Tanah Lot Overview

Admire the beauty of Tanah lot, the Land in the sea, which is a famous heritage site in Bali. You will be greeted with a panoramic view of the charming land facing the open sea. Preserving the Balinese culture, the traditional stone carvings at the hindu temples here share some insights about the people of Bali and their folklore.

Tanah Lot, comes from ‘Tanah Laut’ in Malay which means the Land in The Sea. Home to several Hindu pilgrimage centers, it is one of the most famous tourist destinations to visit on your Bali tour as it proudly showcases the rich Balinese culture.

The iconic Tanah Lot temple attracts several people to admire the age-old charm of this pilgrimage site which is adorned with rock formations providing it support against the seawaves.

This dramatic formation of rocks in the waters paints a perfect view worth capturing. Stairs that cut through the rocks encircling the small island will take you up to the main shrine. Pay your respects here and move on to appreciate the surreal seascape.

You can head out to explore the nearby places such as the Local art market, go fishing at Yeh Kutikan or head to the Sunset terrace at Pura Luhur Tanah Lot to take in the beauty of the island in the golden hour.

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• Visit a world-famous heritage site, Tanah Lot, which is an extremely small islet surrounded by sea from all sides featuring Bali's most popular temple.
• Admire the unique architecture and traditional stone carvings & sculptures surrounded by the sea.
• Witness the gorgeous sunset view from the Sunset Terrace at Pura Luhur Tanah Lot.
• Explore the nearby Local Art market where you can buy Sarong, paintings, statues and other items inspired by Balinese culture.
• Enjoy the serene environment of Enjung Galuh temple as you take a leisurely stroll in its gardens.

How To Reach

Location: Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82121, Indonesia

By Car/Cab: You can reach Tanah Lot via ‘Jl. Tanah Lot,’ ‘Jl. Raya Marga-Apuan,’ or ‘Jl. Vishnu Marg’ in about an hour. The distance between Tanah Lot and central Bali is about 33-35 kms.

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Best Time To Visit

During the low tide season is the best time to visit Tanah Lot as it gives you an opportunity to explore the rock base of the Islet where the legendary sea snake resides.

Visitors usually prefer going a few hours before the sunset to explore the iconic temple and later admire the stunning views of sunset from the famous viewpoints

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Other Essential Information

Places to visit near Tanah Lot:

Enjung Galuh Temple: The temple of Enjung Galuh is located just 500 m away from Tanah Lot, holds cultural importance for the local people. The entrance gate of the temple resembles the iconic Bali Handara Gate, which offers the perfect photo opportunity to the visitors. You can enjoy a leisurely stroll in the back gardens of the temple which are quite peaceful and also quite famous for the sunset views it offers.

Yeh Kutikan: Yeh Kutikan, located nearby the Tanah Lot temple, is a bed of beach rocks which is known for the mesmerizing views it offers. Many people also come here to enjoy fishing, including tourists. One can admire the beautiful temple of Tanah Lot along with the panoramic views of the sea. This place has a serene environment and people often come here to enjoy this calm.

Local art market: Being a popular tourist destination, Tanah Lot attracts a ton of people everyday which is why the locals created a special marketplace for

them to shop for local goods and souvenirs. You can easily reach this market which is only a walking distance away from the main islet of Tanah Lot. Engage in playful bargaining with the local shopkeepers and explore the culture of Bali through this market.

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Point of Interest for Tanah Lot
Tanah Lot temple

Tanah Lot temple

The most popular temple of Bali, Tanah Lot is situated on a small island just a few meters away from the mainland. Offering breathtaking views of the sea, this temple stands proud carrying the rich cultural heritage of Bali. Adorned with ancient stone carvings and sculptures, Tanah Lot temple attracts visitors from all over Bali.

You can easily access this temple on foot during low tides and only by boat during the high tide season when it appears to be floating on water. Capture the ethereal charm of the place through your camera to relive these serene moments.

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Holy Water Cave at Tanah Lot Temple

Holy Water Cave at Tanah Lot Temple

Only accessible during the low tide season, the Holy Water Cave is located right below the Tanah Lot Temple. The water of this cave is believed to be sacred and is guarded by the priests who offer holy water known as ‘Beji’ in local language.

Holy Water Cave holds great significance for the local people who carry a portion of Beji home, after asking the permission from the deities and offering something.

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Sunset terrace at Pura Luhur Tanah Lot:

Sunset terrace at Pura Luhur Tanah Lot:

 A well known viewpoint of Tanah Lot that offers captivating views of the sunset, Sunset Terrace is just a few minutes walking distance away from the islet of Tanah Lot. Capture the moments of tranquility as you observe the sun painting the sky with a myriad of colors while going down.

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Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast

Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast

After enjoying the mesmerizing views of sunrise you can head to enjoy breakfast in the several restaurants and cafes located in the region. Most of these eateries open between 07:00 AM to 08:00 AM so you can pick and choose from the best.

Dewi Sinta Restaurant, The Warung Coffee, Warung Made, Warung Jinggo Tanah Lot Bali are some of the restaurants which offer delicious food in an open-air setting so that you can enjoy.

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Tanah Lot FAQs

Where is the Holy Snake Cave of Tanah Lot Temple?

Holy Snake Cave is located below the temple and is only accessible during the low tide season. Black & white poisonous snakes with a white tail can be found here. As per the locals' beliefs these snakes are the guardians of the sacred temple and you can volunteer to hold them and take pictures by paying. Due to the increased popularity of this cave, two helpers can be found here during the low tide season who will guide you through everything and share their legendary tales if you ask.

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What are the parking charges at Tanah Lot?

  • For two wheelers: IDR 3
  • For Four wheelers: IDR 5
  • For Six wheelers: IDR 10

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What can I buy from the Local art market at Tanah Lot?

  • Sarong (a traditional apparel adorned by locals)
  • Hats
  • Sandals
  • Paintings & statues
  • Other souvenirs inspired by Balinese culture

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Tanah Lot Reviews

Reviewed: 26 Oct 2019
"Awesome tour and awesome service.... Its my first trip.. Really great.. If u visit bali must go there.\n\nThanks for the rearly nice service"
Rini Biswas
Reviewed: 03 Feb 2020
We booked a trip to Tanah Lot through Thrillophillia. They are extremely professional. All communications were handled quickly and solution provided faster than I expected! I am extremely glad the operator handled my bookings in Bali. In Thrillophillia team I must mention the assistance of Ms. Vansh... Read More
Anal Dwivedi
Reviewed: 28 Oct 2019
I booked this tour through Thrillophilia on a friend's suggestion. Amazing team and services, no doubts on that. The tour was a memorable experience with great facilities included in the package on such great deals.
Uttam Pandey
Reviewed: 27 Oct 2019
Our visit to the Tanah Lot temple was absolutely incredible, and I loved every minute of it. We were taken to the temple on a boat, and had a guide along with us who took us through a tour of the whole premises. The sunset view made it all the more incredible. I’d definitely recommend this particula... Read More
Aryan Menon
Reviewed: 08 Jul 2019
Visited the temples like Tanah Lot , Alas Kedaton and Taman Ayun in Bali. A peaceful experience altogether.
Priya Tanwar
Reviewed: 23 Feb 2019
I booked a trip to Tanah Lot for me and my family through Thrillophilia. Everything was done quickly and without any issues, and our trip to this sea temple made our Bali holiday extra special. Special mention to Thrillophilia’s team for their impeccable professionalism, timely support and constant ... Read More

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