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Tanah Lot, the most spectacular temple to see in Bali

The Tanah Lot Temple is one of the most impressive temples in Bali. It is one of the most beautiful examples of Hindu architecture and its location makes it stand out much more, making it one of the best temples in Bali and an essential stop.


This temple was built in the 16th century, and today it continues to receive thousands of visitors a year, who come to it called by the curiosity that its many legends arouse. And it is that, according to popular belief, thousands of snakes live at its base that protect this sacred place from intruders.

What makes it even more special and unique is its location, on a large rock that is almost completely covered when the tide is high.

You can visit it during the day when the tide is high and enjoy this wonder of nature and the force of the sea breaking against the rocks. You must be careful because the rocks that stand out are wet, with moss and slippery.

It is very popular for travelers to visit the temple in the afternoon when the tide is low and you can walk around the temple, even climb the stairs to the entrance. At that time the tide is low and the sunset from here is beautiful.

This temple is one of the most photographed in Bali and the locals have taken the opportunity to set up a large market at the entrance, before accessing the beach area where you can buy all kinds of souvenirs; t-shirts, linings, handicrafts and phallic figures (wood carvings) typical of Indonesia.

Access to the temple is easy and there is a parking lot. It is only half an hour from Canggu and you can get here with your own private transport (either rental car, motorcycle, car with driver...), with guided tours (some very complete), hitchhiking or using the " public bemo"

I will tell you much more about how to get around Bali in another article that will help you to know which are the best options. Post: How to get around Bali

Without a doubt, it is a temple that you cannot miss, and I recommend that you read the list of the best temples in Bali that you must visit to also include them in your itinerary. Keep in mind that Bali has more than 6,000 temples! Here I tell you about the best.


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