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    Pura Tanah Lot: Panoramic View

    by machomikemd Written Feb 6, 2014

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    this will be my panoramic view pictures of Tanah Lot using my samsung galaxy note 3 and Iphone 5 smart phones.

    Pura Tanah Lot is one of the 9 directional temples around bali but is the most famous and most visited temple of all of Bali. the temple was built in the 15th century by a famous Hindu Sage from Java called Dang Hyang Dwi Jendra, also known as Nirartha as he saw the beautiful rocks in this part of bali and instructed the locals to built a temple dedicated to the sea gods.

    the temple is a small part of the huge tanah lot complex and there are 6 separate temples around the complex and tons of souvenir shops and restaurants. entrance to the main temple is restricte to local devotees only.

    according to wikipedia:

    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. However, the temple had significant Hindu influence.

    At the base of the rocky island, poisonous sea snakes are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders. A giant snake purportedly protects the temple, which was created from Nirartha's scarf when he established the island.

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    Tanah Lot Complex: Sunset View

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    this will be my pictures of the sunset view of the other places in the Tanah Lot Complex.

    Pura Tanah Lot is one of the 9 directional temples around bali but is the most famous and most visited temple of all of Bali. the temple was built in the 15th century by a famous Hindu Sage from Java called Dang Hyang Dwi Jendra, also known as Nirartha as he saw the beautiful rocks in this part of bali and instructed the locals to built a temple dedicated to the sea gods.

    the temple is a small part of the huge tanah lot complex and there are 6 separate temples around the complex and tons of souvenir shops and restaurants. entrance to the main temple is restricte to local devotees only.

    according to wikipedia:

    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. However, the temple had significant Hindu influence.

    At the base of the rocky island, poisonous sea snakes are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders. A giant snake purportedly protects the temple, which was created from Nirartha's scarf when he established the island.

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    Pura Tanah Lot: Sunset View

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    why, this is why most tourists go to the Tanah Lot temple, to watch the beutiful balinese sunset facing the tanah lot temple as a back drop and is even seen in post cards.

    Pura Tanah Lot is one of the 9 directional temples around bali but is the most famous and most visited temple of all of Bali. the temple was built in the 15th century by a famous Hindu Sage from Java called Dang Hyang Dwi Jendra, also known as Nirartha as he saw the beautiful rocks in this part of bali and instructed the locals to built a temple dedicated to the sea gods.

    the temple is a small part of the huge tanah lot complex and there are 6 separate temples around the complex and tons of souvenir shops and restaurants. entrance to the main temple is restricte to local devotees only.

    according to wikipedia:

    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. However, the temple had significant Hindu influence.

    At the base of the rocky island, poisonous sea snakes are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders. A giant snake purportedly protects the temple, which was created from Nirartha's scarf when he established the island.

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    Pura Tanah Lot: optical zoom close up view

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    since tourists are not allowed entrty to the main temple complex as the stone steps going to the main temple complex in the sea front is close, you need your pwerful optical zoom cameras to view part of the inside of the temple and this is my pictures of it.

    Pura Tanah Lot is one of the 9 directional temples around bali but is the most famous and most visited temple of all of Bali. the temple was built in the 15th century by a famous Hindu Sage from Java called Dang Hyang Dwi Jendra, also known as Nirartha as he saw the beautiful rocks in this part of bali and instructed the locals to built a temple dedicated to the sea gods.

    the temple is a small part of the huge tanah lot complex and there are 6 separate temples around the complex and tons of souvenir shops and restaurants. entrance to the main temple is restricte to local devotees only.

    according to wikipedia:

    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. However, the temple had significant Hindu influence.

    At the base of the rocky island, poisonous sea snakes are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders. A giant snake purportedly protects the temple, which was created from Nirartha's scarf when he established the island.

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    Pura Tanah Lot

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    Pura Tanah Lot is one of the 9 directional temples around bali but is the most famous and most visited temple of all of Bali. the temple was built in the 15th century by a famous Hindu Sage from Java called Dang Hyang Dwi Jendra, also known as Nirartha as he saw the beautiful rocks in this part of bali and instructed the locals to built a temple dedicated to the sea gods.

    the temple is a small part of the huge tanah lot complex and there are 6 separate temples around the complex and tons of souvenir shops and restaurants. entrance to the main temple is restricte to local devotees only.

    according to wikipedia:

    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. However, the temple had significant Hindu influence.

