Tanah Lot is a rocky outcropping located in Beraban Village, containing a pilgrimage temple situated on a coastal expanse off of the island of Bali, Indonesia. The temple is an overwhelmingly popular tourist icon serving as one of the country’s leading public attractions. Its cultural value is undeniable and attributes to the year round mass of photographing visitors.
Tanah Lot boasts incredible significance to Balinese spirituality and many people enjoy sightseeing around the area. Tourists can partake in niche shopping among the concentration of exquisite souvenir vendors offering rare trinkets that line the coastal pathway to the temple. At low tide, visitors can stroll around the base of the edifice itself. Restaurants are situated on the clifftops above, providing additional commercial value and the famous Es Kelapa Muda, made from coconuts.
From South Bali, a coastal road from Kerobokan leads to Tanah Lot. From other parts of Bali the Denpasar−Gilimanuk road near Kediri connects to the destination. Tour buses are the primary form of transit to the area and around Tanah Lot itself, there are limited transportation options. There is a car park available for personal vehicles.
Dang Hyang Nirartha is considered the founder of the historic structure, dating back to the 16th century. The shrine on the rock was established to pay homage to the revered Balinese gods.