Tanah Lot is an exciting tour to visit the temple on the rock with breathtaking view of sunset view as a backdrop. The tour will explore the famous tourist destinations in Bali of Tanah Lot Temple that is located above a big stone in coastal periphery. The tour also visits other places of interest in Tabanan regency or west part of Bali like Taman Ayun Temple and Alas Kedaton (monkey forest). It is a half day tour with private air-conditioning car transfer and professional tour guide who is always outstanding offer out best quality service.
Tanah Lot is a Balinese Hindu Temple on the rock and the seawater encircles it when the sea water is tide. It is looked to be adrift in on the ocean and owns the magnificent view of sunset in the late afternoon. There are several points to see this temple with all amazing view. At this temple, we can find other Hindu temples like that make it a holy place in Bali.
Tanah Lot Temple in Philosophy
The word of Tanah Lot consisted of two words that are Tanah word interpreted as a reef looking like gili or isle. Lot or Lod word has meaning the sea. So Tanah Lot is meaning the small island floating on the sea. The location now called Tanah Lot have been used at a Megalithic period as place which looked into holy, proven from the existence of menhir. Pursuant to environmental condition, hence the structure of Tanah Lot temple is built at irregular reef plain of its angle which only consisted of one plain yard as Jeroan. Function of Tanah Lot temple knowable for example from function of temple building (Pealinggih core) especial building which are exist in Jeroan area that is to worship of Baruna God or Bhatara Segara that is potency power go out to the sea with the media of worship Meru (5 high rise temple building) and to worship and also respect the Danghyang Nirartha for Miraculous God with the media of worship Meru with 3 high rise temple building.
To know the status of Tanah Lot Temple for example is knowable from the temple history, function and also incoming devotee existence pray when temple ceremony is held. Knowable in this case that :
- Tanah Lot Temple as dang Kahyangan(the bid Holy Temples in Bali ), because the history and also especially the Penyiwi (The people taking care of the temple) is from the people or society of Tabanan regency and its surroundings.
- Tanah Lot temple as Segara Temple because its function as sanctum to worship the Bhatara Segara, the God with manifestation as Power Deity go out to sea and oceanic.
It is require to be opened related here animal type becoming the unique tourism object in Tanah Lot temple is snake which is generally can be met in coast having water skin-deep, especially in river estuary. Part of its stomach there no athwart skin, there’s only small skin, but this sea water snake very noxious but snakebite case are very den happened, because the sea water snake generally very passive.
As a favorite tourism object in Bali, Tanah Lot owns a magnificent view in particular at the sunset time where the sun slows down to the earth stomach. Every visitor who is paying a visit to this place will be marveled to see the beauty panorama of Tanah Lot. Its Coast is rock bound and its wave is big adds the beauty of Tanah Lot Temple which can be seen from various location. Beside of Tanah Lot Temple there are other temples which can be seen on your visit to Tanah Lot like Batu Bolong Temple, Batumejan Temple and Enjung Galuh Temple.