Unique temple on the rock, containing a series of heavenly gates in the middle of Bali sea

Tanah Lot Temple is one of Bali's important cultural and tourist sites. It is famous for its unique offshore scenery and romantic sunset moments.

Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot, one of Bali's symbols, is an ancient Hindu temple on top of a rocky mountain, amid waves of day and night. Unique location has contributed to attracting visitors here. The temple is located in Beraban and Tabanan villages, about 20 km northwest of Kuta. This location often appears on tours to Bali's western and central regions. Photo: Marius Dobilas.
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot complex includes small temples and entertainment facilities such as restaurants, shops selling souvenirs, cultural parks. According to legend, Dang Hyang Nirartha, a priest came to Bali in 1489 to spread Hinduism. He stopped at this beautiful land and founded a temple to honor the Baruna sea god. Photo: Johnny.tag911, Martina.nusheska.
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Here, he shared his teachings with Beraban people but encountered the village chief's objections. The priest resisted by moving a large rock to the middle of the sea and meditating on it. His scarf turned into snakes protecting the rock. The original name of the rock is Tengah Lod, which means "on the sea". Photo: _Imtraveler_, Vsemogushchina.
Tanah Lot Temple
Later, the village chief acknowledged Nirartha's power. Before leaving, Nirartha gave him the holy kris dagger, currently among the treasures placed at the royal palace of Kediri. Pilgrims often carry daggers themselves throughout the 11 km route to Luhur Pakendungan Temple, the former meditation place of the priest. Photo: Saiko3p.
Tanah Lot Temple
Sunset is the best moment visitors often wait to admire here. When the temple is surrounded by waves, pilgrims often go to Penyawang, which is considered Tanah Lot on the mainland. Other small temples around Tanah Lot are a place holding prayers for the villagers. North of Tanah Lot is Batu Bolong, built similarly on rock with overpass connected to the mainland. Photo: Nuttawut Uttamaharad.
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
The impression of Tanah Lot to visitors is the series of heavenly gates that follow each other on the way to the main temple. Therefore, coming here, you are free to take photos without having to queue like other places. Although it is impossible to enter the main area, the landscape and the culture of Tanah Lot are worth to enjoy and learn. Photo: The Nomadic Travele, q_k_thompson.
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
5 days before the holy day of Kuningan, there are often pilgrimages and cultural activities. After visiting Tanah Lot, you can go to the big stage of Surya Mandala cultural park to see the performances of the locals. Photo: Beemache, Saraffair.

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