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Tanah Lot

Tanah Lot Temple
Within 60 minutes from Bali’s international airport you will reach Tanah Lot Temple. This phenomenal site is the place to see the most beautiful sunset on the island. The scenic surrounding has made The Tanah Lot temple the site to adore, spending the afternoon till the evening. Lots of local’s souvenir stalls offer souvenirs including clothes, bags, paintings, foods, and more.


Tanah Lot temple or simply known as Pura tanah Lot is located at a village called Braban, Tabanan. It is 30 kms far from Denpasar. Big bus can reach the parking lot which is especially constructed by local government on the beach. Also easily found some restaurants, shops and art shops. Go to the east side of parking lot to find some shops and restaurants. Walking on foot will be unfogettable and pleasurable. This will be around 300 meters on foot to the beach. On the beach, you can easily find some drink stalls along the direction of east west. They put some wooden or bamboo chairs on the beach, so that visitors will comfortably waiting for the dramatic sunset.

The beach on the area is actually steep drop cliff continuously under abrasion of strong sea water. There is beautiful black sand mixed with dazzling quartz on the edge of the sea. This black sand is ussually used to make decoration such as mirror frames, photo frames or building decorations due to its perfectly sparkling reflection under light. In fact, Tanah Lot is a worldly renowned tourist attraction in Bali, that its almost never absent in tourism bibliography. The name Tanah Lot itself is derived from “tanah laut” which means land in the sea. It is the fact that the strong sea abrasion has separated the temple area with Bali mainland. So it looks that the temple nests on a small hill of rock stuffed up on the ocean. The site is beautifully standing while the whole side have disappeared by the waves of hundreds of years.

Not many people know about the history of constructing the temple. The temple as a whole is dedicated to the god of the sea. Fishermen pray to get fish and prosperity. A myth says that one of the shrine at Batukaru temple was lost, and was found here standing at Tanah Lot temple complex. Perhaps the temple was built by Mengwi kingdom as the sea temple. The kingdom of Mengwi itself was flourishing around 1750 according, and built their capital at present day Mengwi town. One of the most popular tourist attractions for its temple called Taman Ayun.

At the west side of Taman Ayun temple is located the palace, along the road side up to the corner of cross road. The kingdom once ruled large part of Bali, even up to today, Banyuwangi in east Java, and one of kingdom built so many temples inherited to their people. Historically speaking, by the end of 19th century the kingdom was declining very quick due to a conflict with their minister known as I Pasek Badak, from the village Buduk near krobokan town Kuta. Perhaps the royal family wish to take the position of Badak as minister, since Badak was not from Arya family (not titled I Gusti), yet Badak opposed. Then an open war was un avoided.

Royal family was almost beaten when Badak realized that to many people become victims of unnecessary conflict. He then informed the royal family that he would give up opposing, and asked to be killed by the king. As the respect to Badak who ever grew Mengwi kingdom, royal family worship him as great warrior at the main temple of Taman Ayun where it is seen the shrine is dedicated to I Pasek Badak. And the royal family during the ritual, worship him at front of his shrine.
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