Tanah Lot Temple Tour
Tanah Lot Tour is an exciting sightseeing tour in Bali to visit a Hindu Temple set on the rock and it is surrounded by the seawater. Tanah Lot Tour is a tour visiting the unique temple located on the sea and it will be seen like a drift when the seawater is tight. The seawater will surround it and it can be accessed when the seawater is down. Tanah Lot is the most famous tourist destinations in Bali with spectacular sunset panorama with and temple on the sea.
Tanah Lot Temple,The temple perched on a little rocky islet. This temple was built in 11th century by the Javanese priest Danghyang Nirartha who built many temple near the sea around the island such as Rambut Siwi Temple in west of Bali, Pulaki Temple and Ponjok Batu Temple in North of Bali. In western side there are small temple built one of teh temple in the top rock with hole it’s Batu Bolong Temple, Batu it’s mean Rock and Bolong it’s mean hole.
Tanah Lot temple is one of the populer tourism object in Bali, located at Beraban village in Tabanan regency it is about 30 kms from denpasar.The temple is on the edge of the beach on the small rock island facing to Indonesian ocean. The temple was built by one of Hindu holy priest from Java name’s Danghyang Nirartha in 16 century.
On the northern side of temple there is a cave as a place of ocean snakes live. They are stripe snakes with black and whit colours. The snake is very tame and Balinese people believed they are the snake of the god and as the guards of the temple.
The word of Tanah Lot is consisted of two words that are Tanah word interpreted as a reef looking like gili or isle. Lot or Lod word has meaning the sea. So Tanah Lot is meaning the small island floating on the sea. The location is now called as Tanah Lot has been used at a Megalithic period as a place that looked into holy, proven from the existence of menhir. Pursuant to environmental condition, hence the structure of Tanah Lot temple is built at irregular reef plain of its angle which is only consisted of one plain yard as Jeroan.
The function of this temple can be realized from the function of the main temple building which is located in the temple main area. In this place, there is a main temple to worship the god in form of Dewa Baruna or Bhatara Segara, the sea power. The media of worship to this god is the temple building with 5 storied meanwhile the 3 storied temple building in north part of this area is purposing to worship to Dang Hyang Nirartha.
As a favorite tourism destination in Bali, Tanah Lot owns a magnificent view in particular at the sunset time where the sun slows down to the earth stomach. Every visitor who is paying a visit to this place will be marveled to see the beauty panorama of Tanah Lot. Beside of this temple, there are other temples which can be seen on your visit to Tanah Lot like Batu Bolong Temple, Batumejan Temple and Enjung Galuh Temple.