The Tanah Lot Temple, one of Bali’s significant and directional temples, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the island.
Tanah Lot is the most photographed temple in Bali, and for good reason: it is situated on top of an asymmetrical, jagged rock, and surrounded by the pristine waters of the sea which makes the temple’s location look ethereal. Aside from its postcard-perfect beauty, Tanah Lot also has a cultural and religious significance: like the temples of Pura Luhur Ulu Watu and Pura Rambut Siwi, this temple is also associated with the 15th century priest Nirartha, and is an important element in the Balinese mythology and spiritualism. During the sunset, the temple looks more magical.
Tanah Lot is located at Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan Regency, 15 kilometres northeast of Despansar, Bali.
Opening Days and Hours
Tanah Lot can be accessed from 7:00 to 19:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance fees to Tanah Lot is IDR 60,000 (USD 4.43) for adults and IDR 30,000 (USD 2.21) for children.
How to Get There
- From Kuta, Legian and Seminyak, Tanah Lot can be accessed via a rented car or taxi for 45 minutes.
- If you are travelling from Ubud, rent a car or a taxi which will bring you to Tanah Lot for 30 minutes.
- Solo Travelers/ Backpackers
Time to Spend
You can spend at least an hour around Tanah Lot, or you can extend more if you want to see the Kecak Dance which starts at 18:30.
- Kecak Dance, 18:30
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Tanah Lot is a really popular tourist destination, so expect large crowds when you visit the area. To avoid big groups and traffic, visit the temple as early as 7:00. Avoid visiting between December to March because it’s wet season in Indonesia.
You can buy some food from restaurants on the cliff. You can choose from a variety of food places like Gloria Jeans, Depot Dini Cafe, The Ocean Restaurant, Melasti, and Warung Mandala.
- Cangu Beach
- Bali Surf
For accommodations, you can choose from different hotels and inns near Tanah Lot such as Natya Hotel, Dewi Sinta, BE Villas, Kubu Kendungu, and Pande Villas. Rates start from USD 30 to USD 75.