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Tanah Lot Hindu Temple Bali


Tanah Lot Hindu Temple Bali


Scenic Sea Temple of Bali

  • Tanah Lot Temple is among most important attractions of Bali, famous for its exclusive offshore setting as well as sunset background. An old Hindu temple at the top of an outcrop in the middle of continuously crashing waves; Tanah Lot Temple is one of Bali’s must-visit icons.
  • Tanah Lot is one of the most photographed and most important sea temples in Bali. The temple is on a rock in the centre of the sea, with sea snakes living at the rock base.
  • There are smaller temples in along visitors’ leisure facilities on the onshore site which comprise shops, restaurants as well as a cultural park for regular dance performances. The temple is situated in the Beraban village, about 20 kilometres northwest of Kuta.

Legend of Tanah Lot

  • In 1489, a high priest from East Java, Dang Hyang Nirartha, visited Bali to spread Hinduism. He explained his teachings to villagers, but the village chief opposed him and urged his loyal followers to dismiss Nirartha. The priest opposed, unbelievably shifting a big rock on which he meditated to sea while changing his waistbands into sea snakes. The original name of the rock was Tengah Lod which meant ‘in the sea’.
  • The humbled chief acknowledged Nirartha’s powers and guaranteed loyalty. Before leaving, Nirartha gifted a sacred kris dagger to him that is now one of the sanctified heritages of the Kediri royal palace. These relics are brought by pilgrims each Kuningan day by foot to the Luhur Pakendungan temple, the earlier meditational spot of the priest.



Tanah Lot Hindu Temple Bali