    At the base of the rocky island, poisonous sea snakes are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders. A giant snake purportedly protects the temple, which was created from Nirartha's scarf when he established the island.

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    Sea Snake Cave

    by machomikemd Written Feb 6, 2014

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    at the front of the Tanah Lot Temple, just a few meters from the beach is a small cave that is populated by poisonous sea snakes and it acts as a mini shrine that locals believe that the sea snakes guard the temple and that local hindu priests bless people going to the sea snake cave as they are considered guardians of the temple. tourists can also go to the sea snake cave as access to the main temple is not allowed for non balinese hindu people.

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    Walk Around the Tanah Lot Complex

    by machomikemd Written Feb 5, 2014
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    like what i've said, the Tanah Lot Complex is large and there are other things to see than the Main Pura Tanah Lot as it has 6 other temples scatterd around the complex that you can visit if you have the time or willing to walk. besides the temples, the complex also has shops, restaurants, gardens, the Tri Antaka Monument and a lot more. Pura tanah lot is the most famous temple in Bali for tourists. but the temple only occupies a small part of the Tanah Lot Complex as the huge complex in Beraban Village in Kediri town, Tabanan Regency.

    opens: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday

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    Batu Bolong Temple

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    in one of the entrances to the tanah lot complex, there is a small temple located on a cliffside with views of the isolated beach and coves and lots of surfer dudes, that temple is called Batu Bolong. the temple is located about 100 meters in the west side of Enjung Galuh Temple and is further away from the main Tanah Lot Temple. the temple is dedicated to the God of holiness and the temple got it's name as it is located in a big rock (batu) with a hollowed holed (bolong). again, only locals can enter the temple but you can take pictures and videos around it.

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    Enjung Galung Temple

    by machomikemd Written Feb 5, 2014
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    like what i've said, Tanah Lot Temple is not the only temple in the huge Tanah Lot Complex, there are other hindu temples lying near and far from it, all located in the Tanah Lot Complex and one of the first you can find is the Enjung Galong Temple, which is a small temple at the cliffside just across the cliffside facing Tanah Lot. Enjung Galuh Temple was built to pray for the Goddess of prosperity “Dewi Sri” as the power (Shakti) of “Dewa Wisnu” (God Manifestation as The Protector) and you can take pictures outside as only the local Hindu Devotees as allowed entry inside.

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    Finding a Vantage Point to view Tanah Lot

    by machomikemd Updated Feb 5, 2014
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    being the prime tourist destination among the temples of Bali and being located a few meters from the shore and having rocky and slippery beachfront around it, the hordes of tourists try to fit into every nook and cranny and rocks and try to jostle for position for the best view of watching sunset at the Tanah Lot Temple and some even wade along the sea going to the entrance to the temple and get wet just to get a glimpse. but the best way is to hike to the cliffside area, where there are many cliffiside restaurants offering panoramic views of the Tanah Lot temple and the sunset and these restaurants not that that expensive as you only need to order drinks to get a nice position to view the sunset. (i will have separate pictures of the tanah lot sunset at the cliffiside area).

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    Jatiluwih Rice Terraces

    by machomikemd Written Feb 5, 2014
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    as most tour bus and private van packaged tours on a full day tour with stops at bedugul include a lunch stop at the town of Pacung along the JL Raya Baturiti Road, you can have a spectacular view of the rice terraces of Jatiluwih Village along the the mountain slopes of Mount Batukari while you eat lunch. you can go to Jatiluwih Rice Terraces if you want but if you have a powerful zoom camera like us, then you just press the optical ultra zoom botton and viola, you can take a picture of one of the famed rice terraces of Bali. the other touristy rice terraces are in Tegelalang in the Tampak Siring area. After the Bedugul, tours now go to Alas Kedaton Monkey forest and Tanah Lot Temple Complex for the Sunset. Jatiliwuh, Alas Kedaton and Tanah Lot are part of the Tabanan Regency of Bali.

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    Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Golf Club and Resort

    by machomikemd Written Feb 5, 2014

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    if you want to be in luxury while visiting Tanah Lot Temple Complex and lie in walking distance of the famous temple complex, you can stay at the Pan Pacific Nirwana Golf Club Resort just beside the complex. the resort has an 18 hole golf course designed by the famous Aussie Golfer "the shark" Greg Norman" and the golf course have panoramic views of the temple complex among the cliffs but staying in this lux resort means far from the action in Kuta, Legian and Seminyak. The luxe hotels in this complex starts at 140 US Dollars and up and is ideal for staycations.

