Waves remain faithful in Tanah Lot

Two temples are located above the boulder as if calling from a distance, only the waves reply. A temple is located in the upper crust and the other breakaway temple on a cliff jutting into the sea similar to Pura Uluwatu.

Pura Tanah Lot temple is part of the Dang Kahyangan Balinese shrine to worship the gods of the sea guard.

This temple was built by a Brahmin who wander from Java, Danghyang Nirartha, Hindu ascetics who managed to strengthen confidence in the teachings of Hindu population and build Sad Kahyangan on the 16th century. Tanah Lot is located in the Beraban Village, Kediri, Tabanan, about 13 km west of Tabanan.

The Pura become the place of Balinese Hindus prayer, now grown to six temples located in an area of ​​3600 m2, strengthens aura while watching sunset, the more fascinating because it stands on a large rock with a charming waves.

Travelers will not miss this opportunity, per day of foreign and domestic tourists visit can be more than 1,000 people. Entrance into the temple pay Rp 10,000 per adult domestic and Rp 7,500 for children. While tickets to foreign tourists is different, which is Rp 30,000 per person and $ 15,000 for the children.

Kecak dance will enliven the atmosphere, in the distance the sun left the sky splashed purple orange light that invites admiration of tourists who were there.

The beautiful festive dance performances of Balinese art created in the 1930s and played mainly by men, performed by many (tens or more) male dancers who sit in a circle and line up with a certain rhythm called "cak" and raised both arms, depicting the Ramayana as the line of monkeys helps Rama against Ravana. An ancient timeless legend.

And Tanah Lot is still standing upright to keep the sea and shore, faithful until to this day.

(Source wikipedia, A Sulistyowati /Images Rakhmad Hidayat - MPPI)


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