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Tanah Lot Bali – The amazing attraction of 12 temples and the history of Tanah Lot temples 

Tanah Lot Bali is definitely 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 background of sea views.

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

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

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

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Tanah Lot Temple Bali

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

Tanah Lot Temple Bali because it's so famous tourist attractions in Bali, so almost every day, a tourist attraction land-lot-bali always busy with tourist visits.

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Tanah Lot Bali Entrance Ticket

Entrance ticket to visit the Tanah Lot temple tour in Bali

Entering the tourist area Tanah Lot Temple Bali required to pay for the entrance ticket to visit.

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

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

Tanah Lot Bali Entrance Ticket

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adultsRp. 20.000Rp. 60.000
ChildRp. 10.000Rp. 30.000


  • Prices updated on 02 February 2018.
  • Motorcycle Parking Ticket: IDR 2.000 – Car: IDR. 5.000 and Bus: Rp. 10.000.
  • Age of children under 12 years (years old).
  • Changes in Tanah Lot Bali entrance tickets and vehicle parking fees can occur at any time without prior notification. You can also see list of entrance tickets to tourist attractions in Bali.
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Perfect time to visit

Because the main attraction of this tourist attraction is when the sun is setting in the Indonesian ocean, the beauty of the sunset is the best time to come to Tanah Lot.

At 17:00 WITA 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.

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12 Attractions of Tanah Lot That Will Amaze You

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

Holy snake at Tanah Lot Temple
(Enhydrina schistosa, northern Erabu, Erabu hydrophiinae)

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

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

There is a sacred cave about five meters wide in the Tanah Lot area which is very amazing.

Inside there is a statue with a height of about half a meter. This statue is in the form of Ida Pedanda Dangyhang Dwijendra, an ida pedanda who has performed austerities in the cave.

If you want to go to Tanah Lot, it would be nice to know the history of Tanah Lot temple and some temples that have charms bali lot which you can visit later, here are some of them.

1. Penataran Temple

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 the Gods and their manifestations in Tanah Lot Temple for health and happiness.

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Here there is often a ceremony called the Penataran Temple Ceremony which has two days of ceremonies, 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. Pengawang Temple

Pengawang Temple is located on the west side of Penataran Temple. This temple was built to pray to God and his manifestations that exist and have power in Tanah Lot Temple as the god of the ocean.

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

3. Pakendungan Temple

Pakendungan Temple is located on the west side of Tanah Lot, only 300 meters from Tanah Lot Temple. Built in aka 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.

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In its history, it is told when Dang Hyang Nirartha continued his journey to find the Holy Light in the Segara (Sea) of South 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 God about the Holy light. The name of the forest is known as the Kendung Forest.

The place used by Dang Hyang Nirartha to meditate in the forest was built a temple and known as Pura Pakendungan. Pakendungan Temple is also the place where Ki Baru Gajah's magic 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 kris given by Dang Hyang Nirartha to the head of Beraban village before he left the village of Beraban.

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

4. Njung Galuh Temple

Enjung Galuh Temple is located near the Jero Kandang Temple, precisely in Enjung Galuh, "Njung" means a rock that protrudes into the sea.

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

Njung Galuh Temple

Hindus pray for fertility of plants including rice plants to achieve prosperity in their lives.

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

5. Batu Bolong Temple

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

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

Batu Bolong Temple

The area of ​​Enjung Batu Bolong is a place that is always used to hold Melasti Ceremonies and Pakelem Ceremonies, 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) Wage, Wara Langkir according to the Balinese calendar.

6. Batu Mejan Temple

Batu Mejan Temple is located 100 meters on the west side of Batu Bolong Temple. Batu Mejan Temple is also known as 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 ask God for mercy through holy water. The Batu Mejan Temple ceremony is held every Kliwon Saturday, Wara Kuningan according to the Balinese calendar.

7. Jero Kandang Temple

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

Jero Kandang Temple is a place to pray to God 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 on the island of the Gods.

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

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9. Yeh Kutikkan

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 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 sold here, such as shirts, sarongs, sandals, hats, paintings, statues, and much more.

11. Holy Spring

To the south of Batu Mejan Temple along the coast, there is a spring that we can find when the sea water recedes.

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 to have 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 right where I Gusti Ketut Kereg, I Wayan Kamias and I Nyoman Regug were killed while fighting.

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Conclusion of Tanah Lot Visit

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

Thus the Tanah Lot Bali page and 12 attractions in Tanah Lot that will amaze you, we created.

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.

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Tanah Lot Bali – 12 Temples and History of Tanah Lot Temples


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