Bedugul Tanah Lot Tour
If the water level is high (normally only during the rainy season) it gives the illusion that this 17th century temple is ‘floating’ on the lake.
Continue to the village of Asah Gobleg for fine views of Lake Buyan and Lake Tamblingan (weather permitting), before heading to Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest. This small forest is populated with giant nutmeg trees and
home to hundreds of macaque monkeys (*). Spend a while observing their characteristics and mannerisms before heading south to the island’s most famous temple complex at Tanah Lot.
With its spectacular location, Tanah Lot is an integral part of Balinese mythology and one of seven sea temples that are said to form a ‘chain’ around the island. The temple is only accessible at low tide but despite its offshore location in the Indian Ocean, it features a fresh water spring at its base which is said to contain holy water. As a result the temple is extremely sacred and Balinese visit from all over the island to drink the water and splash it over their bodies in order to cleanse themselves of any bad spirits.
The temple’s inner sanctum is located on top of the rocky outcrop and only accessible to Balinese Hindus. You will arrive in time for sunset when photographic opportunities abound.