The tourist attraction of Tanah Lot is famous for its spectacular view and for the cultural practices that take place here that are unique in the world. The of Tanah Lot is dominated by the the beautiful stepped rice fields, coconut trees and surrounding rain forest. The farming culture of Bali and the natural setting of the temple are closely tied in with Balinese Hinduism.
Everywhere you go on Bali, you will see Hindu temples and the lifestyle of the Balinese people are strongly tied in with their religion. This is why Bali is known as the Island of the Gods, The Island of a Thousand Temples and Paradise Island. “The area Tanah Lot is also a sacred area with many temples. These sacred places emit a positive aura that makes everyone who visits feel clam and peaceful” said Operations Manager of Tanah Lot, I Ketut Toya Adnyana.
Tanah Lot is one of Bali’s most important ‘sea temples’ and is built atop a massive rock just off the coast. This temple was built by one of the last priests to come to Bali from Java in the 16th century and of many the rituals that are performed here pay homage to the guardian of the sea. The Poisonous snakes that reside at the base of the temples rock island are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders.
Tanah Lot has a lively history and is still revered as a sacred area. The beach often fills up with brightly clad Balinese Hindus honoring auspicious days with various different ceremonies. This is also a great place to watch the sunrise, -especially from Enjung Galuh and Sunset Terrace, though sunset is also a good time to visit as the evening sun casts the temple in silhouette. Some people also enjoy surfing here. Tanah Lot is very tourist-friendly with a number of high quality facilities in the area.
Source : www.bali-travelnews.com/