Tanah Lot is one of the important temples for Balinese Hindus and the location of the temple is located on a large rock off the coast. Tanah Lot Temple is a tourism icon of the island of Bali. Besides that, it is one of the famous tourist objects on the island of Bali that must be visited. Because of the popularity of tourist attractions in Bali, almost every day, this tourist attraction is always crowded with tourist visits.
Most of the activities of tourists who are in the temple area will take a walk, take photos. Some tourists sit back and relax while enjoying boiled corn while waiting for the beautiful view of the Tanah Lot sunset.
The temple was built in two different places. One temple is located on a large boulder, and the other is located on a cliff that juts into the sea, similar to the tourist attractions of Pura Luhur Uluwatu Bali. This cliff connects the temple to the mainland. As well as the shape of a curved cliff like a bridge.
Tanah Lot Temple is part of the Kahyangan Jagat Temple in Bali, intended as a place to worship the god of the sea guards. At high tide, the temple will appear surrounded by sea water. Underneath there is a small cave in which there are several sea snakes. Meanwhile, at high tide, you will be able to walk closer to the temple location.
Sea snakes have characteristics, tails flat like a fish, black and yellow. According to the story, the sea snake was the incarnation of the temple’s shawl.
The founder of the temple was a Brahmin from Java who wandered to Bali. His name is Dang Yang Nirartha. It is said that the holy snake Tanah Lot was assigned to guard the temple.