Tanah Lot | Bali Temple On Rock

Tanah Lot | Bali Temple On Rock

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 as well as 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. Furthermore, this temple is very famous among tourist destinations in Bali with spectacular view of sunset. Moreover, there are holy snakes At some nooks of coral reef with black and white color skin 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 coming from two words those are Tanah word interpreted as a reef looking like Gili or isle. Meanwhile, Lot or Lod word has meaning the sea. So, Tanah Lot is meaning the small island floating on the sea. Furthermore, the location is now called as Tanah Lot has been used at a Megalithic era.  The 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

batu bolong sunset, tanah lot, bali, temple, rock, sea, tanah lot bali, tanah lot temple, bali temple on rock, places, places of interestFirstly, the function of this temple can be realized from the function of the main temple building which is located in the temple main area. Furthermore, there is a main temple to worship to 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.

We can realize the status of Tanah Lot Temple from the temple history, function as well as incoming devotee existence pray during temple ceremony. 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.

Places of Interest Nearby and What to See when Visiting Tanah Lot Temple

As a favorite tourism destination in Bali, Tanah Lot offer a magnificent view in particular at the sunset time. Every visitor who visits this place will be marveled to see the beauty panorama of Tanah Lot. Furthermore, we can see other temples 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 such as 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 tourist destinations in Tabanan Regency that recommended to visit includes  Serijong Temple, Blemantung Waterfall and Belimbing Rice Terrace. The following favorite tours are covering tourist destinations in Tabanan Regency that we can recommend to you includes Tanah Lot Tour, Tanah Lot Sunset Dinner Package and Rafting Tanah Lot Tour Package.

Places of Interest in Tabanan Regency to Visit During Bali Tours

Tabanan Regency is a famous regency as a center of rice in Bali Island. Moreover, this region is featured by many places of interest those are most appointed as tourist destinations. The following favorite land tours that we can recommend to you such as Bedugul Tour, Batukaru Tour,  Tanah Lot Tour, Tanah Lot Sunset Dinner PackageBali Farm Tour, Rafting Tanah Lot Tour Package, Tanah Lot Tour for Cruise Line and Jatiluwih Tanah Lot Tour.

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