Temple at Tanah Lot, Bali

Temple at Tanah Lot, Bali

Temple at Tanah Lot, Bali


Taken on: 17th October, 2009. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See cheuleng's page of Flickr

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Tanah Lot is the "must see temple" for most visitors to Bali and this becomes disappointingly obvious when you arrive at the toll booth to the car park. Surrounding the car park are hundreds of food and drink stalls as is common at many of the important temples in Bali as they serve mainly local clientele.

But step beyond these stalls and you feel as if you are stepping back into Kuta with masses of commercialised shops selling everything from fake Ralph Lauren to Crocs. There is also a line of art and craft shops selling tacky souvenirs which you are mandatorily funnelled past despite it being the indirect route to the temple.

After surviving the shopping onslaught, you are greeted by the temple itself, perched on a rock surrounded by the ocean. Those with visions of grandiosity will sadly leave wondering what all the fuss was about as there are many more visually appealing temples in Bali. ... Read our complete Tanah Lot travel guide

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