Tanahlot Tour – Bali Half Day Tour
HALF DAY TANAH LOT TOUR
Half day Tanah Lot Tour will start by visiting Taman Ayun, a beatiful temple strategically located beside major roadway between Denpasar to Singaraja. Continue to visit the Alas Kedaton Temple ,Balinese temple amidst a small forest inhabitated by monkey and then the last destination is Tanah Lot, an ancient Balinese shrine perched on top of a rock amidst crashing wave of the sea to enjoy a dramatic view of sunset. Below are short description places of interest included in this tour program.
A beatiful temple strategically located beside major roadway between Denpasar to Singaraja, in Mengwi village, Badung regency, around 18 km northwest of Denpasar. Taman Ayun Temple was built by Mengwi King, I Gusti Agung Putu in the year 1634. It has beatiful wide garden landscape and surrounded by big fish pond as if the drifting temple. In addition to its beauty, this temple is also considered to have historical values which made the regional Bali government proposed to UNESCO in 2002 to include in World Heritage list.Taman Ayun Temple complex is 100 meters in length and 250 meters in width. The complex comprises an outer court and three inner courts. The inner courts, sided with stone fences, have different elevations, and the inner most is the highest one. The outer court Taman Ayun Temple, also known as Jaba, is situated at the outer side of the pool. There is a bridge over the pool to connect the outer court to the inner ones. At the end of the bridge, on the inner court side, there is a Bentar gate followed by a pathway leading to the inner courts. There are two giant statues at each end of the bridge. The second and third terraces are slightly higher than the first. To enter, visitors must go through a second gate where a shelter called Bale Pengubengan greets them with ornamental features that depict the nine Hindu gods that guard the nine points of the compass, referred to as Dewata Nawa Sanga. East of this court is a small temple called Pura Dalem Bekak, while in its western corner is an eight metre-high wooden bell tower known to locals as ‘Bale Kulkul’. A climb up will reveal two hanging rectangular wooden bells, plus a high and spectacular view of the whole complex. Each Kliwon Tuesday of Wuku Medangsia in Balinese calendar, Piodalan (ceremony) is held in this temple to celebrate the temple’s anniversary.
Alas Kedaton or Alas Kedaton Monkeys Forest is a unique small forest located in the middle of rice field and dwelt by the group of monkeys. Your visit to the place can be unforgettable moment because the main attractions here are monkeys and temples. In this place, you can visit one place that called Pura Kedaton or Kedaton Temple as well. There are approximately 400 monkeys permanently resided here. There are also some big bats hanging and sleeping on the trees. Alas Kedaton is located at Kukuh Village, Marga sub-district, Tabanan City, Bali, Indonesia. The location is around four km from the city.
The area around Alas Kedaton is believed having magical power. That is why local resident doesn’t have courage to destroy anything around the forest. That magic power has been protecting the area from irresponsible person.
Pura Kedaton itself has four gates, i.e. at the west as the main gate, at the north, east, and south. Each gate directs you to the middle spot. One of uniqueness of Alas Kedaton Temple is that the temple has a yard and nominated as the most sacred place because it located at the lower place than the yard in the middle and outer.The monkeys that live in the temple are also sacred animal and they are free to play around the temple. You may curious to know why there are so many monkeys in the temple. According to the story that is told by local residents, they believe that those monkeys are the messenger of Gods and therefore, they don’t disturb and kill them. A sacred ceremony name as Piodalan Bali is held in this temple on Tuesday (Anggara Kasih) or 20 days after Galungan Ceremony. It started from noon and must be finished before sunset. In front of Alas Kedaton temple there are many shops souvenir as well as local food and beverage.
TANAH LOT TEMPLE
Tanah Lot Temple is an ancient Balinese shrine perched on top of an outcrop amidst constantly crashing waves and one of the Bali’s icons that should not be missed for it’s dramatic sunset view.It is said that Pura Tanah Lot has been built on the recommendation of an important Hindu priest Danghyang Nirartha in the 16th century, who has shaped Bali's Hinduism and religious architecture for the centuries to come. Located in Beraban Village, Tabanan regency, Tanah Lot is a very important site for pilgrimages and plays an important role in Balinese spiritualism and mythology. This is an extremely popular tourist destination and the whole area is often busy, especially in the late afternoons before the sunset. The area between the car park and the beach adjacent to the temple is amaze of souvenir shops selling just about every Balinese trinket imaginable.
Once you have fought your way through the souvenir vendors to the beach, you will see the magnificent temple perched on a rock just a few meters offshore. There is a footpath to the raised cliff area just to the south from where the views of the temple and the sunset behind it are outstanding. Most people stay around one hour. During high tide, the rock is completely surrounded by water. Best time to visit is during low tide (afternoon / evening) which allows you to get very near, watch the holy snake in the cave of rock base and take some amazing pictures at the shore and from the coastline.
14.00 – Hotel pick up
15.30 – Visit Taman Ayun Temple
16.30 – Visit Alas Kedaton
17.30 – Visit Tanah Lot Temple
19.00 – Back to hotel
Tour fare :
IDR. 500.000/car ( 1 till 6 person included)
IDR. 950.000/minibus ( 1 till 12 person included)
IDR. 1.300.000/minibus ( 1 till 17 person included)
IDR. 2.200.000/bus ( 1 till 30 person included)
Inclusion : Private AC Coach / Minibus / Bus + Petrol + English Speaking Driver
Exclude : Entrance fees, Food and drinks, Personal expenses
Area Covered for Pick Up :
Legian, Kuta, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Sanur, Ubud, Canggu, Benoa Harbour, Airport.
- The price inclusive of Government tax
- The tour is Private Tours, not sharing with other participants.
- The Tour will be guided by English Speaking Driver
- Tour Guide is available upon request with additional guide fee.