The ancient Hindu temple known as Tanah Lot remains one of Bali’s must-visit highlights due to the sheer size of the venue and its captivating beauty. Here are some facts about this iconic attraction.
Tanah Lot is one of Bali’s iconic sea temples that dot the coastline in a pattern that can only be described as divinely ordained. Occupying a vast expanse, the temple is found in the village of Beraban, which belongs to the Tabanan regency.
Whether one is based at the HARRIS Hotel & Conventions Denpasar Bali or any other budget hotel in Denpasar Bali, tourists are likely to hear the legend behind the construction of this stunning temple. It is said that a high priest hailing from the Majapahit Kingdom decided to build the temple in honour of the god Baruna despite the opposition of the villagers.
The high priest is known to have moved a massive rock, which was called Tengah Lod with his meditative powers and thus the villages conceded the land by acknowledging the supernatural powers of Dang Hyang Nirartha.
How to Visit
The rock base on which the temple is perched is one of the first features tourists will notice upon reaching the temple. While the rock has faced the effects of erosion, massive restoration efforts have fully restored the historic rock base to its former glory. Digital nomads and budget travellers alike should visit the temple during low tide as the path to the edifice is impossible to cross during high tide.