Tanah Lot Temple

Tanah Lot Temple Bali owns an impressively beautiful and extravagant view not only at sunset but at sunrise too.  However, the best time to visit Tanah Lot Temple is just before the sunset. That is why the Tanah Lot Sunset Tours are pretty popular amongst the tourists.  It is a feast for the eyes to see the Tanah lot sunset.  Every visitor is delighted and moreover electrified to see the beautiful panorama of Tanah lot.  The sound of waves crashing on the shore is one of the most relaxing sounds on the earth and Tanah Lot, without a doubt, are home to peace, worship and stunning beauty of the big blue widely dispersed ocean.  Of course, the temple itself is the main attraction but the new addition to the facility elevates it to a world-class attraction. The newly created garden and pathways make the experience really enjoyable. During high tides, the access way from the beach to the temple fulfilled by the sea water gives it an amazing jaw dropping view and an adventure to the visitors who book their Tanah lot tours well in advance.  The breath taking sunset at Tanah lot is something which might give you a feeling of being in heaven for some time. Bali is called as Island of Gods and Tanah Lot is a place where even God appreciates its own creation.

A Little History of Tanah Lot Temple

Tanah Lot means “Land In the sea” in The Balinese language, located in Tabanan about 30 Km in the west from Denpasar and about 11 Km on the South side of Tabanan Town.  Tanah Lot is actually a rock formation off the Indonesian island of Bali.  It is home to pilgrimage temple Pura Tanah Lot (Tanah Lot Temple), a popular tourist and cultural icon for photography.  Tanah Lot temple is claimed to be a work of 16th century’s traveler Dang Hyang Nirartha who discovered this appealing and stunning big rock and its solid foundation during his travels along the south coast and decided to settle there for some time. He was so amazed by the statuesque beauty of the island and cultural expressions that he decided to build a shrine on the rock, for he felt it be a holy place to worship the Balinese sea gods. The main deity of the temple is Dewa Baruna or Bhatara Segara, who is the sea god and sea power.

The temple is one of the seven sea temples around the Balinese coast line.  Each of the sea temples was made within the eyesight of the next to form a chain along the south western coast. These temples are significantly influenced by Hinduism.  At the base of the rocky island, venomous sea snakes are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders. The temple is purportedly protected by a giant snake, which was created from Nirartha’s sash when he established the island.

Dress Code At Tanah Lot Temple, Best Time To Visit Tanah Lot & Transportation

tanah lot-bali temple-bali tours-grouptoursbaliThe area leading to Tanah Lot is highly commercialized and people are required to pay to enter the area. To reach the temple, visitors must walk through a set of Balinese market and souvenir shops which cover each side of the path down to the sea. On the mainland cliff tops, restaurants have also been provided for tourists.

There is no such dress code if you just want to visit Tanah Lot and enjoy Tanah lot sunset only; however, if you wish to visit the temple then there is a strict dress code.

  • Women: Should wear a sarong (clothes that wrap from waist to ankle), Kebaya and need to tie a scarf or a sash on the waist. Please note, woman during menstruation, are not allow entering the temple area.
  • Men: Should wear a sarong, a shirt, a scarf or a sash tied around the waist and Udeng (Balinese headdress create from elaborately folded clothes).

Most of the visitors’ book Tanah Lot tours to arrive at Tanah Lot Temple in between 3 pm to 7 pm to enjoy the high tide and sunset views; however, the place looks beautiful at any time of the day.  The best modes of transportation are private taxis, private buses, bikes or scooters.  It is advisable to book Tanah Lot Tour with another site to visit to properly use the time.


Tanah Lot Temple
Jl. Raya Tanah Lot, Beraban, Kediri, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 80123, Indonesia