Stop and gather in the mesmerizing sight of one of the most photographed ancient temple in Bali.
The Balinese Hindu religion comes from the Javanese Majapahit dynasty of Hindu-Buddhist heritage amalgamated with animistic belief of its indigenous people.
Religion as it is practiced in Bali is a composite belief system that embraces Gods and demigods that are worshipped together with Buddhist heroes, the spirits of ancestors, indigenous agricultural deities and sacred places.
One of the most revered sacred places in Bali is Tanah Lot. Located about 12 kilometers from Tabanan City and 20 kilometers from Denpasar, this beautiful rock temple sits on an idyllic white sandy beach of crashing waves.
Known as Pura Tanah Lot, the temple is besieged by tourists in the late afternoon who come by bus loads to view it at sunset to capture the famous silhouette photo of this mesmerizing structure.
It is truly a spectacular sight.
Here the ocean deity ‘Bhatara Segara’ is worshipped as the all powerful sea God. The temple is also worship ground to pay homage to the guardian spirits of the sea.
Poisonous sea snakes are known to be found in the caves at the base of the rocky island believed to be guardians of the temple, standing vigil against evil spirits and intruders.