang Nirartha who had a mission to spread Hinduism to the island of Bali. At that time, Bali was controlled by Raja Dalem Waturenggong who apparently welcomed Dang Hyang Nirartha's intention.

Dang Hyang Nirartha was also successful in carrying out his mission. Spread Hinduism to various corners on the island of Bali. Hanay alone, it turned out that Dang Hyang Nirartha's intention was opposed by Bendesa Beraban Sakti, the leader of Beraban Village who was visited by Dang Hyang Nirartha at that time.

Finally, Dang Hyang Nirartha also performed meditation on a rock that looked like a parrot. The stone was originally on the land. But with his spiritual strength, Dang Hyang Nirartha moved the location of the rock to the middle of the beach and named it Tanah Lot, which means a rock in the middle of the ocean.

4. The holy snake at Tanah Lot Temple Bali

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The uniqueness of Pura Tanah Lot Bali is also inseparable from the existence of a snake which is considered a sacred snake by the local community. The local Hindu community also believes that the sacred snake in Tanah Lot Temple has the ability to prevent the threat of crime and damage. Scientifically, the snake has the scientific name Bungarus candidus and is known as one of the venomous sea snakes.

It is said that the holy snake at Tanah Lot Temple will attack anyone who has the intention of destroying the temple. But in everyday life, this snake is quite tame. Even visitors can touch this holy snake without having to worry about being attacked. The Balinese people also believe, if anyone who touches this holy snake will be granted all his requests.

What can be done in Tanah Lot

Even though you are not allowed to enter the temple, there are still other interesting things you can do in Tanah Lot. Here's the summary:

Photo hunting

What's more interesting than capturing the beauty of a tourist spot in a photo frame? By taking pictures, you can reminisce about the beauty of Tanah Lot from anywhere.

Prepare your camera. The view of the sunset at this tourist spot is a photo object that is much targeted by amateur and professional photographers. Pura Tanah Lot with a background of reddish twilight will make your photos very beautiful to show off to friends and family when you return home.

Hunt for souvenirs

Along the entrance to Tanah Lot Temple there is an art market that offers a variety of Balinese handicrafts. You can find engraved wooden necklaces and bracelets, keychains made of shells, ashtrays decorated with sand and starfish and also t-shirts with Balinese inscriptions.

When shopping at this art market, it's best to use your bargaining skills. The price offered is relatively high initially, but it is not impossible that you can get a more affordable price if you can offer it well. Shh, one of the tricks when bidding is to use the local language, so that the merchant feels familiar with you.

Test the myth

Each tourist spot has unique myths that are widely believed. In Tanah Lot, too. Here, there is a myth that if tourists wash their face with Tirta Pab cleanse while saying their wishes, then their wish will soon come true.

Apart from the Tirta Pab Cleaning myth, another myth has developed. You can hold a flat tailed snake that guards the temple while placing coins on the bottom of the water and saying a wish. Remember, don't be too harsh when handling the snake so they don't attack you.

Opening Hours To Visit Tanah Lot Bali

The Tanah Lot temple attraction in Bali is open every day from 07:00 - 19:00. Regarding the best time to visit the Tanah Lot temple, every tourist will have different criteria for vacation destinations. There are those who like a vacation to Tanah Lot when the area is not yet crowded with tourist visits. There are also tourists who prioritize seeing the sunset view.

Entrance Ticket Prices for Tanah Lot Bali (Domestic Tourists)

Almost every tourist spot on the island of Bali will charge entrance fees for tourist visits and vehicle parking fees, including Tanah Lot. Then what is the latest Tanah Lot Bali entrance ticket and vehicle parking fees?

After you arrive at the Tanah Lot Bali tourist area, you will see the vehicle entrance gate as if you were entering a toll road. At the vehicle entrance gate, there will be officers who ask the end how many adult and child visitors are in the vehicle. Because the price of admission to Tanah Lot for adults and children is different.

Below is a list of admission prices for Indonesian tourists to the Tanah Lot Bali tourist attraction along with vehicle parking fees.

AdultRp 20,000/people
ChildRp 15,000/people
Motorcycle ParkingRp 2,000/Motor
Car ParkingRp 5,000/Car
Bus ParkingRp 10,000/Bus.

Location of Tanah Lot Bali

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