Visiting Bali without coming to Tanah Lot is a waste. Tanah Lot is a destination where you can spend your time enjoying the view of the sunset in Bali. The destination is located in Kediri, Tabanan which approximately 13 kilometers far from Tabanan City and 20 kilometers from Denpasar. Tanah Lot is a beach which has many rocks on its beach. Tanah Lot means Land on the sea. It has been called land on the sea because there is a temple which sits on offshore rocks on the sea. The temple is Tanah Lot Temple.
Tanah Lot Temple is a temple which has uniqueness. Tanah Lot Temple is a temple which is looked like it is on the sea. The temple exactly sits on the offshore rocks. When the sea plugs, the temple is looked like it sits on the sea water. Tanah Lot Temple is believed to be established in the 16th Century by Dang Hyang Nirartha. It was claimed to be a holy place for Dang Hyang Nirartha, so he asked the fishermen to build a shrine on the rocks. The temple becomes one of the seven temples in Bali’s coasts. Under the rocks, it is believed that a venomous giant snake is living there to protect the temple for any intruders and evil spirits. The snake is believed was created from Dang Hyang Nirartha’s selendang (some kinds of shawl). He changes the shawl becomes snake to protect the temple he had built. This story is a part of the mythology of Hinduism.