Tanah Lot Temple is one of the most famous temples in Bali. The picturesque location makes it a popular tourist spot. It is located in Tabanan Regency at Beraban village, Kediri. It is about 30 kilometers from Denpasar. You can go there by motor bicycle or car. Or if u stay at the Tabanan city, you can only ride your bicycle in your relax time. It is quiet closed only about 13 kilometers from Tabanan city.
If there was a high tide, the temple seems like float above the sea. Tanah Lot has known as tourism object in Bali which is famous of it is beautiful sunset.
There are two temples, one is stand on a big stone and the other one is stand on the bank. Tanah Lot temple is a part of Sad Kahyangan Temples, that is some temples that becoming joints of Bali islands. Tanah Lot is a sea temple, is a spot for pray to the gods that protect the sea.
History of Tanah Lot Temple
According to the legend, this temple built by Dang Hyang Nirartha in 15 centuries. Then his shawl turns into a sea snake that protects the temple. Nowadays this snake still exists and this Holy sea snake has a flat tail. The snake colored black and yellow. It is has a very strong poison, even 3 times stronger than poison of the Cobra.
But do not worry this Holy snake is tame, there is a man beside the snake that will help you if you want to touch this holy snake. While you touch you can also praying and wish for something you. Hopefully your wish will come true.
You can also pray and get the holy spring water there, that comes up from the ground under the temple that stand on the big stone. Many tourists said that Tanah Lot Temple is a miracle.
How can we imagine two temples are standing on unbelievable spot and how the holy spring water comes up above the ground under the temple that stand on the big stone.
So if you come to Bali, you have to go there to watch very closely what the God has created, this is a miracle, I believe in that. Do you?