Pura Tanah Lot
Tanah Lot sits on a large offshore rock which has been shaped continuously over the years by the ocean tide. It is home of a pilgrimage temple, the Pura Tanah Lot (literally “Tanah Lot temple”), and a popular tourist and cultural icon for photography and general exoticism.
The temple was built and has been a part of Balinese mythology for centuries and is one of seven sea temples around the Balinese coast.
Tanah Lot is the most visited and photographed temple in Bali and a popular day trip from south Bali, especially at sunset when crowds and traffic overwhelm the site. However, it has all the authenticity of a stage set – even the tower of rock that the temple sits upon is an artful reconstruction (the entire structure was crumbling) and over one-third of the rock is artificial.
For the Balinese, Pura Tanah Lot is one of the most important and venerated sea temples.
Have a look at the photo journal of the Tanah Lot Temple.
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