Tanah Lot is a huge rock with a temple built on top (Pura Tanah Lot), right on the southern coast in West Bali. Tanah Lot is one of the most popular Hindu temples in Bali to visit as it is easy to get to and the scenery is superb.
The best time to visit Tanah lot is for sunrise or for sunset. As Tanah Lot is on the south coast you can see both east and west along the coast so get some brilliant sunrises and sunets which is the perfect photo opportunity for taking pics at Tanah Lot.
The main rock structure of Tanah Lot is surrounded by water during high tide. At low tide you can walk right up to the rock formation and into the Hindu temple on top of the rock.
You need to be careful around the rock formation as some poisoneous sea snaked take refuge in the rocks in the late afternoon before sunset as they sleep in the crevaceous. As long as you watch where you are walking and place your hands you should not disturb the snakes.
Just next to Tanah Lot rock formation is another incredible rock formation jutting out to the sea with a natural bridge structure. This is another great photo opportunity. There is a hill in front of Tanah Lot you can stan on to get great pics of this rock formation as well as photos down to Tanah Lot. There are some more Hindu shrines built on the top of this rock formation.
Also at the top of the hill are plenty of souvenir shops as well as food stalls selling some cheap and yummy food.
Getting to Tanah Lot
Tanah Lot is around a 45 minute to 1 hour drive from Kuta Beach depending on traffic. It is slight less time from Legian or Seminyak.
From Sanur it will take around 1.5 hours to drive to Tanah Lot.