Temples Tanah Lot and Batu Balong, Bali

The most Popular Must See Ancient Hindu Temple of Indonesia

Not just another great Instagram moment, Pura Tanah Lot on the famous rock formation of the same name (Tanah Lot) and Batu Balong are something you do not want to miss if visiting Bali. It is a perfect blend of history, culture and beauty.

We hopped on our rented Motorbike and took the scenic 10 km (1/2 hour) drive from Sleepy Gecko Guest House in Canggu to the unforgettable park.  Although it is not called a park, the setting is indeed a huge park area.

Also known as the floating temple, Pura Tanah Lot is a holy place where Hindus worship the Balinese sea gods and is protected by venomous sea snakes, or so the story goes.

The entrance fee is 60,000 IDR / €3.60 / US$4.40 per person and includes parking.  After finding a parking spot in the motorbike designated area, we came to a second entrance where you show your ticket.

From there, you basically walk through a small “town” which is blocks of souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants before finally getting to the park setting.

Cement walkways allow easy access along the cliffs above the sea.  To the right is Batu Balong Temple and to the left is Pura Tanah Lot Temple.  Lots of people are sitting on the grassy areas with shade trees, or on the many benches placed throughout.  A huge Gazebo like building further up the hill allows for some great views and shade.

Getting to the temples was not as smooth of a walk, but certainly worth it, even with the pressing heat and the pushy tourists.

Tips:  Dress respectfully, take sunscreen and wear sturdy shoes.

Opening Hours:  7 days a week from 7 am to 7 pm.

Get There:

Other Canggu Links of Possible Interest:
….⇒ Stay: Sleepy Gecko Guest House
    …..→Eat: Breakers Tavern 
    …..→Eat: La Pan Nam Warung Restaurant
    …..→Eat: My Wahrung
    …..→Eat: Wahrung D’ Pererenan
 …..→Drink: Where to Drink / Happy Hour
…..⇒ Do: Top Fun Things to Do 

Location:  Asia > SouthEast Asia > Indonesia > Bali Island > South Coast > Kutu Utara > Canggu > Beraban > Kediri > Tabanan > Tanah Lot > Pura Tanah Lot

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Diane Misol

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