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
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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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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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  • traveltotelltales
    Singapore, Singapore121 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Majestic Temple
    Tanah lot is a must-see temple in Bali itinerary. Ideally people visit the temple in the evening to catch sunset. But irrespective of the weather and sun conditions, the temple looks majestic sitting atop a black rock cliff with sea waves crashing the shoreline.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 28, 2023
  • Shailesh Dheman
    New Delhi, India400 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Picturesque Views
    Tanah Lot temple is dedicated to Sea God & definitely a good place to watch sun set. No monkey menace here in comparison to Uluwatu temple - so people enjoy visiting the place in peace. We wanted to visit top of the temple for better view. The approach is through winding staircase. For climbing stairs, one needs to offer prayers & donation (10 K per person), but to our dismay, after climbing 20 odd steps, we found gates are locked - and no one informs you about this. So avoid falling in trap of local priests to pay for climbing up. There’s a cafeteria towards west side of the temple which offers awesome view of Indian Ocean overlooking a beautifully maintained garden. If you want good pics, go early as it is very crowded all day.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 6, 2023
  • You Only Live Once
    High Wycombe, United Kingdom567 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tanah Lot
    A truly stunning setting for this unique old temple. Even in the rain this was a beautiful sight and had it not been such inclement weather we most definitely would have stayed longer to admire this beautiful place. Lovely coastline on either side of the temple make it a fantastic photo opportunity too. Negatives are that the place is incredibly busy, even in the rain, so you could find yourself in a queue, or a crowd instead of being able to find space to appreciate the really stunning setting. Well worth a visit.
    Visited January 2023
    Written March 12, 2023
  • worldnomad_01
    Los Angeles, California1,634 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing location
    Located about 30 Km away from Denpasar, Tanah Lot Temple was purportedly built in the 16th century, in the honor of the Hindu sea god Baruna. The temple itself is relatively difficult to visit, as it is located on a rock formation about 300 meters from the shore and is accessible by foot only on low tide. As others have mentioned, even you are able to make it to the temple, chances are you find it closed. However, there are a few small open restaurants on the cliff west of the temple, which offer wonderful views of the temple itself and the surrounding ocean. It is one of the important Balinese temples, has an amazing location and is very much worth a visit.
    Visited January 2023
    Written March 14, 2023
  • Jessi-leigh B
    Brisbane, Australia676 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely spot to visit but was extremely busy
    Lovely spot to visit, this was my second time coming here, overall was great to show family around, the stalls selling items along the entrance way has changed dramatically since prior covid and temple was lovely to view again. Was extremely busy with tour groups who pushed and shoved us, not caring that we were trying to take photos. Would recommend coming here but be prepared for crowding
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written March 20, 2023
  • genibre69
    London, United Kingdom3,405 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous place to see- not very crowded on Monday night
    Absolutely beautiful and peaceful setting, especially at sunset when it’s famous to go. Plenty of space to see the view with restaurants lining the scenic point. 60k entrance fee so steep price, but worth it. Even more peaceful in the morning with the lack of tourists. There’s a lovely and sad-looking medium size white dog walking around: please help in feeding it and encouraging locals to take it the vet! It’s a bit thin. 🙁
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 9, 2023
  • Jonofromcas
    Castleford, United Kingdom1,435 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 28, 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
    Traveled with family
    Written July 2, 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
    Traveled solo
    Written July 4, 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
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 4, 2023
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J E M
Portsmouth, UK10 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 February 28, 2024
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Darren L
Queenstown, MD786 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 February 25, 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 February 25, 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 February 24, 2024
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Dika Bali Tour
Bali, Indonesia19 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 February 20, 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 February 13, 2024
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Ιωαννης
London, UK145 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
It's not the first time I come, but it's one of the most visited temples in Bali (it's a photo spot), you will lucky when not to meet too many people( top), when we were done visiting, 68 busloads of students arrived, you can imagine what happened. Its outdoor market is very good, as are the cafes it has, now to visit the Temple you have to be lucky...
Written February 8, 2024
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Kevin S
Southampton, UK388 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Worth a visit even if you will may not be able to walk up into the temple on the rock. The whole thing is a spectacular breathtaking sight. The area is a wonderful walk that can be enjoyed.
Written January 29, 2024
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Jim
106 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
In term of the view, Tanah Lot is a high light on the west side of Bali. As of Jan. 2024, there is an entrance fee of IDR 75,000 per adult (and IDR 40,000 per children) to visit the temple site and the view of the coastline. The view is magnificent, and is worthy of the entrance fee for the tourist.
Be advised that the actual Tanah Lot temple can only be visited during low tide. You may want to check the tide timeline if you are interested to visit the temple. You may also need to trek through sea water to reach the Tanah Lot temple, so be sure to wear short pants and be able to remove your shoes and socks. There are local business people around the access point of the Tanah Lot temple to help you trek through the sea water with a fee.
However, what is bothersome is that there are street hustlers all over the place around the Tanah Lot, which significantly degrade the tourist experience. For example, there are no free toilets in the Tanah Lot area, which is a significant deviate from the norm of Bali (when entrance fee is charged, normally the facility will provide free toilets and garbage collection). Instead, all toilets are behind small businesses, which either want to charge you an additional fee to use the toilet, or require you to purchase their merchandise. This experience significantly degrades the visiting experience of Tanah Lot.
Written January 28, 2024
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STEVEB0761
LEIGHTONBUZZARD18 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We travelled by the Bali equivalent to uba, “grab”
Which is one of the cheapest forms of transport
It was about an hour each way.
Nothing particular to look at on the way. A few very small rice fields.
We then had to pay an entrance fee in cash only.
Luckily our grab driver subsidised us and we stopped at an ATM on way back to pay him.
You can only access the temple via lots of steps and then paddling through the sea.
Once on the island you can’t see or view the Temple because it’s all cordoned off.
This trip was a waste of time and money.
Don’t bother going !
Written January 24, 2024
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