Tanah Lot Temple is world famous tourist icon in Bali Island . Some of the traveller even made this place as their bucket list . Amazing temple location overlook the Indian ocean .
Tanah Lot Temple is located in Beraban village , Tabanan recency . Approximately 40 minutes drive to west direction from Kuta , the center of tourist city in the island .
Tanah Lot Temple is a Hindu Temple complex . The main Temple is build on the small rock inside the ocean facing to Indian Ocean . Around the complex there are around 5 small temple , each approximately 100 – 200 meters distance .
Other Temples around Tanah Lot Temple complex such as :
1 . Pakendungan Temples
The temple located in the west side of the main Temple . Approximately 300 meters from the main Temple .
2 . Batu Mejan Temple
Well known as Beji Temple , the temple where to get the holly water for the ceremony purpose .
3 . Batubolong Temple
The temple on the rock that stick out to the sea and a big hole under the rock .
4 . Jero Kandang Temple
To worship God for wellness blessing for their animals and plantation.
5 . Enjung Galuh Temple
Small temple in Tanah Lot temple area , the temple to worship God as a lord of prosperity, Goddess Sri .
Tanah Lot Temple Story
According to the story , the Temple were built around 15 century . There were a holy priest from the main kingdom in Java who invited by Bali king to visit the island . The main purpose of the priest is to teach and strengthen the Hindu philosophy to Bali peoples . During his journey in Beraban village , the priest met with the most powerful village leader . He refuse to follow the Hinduism concept . He is a monotheism . But with the spiritual power , he finely defeat the village leader and become his follower . The villager said that the rock where the temple built is the priest meditation place . With his meditation power he moved the rock to the ocean . He was avoiding the attack from the village leader . He also left his traditional weapon ( Kris ) to the villager as a protection before he leave the place .
Tanah lot Temple drive from world Tanah which is mean land . While Lot drive from word Laut which is mean Laut . This name taken from the location of the temple on the small rock inside the ocean .
Nowadays the temple area has become one of the biggest commercial tourism place . Hundreds of souvenir stalls along the walking street to the temple . Restaurants , also few accommodation place .
To enter Tanah Lot Temple will cost you Rupiah 60.000 for adult and 40.000 for kid . No traditional dress require ( Sarong ) to enter to the temple area , but polite .