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  Tanah Lot Temple
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This remarkable temple of Tanah Lot, suspended on a huge rock offshore. Set apart from the land by a stone basin, the rock has been carved by incoming tides. Tanah Lot, with its solitary black towers and tufts of foliage spilling over the cliffs, recalls the delicacy of a Chinese painting. If hearsay is to be believed, there dwells inside one of the shrines at Tanah Lot a huge snake, discreetly left undisturbed by the Balinese.This Temple was built in the 15th century by the priest, Pedanda Bahu Rawuh or Danghyang Nirartha from Majapahit Jawa.Its believe that the temple rise from the ses itself. Near this Temple there are several small and big shrines, the biggest one is Pekendungan Temple. There is a spring considered sacred not far from this temple.Tanah Lot is 13 km from Tabanan is Beraban village. When the tide is low people can walk to the temple. It looks like a floating one if the tide is high. There are many caves under the temple lived by the peaceful sea snakes.Poisonous but peaceful sea snakes, which has white and black colors, found at the base of the rocky island are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruder.

Address: Pura Tanah Lots
Directions: It's located 16 kilometers west of International Airport Ngurah Rai,1hr taxi ride from Kuta. Admission is Rp 1,000.- per person.

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  • Updated Sep 1, 2005
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