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    Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest: Monkey Temple

    by machomikemd Written Feb 4, 2014
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    monkeys are also adored in the Hindu religion as the monkey king hanuman is a great ally of Rama in the Ramayana and as such, the monkey forests in Bali like here in Alas Kedaton has a monkey temple dedicated to Hanuman, the monkey king and the temple is situated in the middle of the monkey forest.

    Alas Kedaton Monkey forest is a favorite stop for tourists going on a tanah lot sunset watching tour coming from a bedugul tour as it is one of the three largest monkey forest in Bali, the other two being the Sangil Monnkey Forest, also located in Tabanan Regency and the Ubud Mionkey forest, located at Gianyar Regency. If you don't have time to go to the other monkey forest, then you can go to Alas Kedaton as it is near going to Tanah Lot, about 12 kilometers or a 15 minute drive away.

    Alas Kedaton has about 12 hectares of rainforest and there are four entrances to the huge complex and the ticket for admission is 15,000 rupiah for adults and 7,500 rupiah for children. the complex has many macaque monkeys that acts as guardians of the forest and you can even feed these monkeys as they are tame and there are also lots of souvenir shops around and a large hindu monkey temple dedicated to the monkey god and they also have giant fruit bats along the complex of which you can take pictures of and pose with them and even live fruit bats and monkey shows at certain times and even a snake picture taking.

    if you are in a private van tour package, the admission ticket is included in the tour price.
    opens: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday

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    Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest: Fruit Bats

    by machomikemd Written Feb 4, 2014
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    besides the macaque monkeys, the other attraction of the Alas Kedaton Monkey forest are the large fruit bats of which all are domesticated and tame and many have necklaces as a means of identification by the park guides and you can see them lying upside down along the tree branches in the monkey forest and you can even have a picture taken with them at a price of 60,000 rupiah.

    Alas Kedaton Monkey forest is a favorite stop for tourists going on a tanah lot sunset watching tour coming from a bedugul tour as it is one of the three largest monkey forest in Bali, the other two being the Sangil Monnkey Forest, also located in Tabanan Regency and the Ubud Mionkey forest, located at Gianyar Regency. If you don't have time to go to the other monkey forest, then you can go to Alas Kedaton as it is near going to Tanah Lot, about 12 kilometers or a 15 minute drive away.

    Alas Kedaton has about 12 hectares of rainforest and there are four entrances to the huge complex and the ticket for admission is 15,000 rupiah for adults and 7,500 rupiah for children. the complex has many macaque monkeys that acts as guardians of the forest and you can even feed these monkeys as they are tame and there are also lots of souvenir shops around and a large hindu monkey temple dedicated to the monkey god and they also have giant fruit bats along the complex of which you can take pictures of and pose with them and even live fruit bats and monkey shows at certain times and even a snake picture taking.

    if you are in a private van tour package, the admission ticket is included in the tour price.
    opens: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday

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    Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest: Monkeys

    by machomikemd Written Feb 4, 2014
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    there are lots of monkeys at the alas kedaton monkey forest and they are quite tame and follow the instructions of the park guides and don't steal stuff from tourists unlike the monkeys in other areas like uluwatu or ubud.

    Alas Kedaton Monkey forest is a favorite stop for tourists going on a tanah lot sunset watching tour coming from a bedugul tour as it is one of the three largest monkey forest in Bali, the other two being the Sangil Monnkey Forest, also located in Tabanan Regency and the Ubud Mionkey forest, located at Gianyar Regency. If you don't have time to go to the other monkey forest, then you can go to Alas Kedaton as it is near going to Tanah Lot, about 12 kilometers or a 15 minute drive away.

    Alas Kedaton has about 12 hectares of rainforest and there are four entrances to the huge complex and the ticket for admission is 15,000 rupiah for adults and 7,500 rupiah for children. the complex has many macaque monkeys that acts as guardians of the forest and you can even feed these monkeys as they are tame and there are also lots of souvenir shops around and a large hindu monkey temple dedicated to the monkey god and they also have giant fruit bats along the complex of which you can take pictures of and pose with them and even live fruit bats and monkey shows at certain times and even a snake picture taking.

    if you are in a private van tour package, the admission ticket is included in the tour price.
    opens: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday

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