Pura Tanah Lot ( Litteraly: Tanah Lot Temple) is the most popular temple in Bali. A rock formation off the Indonesian Bali island, which has been taken millions of times in photographs. The temple was created during the 15th century by a priest Nirartha (an Hindou Traveler). The priest asked the local fishermen to make this rock a holy place for the Balinese sea gods. So they built a shrine on the rock and started to present offerings to the priest.
Throughout the centuries the Tanah Lot temple have been a part of the Balinese mythology. Today, sea snakes are believed to be the guardians of the offshore island directly issued from the Nirartha’s scarf.
Today, Tanah Lot is a holy, touristic area. Many shops and restaurants offer you souvenirs or fresh drinks before and after reaching the holy rock. There is also an area entrance fee of 10,000 rupiahs per person. You cannot access the holy rock directly, but it’s a wonderful site to see. We advise you to walk around the area, which is very quiet and beautiful.