Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tanah Lot Temple, Bali

The first stop on our itinerary was the iconic Tanah Lot temple which was a 10-minute walk away from our resort. Tanah Lot is a must-visit for every tourist to Bali. It is unique because during high-tide the Tanah Lot temple can be seen perched majestically on a rock in the Indian Ocean, but during low-tide you can actually walk to the temple. I’m told there are poisonous sea-snakes in the waters beneath the temple which adds to its enchantment. It was high-tide during our visit in the morning, so we had to just admire it from afar. We spent a couple of hours at Tanah Lot just immersing ourselves in the beauty of its surroundings. Tanah Lot has a kind of peacefulness that flows over you. It’s the perfect place to just sit down and meditate! Oh … for yoga buffs, the Le Meridien Golf & Spa Resort is also a great place to enjoy this activity! On the cliff adjacent to the temple we could see surfers riding the waves down below. How exciting! On the way into the temple we had passed by rows of shops along the street. So, in true tradition, we did a spot of shopping on our way back. Our daughter got up close and personal with a huge live bat in one of the shops. There are many souvenirs and trinkets and the usual t-shirts in the shops. Some of the souvenirs are quite unique. We bought lots of pencils with animal wood carvings for our daughter’s friends back home. These were very colorful and the kids were very pleased when it was distributed on our return.

2 comments:

talot said...

Thanks for article about Tanah Lot bali.


Visit : http://www.tanahlot.net

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