Tanah Lot Temple is located in coastal side of Beraban countryside, Kediri sub district and Tabanan Regency. It is situated in 30 Km in west side of Denpasar town and about 11 Km in south side of Tabanan town. The temple is built on the rock with 3 acre size and reachable in a few minute by walk, because it is just 20 meters from the coastal lip. This temple is very famous among tourist destinations in Bali with spectacular view of sunset. At some nooks of coral reef around Tanah Lot Temple there are holy tame snake in black and white color where according to the local society believe that it as a deity property and as the guard of the temple from the bad influence.
Tanah Lot Temple Philosophy
The word of Tanah Lot is consisted of two words that are Tanah word interpreted as a reef looking like gili or isle. Lot or Lod word has meaning the sea. So Tanah Lot is meaning the small island floating on the sea. The location is now called as Tanah Lot has been used at a Megalithic period as a place that looked into holy, proven from the existence of menhir. Pursuant to environmental condition, hence the structure of Tanah Lot Temple is built at irregular reef plain of its angle which is only consisted of one plain yard as Jeroan.
Bali Temple on Rock Function
The function of this temple can be realized from the function of the main temple building which is located in the temple main area. In this place, there is a main temple to worship the god in form of Dewa Baruna or Bhatara Segara, the sea power. The media of worship to this god is the temple building with 5 storied meanwhile the 3 storied temple building in north part of this area is purposing to worship to Dang Hyang Nirartha.
In order to know the status of Tanah Lot Temple can be realized from the temple history, function and also incoming devotee existence pray when temple ceremony is held. In this case can be realized as follows:
- Tanah Lot Temple as dang Kahyangan(the big Holy Temples in Bali ), because the history and the Penyiwi (The people taking care of the temple) are from the local people from Tabanan regency and surrounding area
- Tanah Lot temple as Segara Temple, because its function as sanctum to worship the Bhatara Segara, the God with manifestation as the ocean Power Deity
The unique animal can be seen in this temple area is the snake which are generally can be met in the coast. Part of its stomach there are no athwart skin, there is only small skin, but this sea water snake very noxious but snakebite case are very seldom happened, because the sea water snake generally very passive.
What to See in Tanah Lot and Places of Interest Nearby
As a favorite tourism destination in Bali, Tanah Lot owns a magnificent view in particular at the sunset time where the sun slows down to the earth stomach. Every visitor who is paying a visit to this place will be marveled to see the beauty panorama of Tanah Lot. Beside of this temple, there are other temples which can be seen on your visit to Tanah Lot like Batu Bolong Temple, Batumejan Temple and Enjung Galuh Temple. There are many places of interest close with Tanah Lot includes Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest, Penatahan Hot Spring, Butterfly Park, Watukaru Temple, Jatiluwih Rice Terrace, Taman Ayun Temple, Ulun Danu Temple, Beratan Lake and Bali Botanical Garden. Meanwhile other places of interest in Tabanan Regency that recommended to visit includes Serijong Temple, Blemantung Waterfall and Belimbing Rice Terrace. The following favorite land tours are covering several places of interest in Tabanan Regency that we can recommend to you includes Tanah Lot Tour, Tanah Lot Sunset Dinner Package and Rafting Tanah Lot Tour Package.
Favorite Tours to Visit Places of Interest in Tabanan Regency
Tabanan Regency is a famous regency and well known as a center of rice in Bali Island. This region is featured by many places of interest those are most appointed as tourist destinations and the following favorite land tours that we can recommend to you includes Bedugul Tour, Batukaru Tour, Tanah Lot Tour, Tanah Lot Sunset Dinner Package, Bali Farm Tour, Rafting Tanah Lot Tour Package, Tanah Lot Tour for Cruise Line and Jatiluwih Tanah Lot Tour.
- Parking Area
- Police Station
- Food Stall
- Balinese Dance Perfomance
- Life Guard
- Souvenir Shops
- Public Telephone
- Guest House
- Money Changer
- Public Toilet
- Drinks Stall