Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
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Points of Interest & LandmarksReligious Sites
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Tanah Lot Temple is one of Bali's most important landmarks, famed for its unique offshore setting and sunset backdrops. An ancient Hindu shrine perched on top of an outcrop amidst constantly crashing waves.
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  • Jonofromcas
    Castleford, United Kingdom1,437 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the time to visit, very busy and commercial though.
    As one one of the most visited temples in Bali, this was really busy and the entrance fee was quite high ( relatively speaking ). There is a real mass of tourist shops / eating establishments before you see the temple itself and good luck if you want an instagram type photo of the gates before you walk onto the beach. Whilst you could walk across to the temple if the tide was low, like all temples, you were unable to enter. By walking up on the cliffs either side of the commercial part of the temple, you could get better views although it was impossible to get shots without crowds really. For its crowds, it was still worth seeing and I’m glad we choice to visit.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Pasti Profit Forex
    Jakarta, Indonesia6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peace Temple
    Although the Tanah Lot temple is located quite a distance from the congested areas of Nusa Dua, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, and Benoa, I highly recommend it to those who want to see a spectacular sunset at night under clear skies. You will never regret traveling through heavy traffic from Nusa Dua to Tanah Lot Temple. This is a popular tourist destination that you cannot skip.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 July 2023
  • Jordan W
    New York City, New York1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely views
    Om its own rock peninsula with a hole through the rock amazing photos when the waves break and spray. You cant go into the temple but only halfway along the entrance . Good enough for lovely views
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 July 2023
  • cristoph2010
    1,109 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magical place
    Tanah Lot is definitely worth checking out. I couldn't fathom how and why people would build a temple on an island. During low tide, Balinese would crossover to pray. Foreigners are allowed to go onto the island but won't be able to go to the temple. There are several eateries that will give you a vantage point of the temple. Also, we engaged the service of Wira (look him up Wira Wayan on Facebook), an English-speaking Balinese, to take us there and back. Definitely recommend him for other trips.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 July 2023
  • Belle
    Quezon City, Philippines22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful area.
    Upon entering, you need to pay a fee per head to see the temple. Once you find parking, you have to walk a distance towards the temple itself. We were told that when it’s low tide, you can go all the way up to the temple. During high tide, they do close it off. There were a lot of things to see along the way to the temple — some architecture, tourists taking pictures with snakes, etc. The scenery was stunning. It was worth the trip just taking in the nature of it all.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 July 2023
  • UnbreakableSara
    Somerville, Massachusetts136 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Truly a special place!
    This is truly a special place. We went to see the sunset and it was gorgeous! You go right up to the shoreline and watch the waves crash on the rocks as the sun sets. There’s also a bunch of roadside stands where you can buy really cheap souvenirs, and places to get food.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 July 2023
  • Where_to_travel_next
    Vancouver, Canada4,559 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Water temple
    Depending on the tide you may be able to walk closer or not. We decided to participate and splash ourselves with the holy water and get blessed by the staff. E.g. $5,000 idr donation. You cannot go into the temple itself.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 July 2023
  • lyndawilson72
    543 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Photogenic island temple
    Very photogenic temple about 20min taxi drive from Canggu area. Lots of market stalls/shops around temple area. Easy to walk about and take photos. Note you cannot enter temple itself. Although we weren’t there at sunset, there are lots of cafes from where you can watch the sunset over the temple.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 August 2023
  • Nicolas Slunsky
    Brno, Czech Republic12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must
    A must-see place when you're in Bali. I visited in the afternoon and enjoyed a beautiful sunset. Unfortunately, you're not allowed to visit the temple itself but the surrounding area offers plenty of beautiful spots and photo opportunities.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 September 2023
  • francis187
    London, United Kingdom87 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tanah Lot Temple visit
    Try and go before sunset. We did the tour and took amazing photos when the sun went down. its a picture perfect view. So much to see in 1 place so many temples and status with various meanings, people are so friendly they will explain to you if you ask. There is food and drinks on sale also, got to try the corn on the cob beautiful. PLEASE RESPECT THE LAND !!!! we see so many disrespectful tourist there doing untold rude things no respect at all for the people or there culture so why go their?
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 September 2023
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Roshan M
Kanpur, India22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Very beautiful photogenic spot good vibes again a best time to visit at sunset luckily we reached around sunset only so find the perfect timings with beautiful view of sea
Written 22 March 2024
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Yuhana
Perth, Australia13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Peace to be found where you get good healing vibes. A place where God lives. Amazing place with holy vibes. Beautiful view with beautiful ocean. Must visit.
Written 19 March 2024
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edie209
Saltash, UK851 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We have been to Tanah Lot so many times, I have lost count. cand seems to change with the years. The first time I saw it was in 1999 and you could travel back to Kuta after sunset really easy. These days be prepared to get caught in traffic, we now stay closer and make a real trip of it enjoying the sunrise too which is such a get experience because you almost get it to yourself.
Written 13 March 2024
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rvndr51
45 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Had high hopes to visit the temple after traveling for 4 hrs, but it was a disappointment. You are not allowed to enter the main temple. Hardly anything to see. They should've mentioned history and details of the site .
So except beautiful sunset nothing special.
Written 29 February 2024
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J E M
Portsmouth, UK11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This is a sacred space so my review will be about the visit rather than the temple itself. We paid 75000 IDR to entre what I would describe as a compound. Once through the impressive gate the path to the temple is through a string of shops, warungs and peddlers. The temples aren't accessible to visitors and only those who give a donation after being blessed with holy water and rice can then climb a few steps leading towards the temple's gate. The surrounding gardens are well kept and are very pleasant to walk or sit in. Opposite the gardens, above the temple there are many warungs and souvenir stalls of various sizes. There are toilets around but expect to pay around 3000-5000IDR. The toilet I used was clean. The toilets in the carpark are free. We arrived around 3.30pm and left around 5pm when it got even busier. The whole place was teaming with people.
So we decided we didn't want wait to see the sunset.

One thing to bear in mind is that according to Google maps the journey from Sanur to Taneh Lot takes just over an hour - it took our taxi driver (who was very good) almost two hours to reach Tanah Lot and almost three and half hours to drive back. That is due to the huge number of scooters zigzagging all over the place, the slow trucks, poorly positioned traffic lights and state of the roads.
Written 28 February 2024
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Darren L
Queenstown, MD848 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A beautiful location with a number of vantage points to see the temple on the island. The site is well maintained and easy to navigate. Definitely worth the time to travel here.
Written 25 February 2024
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Kay W
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Like many of the popular locations in Bali, it's so beautiful but it had the largest crowds I've seen here ... Maybe because it was sunset time... It's definitely worth a visit though regardless..
Written 25 February 2024
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CoffeeGuyz
Playa Coronado, Panama214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
An amazing sacred location that should not be missed on any visit to Bali. Went for sundown and unfortunately the weather did not cooperate. But the grounds are stunning, the temple from the outside is beautiful, and the ocean provides a great backdrop.
Written 24 February 2024
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Dika Bali Tour
Bali, Indonesia56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
I visited Tanah Lot Temple with my family. After buying tickets, we went straight into the temple area. It turned out that the inside was very nice with views of the open sea. We were happy to take photos there. Our children could also play in the garden area. The place was clean. We spent a really good time. there for a long time
Written 20 February 2024
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Siera C
Windsor, Canada37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
I think this was the place Ram and Lakshman chose to stay in exile. What a beautiful place natures signature in handcraft. The bluff and the view amazing. Must visit in Bali
Written 13 February 2024
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