Founded in the 16th century, it is one of the most important seaside temples in Bali and one of the three major temples in Bali. It is famous for its unique ocean sunset scenery. It is located on a huge rock by the sea. When the tide rises, the rock is surrounded by sea water and stands alone in the sea. It is only connected to the land when the tide is low.
there are several temple on the same location where you can also take some photos, the view is amazing.
Would’ve been really cool if you could go up to the top of the temple. It’s a novelty to see a temple built out on a cliff in the water but once the novelty wears off (takes a minute or two) it’s really not all that cool. Super crowded. Best part of my trip to Tanah Lot was the holy water and rice purification. Definitely worth crossing over the water to take part in the ritual.
Cool experience. Worth seeing if you’re in the area. Go in understanding it’s super touristy though. You can’t actually explore the temple, it’s only for looking out from the outside. Do go down to the water though and wade through the shallow parts to get to the little cave where the people there will bless you with holy water from the temple.
this is one of my favorite places in Bali. the sunset here is very beautiful. I would recommend anyone to see this place while visiting.