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Pura Tanah Lot Sea Temple Bali:
Tanah Lot Temple (Indonesian: Pura Tanah Lot) is probably the most popular and photographed temple on the island which located in coastal side of Beraban countryside, Kediri sub district and Tabanan Regency.
Tanah Lot Temple stands for earth (Tanah) and sea (Lot), quite appropriate considering its spectacular setting on top of an impressive rock overlooking the sea.
Its one of seven ocean temples on the coast of Bali that create a sort of spiritual bulwark against bad vibes rolling on the ocean currents.
Pura Tanah Lot is built on the rock with 3 acre size and reachable in a few minute by walk, because it is just 20 meters from the coastal lip. Tanah Lot Temple is simply among Bali’s not-to-be-missed icons.
This cultural icon is among the seven sea temples located in the coast of Bali and has been contained in Balinese mythology for centuries.
The Tanah Lo Temple continues to stand strong today, although it has had its fair share of aging, as back in the 80’s the temple started to crumble and about one third of the rocks at the base of the temple had to be replaced with artificial rocks.
This is an extremely popular tourist destination and the whole area is often very busy indeed, especially in the late afternoons, pre-sunset.
Tanah Lot is derived from the word “Tanah” means land and “Lot (lod / laut)” which means the sea, because it is situated on a rock in the sea and resembles a small island floating on the sea, so the people call it Tanah Lot.
The location is now called as Tanah Lot has been used at a Megalithic period as a place that 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 is only consisted of one plain yard as Jeroan.
Tanah Lot Temple differences with other temples on the island of Bali, Tanah Lot does not have a few pages because it is built on a plain of coral that irregular corners of his home.
Inside the actual temple compound itself there are tiered shrines that follow the fundamental elements of Balinese design where the number of levels constructed are symbolic to the complexities of the faith.
There are other formations within the area that indicate that the site is not only of great religious importance, but also maintains archaeological value.