Tanah Lot Temple is one of Bali’s most important landmarks. Tanah Lot means “land in sea”, and is the most visited and photographed temple in Bali. We went there in the morning and had the place almost for our selves.

Hedvig and I got up really early one morning and took the scooter to Tanah Lot. Some 20 kilometers from Canggu, it only took us about 30 minutes to get there.

Parked the scooter, and paid approximately 100.000 rupiah to get into the whole area. I can understand why. The whole place is held beautifully cleaned. There are basically two temples worth while visiting. One is off course the most important one; Tanah Lot. But the other one, Pura Batu Bolong, is also worth while a visit.


I was allowed to shoot some video with my DJI Mavic Pro drone. They do allow you to fly with your drone, but will charge you 500.000 rupiah for it. I had one go. One take. One chance to film the temple, and was mostly interested to have a view from the outside and in.


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Hedvig overlooking the beautiful Tanah Lot temple.


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Hedvig standing in the middle of the magnificent entrance leading down to Tanah Lot temple.


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Pura Batu Bolong is a much smaller temple, but sits beautifully on a rock. Unfortunately is was closed for visitors during our visit.


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Here, but not closer.


Come early. Or really late. As we where about to leave, the busses was arriving with hundreds of  tourists eager to take their pictures and selfies of Tanah Lot. We arrived just after 7 am, and was out again an hour later.

You can read more about Tanah Lot temple here.