This quiet temple off the coast of Bali has become one of the country’s most popular religious attractions. Commonly referred to as the “temple of the rock”, Tanah Lot Temple was built upon a solid black stone peninsula that juts into rippling waters. Incredible ocean views, clear mountain air, and a deep mythological connection draw visitors to this coastal destination.
Travelers agree the best time of day to visit Tanah Lot Temple is at sunset, when rose-colored skies kiss the blue waters that surround this popular religious attraction. During low tide, visitors can walk to Tanah by following a winding path lined with bustling souvenir stands. But be advised, it’s more difficult to reach the temple during high tide, when travelers are prohibited from getting near parts of the structure closest to the water.
Tanah Lot Temple is located about 45 minutes northwest of Katu. Entry is Rp. 15,000 for children or Rp. 30,000 for adults.