Tanah Lot-Bali

We rented boats to take us out for a sunrise boat ride on our last day.
sunrise boat ride, bali
sunrise boat ride, bali
sunrise boat ride, bali
sunrise boat ride, bali
It was the perfect view of Agung Volcano
sunrise boat ride, bali
sunrise boat ride, bali
sunrise boat ride, bali
sunrise boat ride, bali

Our second hotel that we stayed at with a full breakfast served in the alcove to the left. It was a scuba diver’s paradise with full service scuba training center and just a short walk to the beach for a dive.

Tanah Lot is claimed to be the work of the 15th century priest Nirartha. During his travels along the south coast he saw the rock-island’s beautiful setting and rested there. Some fishermen saw him, and bought him gifts. Nirartha then spent the night on the little island. Later he spoke to the fishermen and told them to build a shrine on the rock for he felt it to be a holy place to worship the balinese sea gods.

The Tanah Lot Temple was built and has been a part of balinese mythology for centuries. The temple is one of seven sea temples around the Balinese coast. Each of the sea temples were established within eyesight of the next to form a chain along the south-western coast.
At the base of the rocky island, poisonous sea snakes are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders. A giant snake supposedly protects the temple, which was created from Nirartha’s scarf when he established the island.

tanah lot, bali
At high tide you cannot see the strip of land connecting it to the mainland. It looks as though it is sitting in the middle of the water. 
tanah lot, bali
tanah lot, bali

 Pura Batu Balong, another temple in the same area. both temples are within eyesight of each other.

tanah lot, bali

tanah lot, bali

tanah lot, bali