Beach that provides a quite unique view compared to Kuta beach that located 13 kilometers west of Tabanan city namely Bali Tanah Lot. Tanah Lot located at Beraben village, Tabanan District. This Bali beach offering beautiful sunsets, therefore many foreign and local tourists could be found during the afternoon. You only need 20 minutes to go by car from Denpasar to reach this place.
Bali Tanah Lot, as the name suggests, is a large boulder rock (tanah) that located in the middle of the beach (lot). Above the rock, there is a sacred temple which still functioning as worship place. This Hindu temple was built for guardian deities of the sea.
Tanah Lot Bali was built by a brahman from Java that lived in Bali. This Brahman was expelled by local authorities. Before leaving the village, he moved the stone into the middle of Bali beach and build a Hindu temple on it. As a temple patron, he changed his shawl into snake that still exist until today. If you lucky, you can see this snake at Tanah Lot. This snake has flat-tailed, black-yellow color, and 3 times more venomous than cobra. But, this snake is more benign compared with other snakes kind.
Besides enjoying the natural scenery, at certain times you can also directly watch the Hindu rituals. There are also six other sacred temple located at western Tanah Lot Bali, which has its own uniqueness. One of them presence the nine freshwater-springs that located under the sea.
You do not have to worry when visiting this place. This place has a large parking space and food stalls, so you’ll feel comfortable and safe when visiting this place. There are also many shops that sell souvenirs with affordable prices. If you want to stay longer, there are also many Bali accommodation that located not far from there. Some best hotel near tanah lot namely Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort, Alila Villas Soori, Pondok Pitaya Hotel, Taman Ahimsa, and Waka Gangga Hotel.