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Tanah lot Temple

Fly to Bali and explore Tanah Lot Temple, one of the most beautiful and important landmarks in Bali. An ancient Hindu temple dedicated to sea gods, the Tanah Lot Temple tour will let you across a complex of wooden structures with origins dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries. Whether you are a history buff, nature enthusiast, or spiritual seeker, Tanah Lot Temple Bali is a must-visit attraction in every half-day Tanah Lot tour Bali.

Moreover, this temple is built on a large coral rock separated from the nearby island, which is a delight for the eyes. Book a Tanah Lot sunset tour to enjoy your evening in orange hues, clicking pictures with your loved ones.

If you plan a Bali trip, book a half-day Tanah Lot Temple Tour for an unforgettable experience. Indian Holiday offers Bali tour packages that cover attractions like Tanah Lot Temple, Uluwatu Temple, and more, which are customizable.

Overview of Tanah Lot Temple

Location Bali
Address Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82121, Indonesia
Timings 7 am to 7 pm


  • Witness the heritage site, Tanah Lot, located on a small islet.
  • Marvel at the splendid architecture and traditional stone carvings and sculptures.
  • Treat your eyes to the breathtaking sunset from the Sunset Terrace at Tanah Lot.
  • Visit the nearby art market to buy Sarong, statues, paintings, and more Balinese art.

Tanah Lot Entrance Tickets

Here is the Tanah Lot Temple entrance fee -

  • Cost of entry to Tanah Lot: Adults - Adults - IDR 60,000 (INR 285), Children - IDR 30,000 (INR 142)

Note: The price is subject to change at the time of booking.

About Tanah Lot Temple

Once inside the Tanah Lot Bali, walk around and witness the beautiful surroundings. Click pictures along the walk to see them later and cherish the memories of your Bali tour. And despite being famous mainly for Tanah Lot Temple sunset, Tanah Lot tour can also be booked early in the morning for fewer crowds and great pictures. 

You can also check out other temples near this attraction, like Pura Pekendungan, Pura Batu Bolong, Pura Jero Kandang, and Pura Enjung Galuh.

Tanah Lot temple history is quite interesting, and not many people know about it. There are many legends associated with the temple as well. 

People say Dang Hyang Nirartha, a high priest from the Majapahit Kingdom in East Java, came to Bali island in 1489 to spread the word of Hinduism. Upon arrival, he constructed a site to honor the sea god, Baruna. He shared his teaching with the Beraban villagers, but the village chief opposed him and gathered his loyal followers to banish Nirartha.

However, Nirartha fought and resisted while shiting a massive rock he meditated on out to the sea. He transformed his sashes into sea snakes to protect their base. The initial name of this rock was “Tengah Lod,” meaning “in the sea”. Seeing Nirartha’s powers, the village chief vowed allegiance.

And before leaving the island, the high priest gifted a holy kris dagger to the chief, which today is among the sanctified heirlooms of the Kediri royal palace.

Another famous legend about the Tanah Lot temple curse states that once upon a time, a young prince and princess fell head over heels in love on the island. And they were copulating while they were still unmarried. The prince wanted nothing more than that and left the princess and never saw her again.

The princess didn’t take this very well and put a curse on all unmarried couples who came to Bali so that they would separate after leaving the island. To say the least, ghosting was not the same as it is now. That’s why Bali has prohibited unmarried couples from living together and criminalized adultery.

Interesting Facts about Tanah lot Temple

  • The inner or main temple is not open to the public.
  • The temple is of historical significance to Hindu culture and customs.
  • Eight holy temples surround Tanah Lot Temple.
  • Venomous snakes guard the temple.
  • A ceremony called Piodalan or Pujawali is performed every 210 days.

FAQS About Tanah Lot Temple

Q: How much is the entry fee to Pura Tanah Lot?

Ans: Tanah Lot Temple entrance fee costs INR 285 for adults (IDR 60,000) and INR 142 for kids (IDR 30,000). However, the price is subject to change at the time of booking.

Q: What time is best to visit Tanah Lot?

Ans: Visit Tanah Lot Temple during sunset, between 6 pm and 7 pm, for the best views.

Q: Tanah Lot Temple worth visiting?

Ans: To see the most breathtaking sunsets, visit Tanah Lot Temple. It is one of the significant attractions in Bali, an ancient Hindu shrine located atop an outcrop amid crashing waves.

Q: Which is better, Tanah Lot or Uluwatu Temple?

Ans: Both Tanah Lot Temple and Uluwatu Temple are spectacular sunset viewpoints. However, Uluwatu Temple has the Kecak Fire Dance, one of the most exciting things about visiting Bali. So choose accordingly.

Q: How many days should I spend in Uluwatu?

Ans: 2 days are enough to spend in Uluwatu and enjoy relaxing and exploring the beaches like Nyang Nyang Beach and Bingin Beach.