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Tanah Lot Temple

Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia
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  • Tanah Lot Temple
    Shivangi
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    5 Jan 25, 2014

    This place was just absolutely gorgeous. Very beautifully built, In order to get to the temple you have to take a few steps in water.

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  • Tanah Lot TemplePro 2014
    Erick Redcloud
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Tanah Lot is just a very pleasent place to visit. We took a bike from Ubud to Tanah Lot and ran into many locals trying to navigate our way there.

    Upon arrival to Tanah Lot we came across a bat that was there. I just had to take a photo.

    Tanah lot can be a bit annoying if you want to get there while tide is down and it isnt. You have a lot of waiting, like we did, so dont get there too early. Unless you want to get photos of the place while in the water.

    There is plenty to do to kill time, from shopping, relaxing, walking or eating.

    Once the tide is down you can visit the temple (some what) a bit closer.

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  • Tanah Lot Temple
    Joycelyn Siong
    3 Jun 01, 2014

    If intricately designed temples at wet, awkward locations is your thing, then you'll love this. The temple is still very much in use, dresscode for entering the temple should be adhered to for this.

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  • Tanah Lot Temple
    Vincent Sim
    5 May 24, 2014

    definitely WORTH THE VISIT... prior to the temple.. theres tons of shops selling clothes at very very cheap prices.. beware! they will first quote u very very high prices eg 40000rp and then u can easily discount to 20000rp . if they say no, walk away! they r sure to offer you 20000rp! also.. make a good visit across e waters to vist the tanah lot temple.. must must must go!

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  • Tanah Lot TemplePro 2014
    Patrick Blake
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    5 Dec 07, 2013

    Whether you are an ocean lover or a Hindu devotee, there is no doubt that Tanah Lot has a powerful spiritual draw on anyone lucky enough to lay eyes on this special holy place. While the temple itself is amongst the most beautiful of Bali's pura worship sites, the connection with the turquoise sea is what really sets this place apart. The ocean rolls right up to the base of the temple, waves lapping at her stonework. Unfortunately, it can be a little crowded and over-touristy at times, but no wonder, this is a place not easily forgotten.

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  • Tanah Lot Temple
    Kenneth Loo
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    2 Apr 18, 2014

    What used to be a place of worship and pilgrimage for the locals has turned into somewhat of an overly commercialized hot-spot for tourists to come in trolls and be promised something spectacular by their tour guides, only to find it uneventful. To get in and out of the temples, you'd need to pass through a tourist market twice the size. Don't get me wrong I think its a nice place to visit, however it would do good with a little less tourist gimmicks.

    Recommended for:Local Culture
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    Mel S Wong
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    4 Mar 08, 2013

    We enjoyed our visit to Tanah Lot Temple mostly because of its magnificent location by the sea. We didnt visit near sunset, a popular time to visit since the tide would recede around that time allowing visitors to climb to the temple and of course the beautiful sunset colors. Even so, we were treated by views of the temple unobstructed by people. Perhaps next time we go at sunset!

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  • Tanah Lot Temple
    Marc DESJARDINS
    3 Mar 06, 2013

    Don't understand the fuzz around Tanah Lot Temple, the only thing I can think of is the sunset, but you get it elsewhere as well for example at Kuta Beach. It's overcrowded, you can't even go on the island itself, I understand it's still the #1 tourist attraction in Bali but personally I think it's overrated, there's plenty more to discover in Bali.

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  • Tanah Lot TemplePro 2014
    Nomadic by Nature
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    3 Apr 18, 2014

    A picturesque sunset spot. The temple is on an island accessible by foot at low tide, but visitors are not allowed to enter it. There are a number of scenic vantage points around the coastline though. It can get quite crowded and touristy though.

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  • Tanah Lot TemplePro 2014
    Yanti
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    5 Aug 25, 2012

    This is one of the most unique temples in Bali because of its location - a must go place for first timers. Best time to go is before sunset

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    Dedot
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    5 Aug 09, 2012

    Bring your camera and come before sunset goes down but too many people there so took photo with creative angle.

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    Aldan Chua
    4 Jul 08, 2012

    Best time to go during low tide period. A very special temple located very near to the sea beach.

    The street market offers a big variety of local handicrafts. A good place to shop for cheap T-shirts and accessories.

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    Dadang Subarna
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    it was good for the first time.
    but i dont think this spot is re-visited-at least for me_ since sometimes crowded with tourist attraction. i prefer explore new spot myself with less people know but great. then i can recommend it

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  • Tanah Lot Temple
    Sari Aneta
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    a wonderful place to see the sunset, there are temples where you can perform a spiritual tourist, there is also a market for souvenir shopping, eating corn on the cob, put on temporary tattoos, and good paintings.

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  • Tanah Lot Temple
    Amit Kumar Gupta
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Beautiful temple in a beatiful location. Tons of tourists, especially around sunset, but if you're a bit intrepid you can go a little further out and get a great view of the temple at sunset.

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  • Tanah Lot Temple
    Cass T
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    This place was amazing, even though the day we went it was raining and miserable so I didn't get the kind of photos I wanted. While we were here there was a festival happening with a parade which was pretty cool as well! Only real bad point was there were about 10million other tourists there, and it wasn't even a nice day!

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  • Tanah Lot Temple
    Ben
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Tanah Lot is a truly one of a kind location located off of Bali's coast about 20 kilometers from Denspar. The Tanah Lot Temple is thought to have been constructed way back in the 15th century, and has much religious and cultural significance in Bali. The complex actually sits upon an offshore rock/island. Views from mainland Bali to this isolated ocean temple are absolutely breathtaking, particularly during sunset. If you find yourself in Bali don't miss out on this iconic attraction.

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  • Tanah Lot Temple
    TOMATO
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    5 Jun 26, 2014

    Tanah lot temple

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  • Tanah Lot Temple
    Alexandra
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    4 Jun 18, 2014

    Incredible. Aggressive market vendors were the only downfall.

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  • Tanah Lot Temple
    Jason Tay
    5 May 24, 2014

    Worth the visit. I will be back. :)

    Recommended for:Local Culture
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4.5 out of 5
91 member's reviews
440 people visited Tanah Lot Temple

Description

The small rock formation of Tanah Lot off the coast of Bali is comprised primarily of the Tanah Lot Temple. Built in the 15th century, the temple was constructed as a place to worship Balinese sea gods, and is one of seven sea temples in the area. Today, the area has become quite commercialized, with souvenir shops lining the path leading towards the temple.

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