Monday, July 16, 2012

Tanah Lot Temple on a small island and the best sunset views in Bali

Tanah Lot Temple on a small island and the best sunset views in Bali
Tanah Lot is a place very famous beach resort, located in Tabanan regency, Bali, Indonesia. Tanah Lot is located in the Beraban village, distric of Kediri, Tabanan regency, about 13 km to the west of Tabanan. To more clearly the location of Pura Tanah Lot, just look at a Google Earth. See a map of Bali, Tanah Lot addressed in our search. Here there are two temples are situated on a large rock. One temple is situated on a huge boulder, and the other located on a cliff that protrudes into the sea, similar to Pura Uluwatu. Is the temple Pura Tanah Lot sea temple guardian deity of the sea. If you want to come here, come in the afternoon, then you will be able to see a beautiful sunset is second to none. With the big waves that always hit a big rock in the Pura Tanah Lot.

To achieve the Pura Tanah Lot, from the city of Denpasar, get through two pathways, via Denpasar-Gilimanuk highway, and through a small street in the south Babung. If at the beginning of Kuta, preferably via a small road south Badung. would be better if you do not to Tanah Lot in the afternoon, as you will be stuck in traffic, in any path you went through, and you would be disappointed. Come to the Tanah Lot on the day, and wait for the sunset in the evening.

When I come there during the afternoon, I went down to the beach area. When it's low tide, I walked him down the cliff at the beach area temples. Take a walk on the reef overgrown with moss. There's a fisherman, he gets a lot of fish. Although only a small fish. Time there were very many tourists.

After being a walk on the beach, I bought a drink in the east. There was a small shop that offers a wide range of drinks and seafood. The price is also less expensive to taste the typical cuisine of the sea. Restaurant in Tanah Lot, is very diverse. Most of the restaurants serving seafood Tanah Lot.

While waiting for the sunset, I took a stroll down the entire area of ​​Tanah Lot, from the west end to east end. It's fun, meet new people there. I'm with my partner approached by a local photographer, who offers a quick photo. I tried it, at least I assist in the photographer's effort to make money. Me and my partner was photographed, and I received the results can be directly on the spot. The result is good.

Awaited moment has arrived, the sun was coming up, I tried to watch the sunset at Tanah Lot through the easternmost tip. Tanah Lot temple on the east side, from the top of the cliff, there is a restaurant overlooking the west, so we could watch the sunset as if the sun hiding behind the temple.

Sunset in Tanah Lot temple
Sunset in Tanah Lot templeSunset at Tanah Lot temple is very beautiful. It would be wonderful if you see the sunset from the east side of the temple, as you will see the sunset as if hidden in the temple of Tanah Lot. When down to the beach, and stood between the Pura Tanah Lot to the cliff, then you will see a beautiful sunset, the sun a red ball will be right in the hole located on the western cliffs, such as tired eyes see the world. Pura Tanah Lot to the north, there is a temple situated atop a cliff jutting into the sea. This cliff temple connect with the land and shaped like a bridge (arch). On this bridge you can see the sun set over the slit aperture of the cliff. Sunset like a sleepy eye. This scene can be witnessed only in certain months, as the sun sank inclined to the north, in June, July and August.

I know the story of looking for Tanah Lot temple. I got it from various sources. This story is related to pretend in Bali which is also located on the beach. Like the Uluwatu temple.

Said Land Lot consists of two words "Tanah" is defined as a rock, "Lot" or "Lod" means the sea. So the meaning of Tanah Lot is a land that is in the middle of the ocean. Pura Tanah Lot was founded in the 15th century, by a Hindu priest, named Bawu Rawuh or Danghyang Nirartha, which comes from the kingdom of Majapahit. Danhyang Niratha on his way to spread the Hindu religion of Java in the 16th century. Before giving the instructions to set up a temple in this place, he felt the vibrations of purity and perfection of spiritual gain.

According to legend, Danghyang Nirartha embracing Hinduism, managed to strengthen confidence in the local community about the Hindu religion. A leader in the holy place, whose name Bendesa Beraban, was unrivaled as many of his followers became followers Danghyang Nirarta. Bendesa then sent him away from Tanah Lot. He could, but before leaving Tanah Lot, with all his strength he had to move boulders into the sea and build a temple on top. She also changed her shawl into a snake temple guards. This snake is still there today, and these snakes include species of sea snakes that have characteristic flat tail like a fish, striped black and yellow color. Bendesa Beraban was amazed and later became a follower Danghyang Nirartha.

As a tourist attraction, Tanah Lot has been managed professionally equipped with parking facilities, toilets, art shop, restaurant, hotel, open stage, tourist information center, and facility security and safety. By paying the entrance fee so all visitors have been covered by accident insurance. Similarly, the parking service, every vehicle that enters the ground area parking lot to pay the levy directly is protected by insurance. When you arrive in the area of ​​Tanah Lot, from the parking lot to the temple, on the way there are many art shops offering local crafts products, many beverage and food stalls, there are also toilet facilities, which the rent is very cheap.

It's fun to come to Bali Pura Tanah Lot. Also very unpleasant to go home after a happy visit to Tanah Lot. Because, I'm stuck in traffic somewhere along the return run, the same as when I go to Tanah Lot. So, if you come to Tanah Lot, the patience to prepare a very high road.