Tanah Lot

TANAH LOT: One of the most beautiful temples on the island

Tanah Lot is one of the most popular (& probably one of the most photographed) places of interest in Bali.  It is a temple located on the coast of West Bali, at the village of Beraban in the Tabanan Regency.

It’s also called known as Tanah Let which means ancient land and also Tanah Lod, which means the land to the south.


It’s ocean-front location is dramatic built on a small promontory which is only accessible at low tide. Due to its shape, the rock that is Tanah Lot takes on the appearance of a large boat at sea during high water.

Poisonous snakes live in the nearby caves to ‘guard’ the temple and contribute to the temple’s dangerous reputation.

Sunset is the best time to visit Tanah lot, when the golden red skies frame the temple and waves crash into the rocks.

sunset view tanah lot

HINT:  It is advisable to avoid the tourist crush here as it can be severe.