Friday, July 26, 2013

Tanah Lot Temple

Tanah Lot sunset tours are heavily promoted in all tourist areas. The temple perched on a little rocky islet, look superb whether delicately lit by the dawn light or starkly outlined at sunset. But can it ever live up to the hyper. For the Balinese, Tanah Lot is one of the important and venerated sea temples. Like Pura Uluwatu, at the southern end of the island. The name of Tanah Lot Temple in tourism bibliography about Bali almost never absent. The name Tanah Lot is probably from “Tanah laut “ means land in the sea. It is the fact that the strong sea abrasion has separated the temple area with Bali mainland, so it looks that the temple nest on a small speck of rock building up on the ocean. Despite the fact that strong hit of sea wave but the site is still standing while the whole sides have disappeared by the raged waves of hundreds of year. No historical record is found so far to construct the history of the temple. Scripture of Dang Hyang Nirarta had visited the temple and asked the people around the area to build shire. While the priest also educates the fishermen there in making fish trap. The temples as a whole is dedicated to the God of the sea. Fishermen pray to get fish and prosperity.

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