The Icon Of Bali Tanah Lot Temple

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Tanah lot temple is one of the wanted destination in bali, this temple become the icon of Bali’s island, and very famous for photography.

Tanah lot mean “land in the sea” in Balinese language. The temple is located in Tabanan regancy, about 20 kilometres from Denpasar, position of the temple sits on large offshore rock which has been shaped continuously over the years by the ocean tide.
Tanah Lot is claimed to be the work of the 16th-century Dang Hyang Nirartha. During his travels along the south coast he saw the rock-island’s beautiful setting and rested there. Some fishermen saw him, and bought him gifts. Nirartha then spent the night on the little island. Later he spoke to the fishermen and told them to build a shrine on the rock, for he felt it to be a holy place to worship the Balinese sea gods. The main deity of the temple is Dewa Baruna or Bhatara Segara, who is the sea god or sea power and these days, Nirartha is also worshipped here.

Is this temple worth to be in your bucket list?

This temple is very nice to be a photography and memory about your vacation in bali, the rock is very unique and different than other temple, if you come on sunset time you will catch a perfect picture for photograph.

What else will we see around this area?

If you travel to this area you will not just see this temple, you can see something more like Taman Ayun Temple, Luhur Batukaru temple, Jatiluwih rice field, Bali Botanical Garden, and Ulun Danu Bratan Temple.

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