The Tanah Lot temple

The Tanah Lot temple

Tanah Lot is one of
Bali’s thousand temples

Tanah Lot Bali has more than beaches only. However, Bali has much more to offer. It is not for nothing said that Bali is also called the island of the thousand temples. And indeed the island is the home of uncountable temples.

After nature and volcanos, what is better to do some spiritual things. Well, it is my plan to visit the beautiful Hindu temple Tanah Lot. The temple locates around 20 km west of Kuta beach. Bali is different from Java or Sumatra. The majority of the population are Hindus on Bali. All these temples belonging to Hinduism.

The Tanah Lot Temple is one of the most famous temples in Bali. The temple locates on a conspicuous rock and is only accessible by low tide. The temple is a major tourist spot. Bali is the Island of thousand temples and Tanah Lot is only one of all.

Tanah Lot is one of seven temples built along the south coast of Bali. Als these temples devoted to the Balinese sea gods. In opposite of the temple rock, a small cave is the home of a couple of sea snakes. The story tells that the sea snakes are the guards of the temple.

Fortunately, I came at the right time. Because the high tide has just passed. Although I have a low tide, still I have to walk through 30 cm deep water to reach the temple. The holy spring at the foot of the rock is a freshwater spring. The water donates by priests as holy water. However, surrounded by the Indian Ocean it’s a place full of spirit. All in all the holy snakes in a cave and the holy spring makes this temple unique. A great tour and a great time I had in Bali again.

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