Tanah Lot - Uluwatu Tours
In this tour we will visit the two temples located in the western and southern coast of Bali. Pura Tanah lot is located in Tabanan regency, western part of Bali island. This temple is located in the middle of the sea on a small island and Uluwatu temple is located at the edge of southern Bali island. This temple stands at the edge of a cliff and there are many monkeys around the temple, so take care with your stuff. In Uluwatu you can see beautiful sunset and watching Kecak dance performance at stage. More information click titles below :
Tanah Lot means "Land [in the] Sea" in the Balinese language. Located in Tabanan, about 20 kilometres from Denpasar, the temple sits on a large offshore rock which has been shaped continuously over the years by the ocean tide.
Tanah Lot is claimed to be the work of the 16th-century Dang Hyang Nirartha. During his travels along the south coast he saw the rock-island's beautiful setting and rested there. Some fishermen saw him, and bought him gifts. Nirartha then spent the night on the little island. Later he spoke to the fishermen and told them to build a shrine on the rock, for he felt it to be a holy place to worship the Balinese sea gods. The main deity of the temple is Dewa Baruna or Bhatara Segara, who is the sea god or sea power and these days, Nirartha is also worshipped here.
The Tanah Lot temple was built and has been a part of Balinese mythology for centuries. The temple is one of seven sea temples around the Balinese coast. Each of the sea temples was established within eyesight of the next to form a chain along the south-western coast. In addition to Balinese mythology, the temple was significantly influenced by Hinduism.
At the base of the rocky island, venomous sea snakes are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders. The temple is purportedly protected by a giant snake, which was created from Nirartha's selendang (a type of sash) when he established the island.
Uluwatu temple is a hindu Balinese temple located in the village of Pecatu, Kuta District, Badung.
The temple, located on the southwestern tip of the island of Bali on top of a ridge of steep and high rocks and jutting into the sea is a Sad Kayangan Temple that is believed by Hindus as a buffer of 9 winds. This temple was originally used as a place to worship a holy priest from the 11th century named Empu Kuturan. He lowered the teachings of Desa Adat with all its rules.
This temple is also used to worship the next holy priest, Dang Hyang Nirartha, who came to Bali at the end of 1550 and ended his holy journey with what is called Moksa or Ngeluhur in this place. This word is the origin of the name of Pura Luhur Uluwatu.
Uluwatu temple is located at an altitude of 97 meters from sea level. In front of the temple there is a small forest called the base of kekeran, serves as a buffer holiness of the temple.
The manifestation of God worshiped at Uluwatu Temple is the God of Rudra.
Uluwatu Temple is also famous for right below it is Pecatu beach which is often used as a place for sport surfing, even international events are often held here. This famous beach waves is very suitable to be a place of surfing in addition to the natural beauty of Bali is very beautiful. From here you can see the beautiful sunset and also you can watch the Kecak Dance ‘history about Ramayana’ at stage.
Not known exactly where Kecak dance originated and which was first developed, but there are some kind of agreement on the Balinese Kecak was first developed into a performing arts in the village of Bona, Gianyar, as additional knowledge Kecak was originally a song or music that is resultant from a combination sounds that make up melodies that are usually used to accompany the sacred dance Sanghyang. And can only be staged in the temple. Then in the early 1930s by artists from the village of Bona, Gianyar trying to develop a Kecak dance by taking the story of Ramayana who danced as a substitute for Sanghyang Dance so this dance could eventually be displayed in public as a performance art. Part of the Ramayana story in which the first is taken as Goddess Sita was abducted by King Ravana.
Itinerary tour :
12.00 PM Pick up at hotel
13.30 PM Tanah Lot temple
14.30 PM Uluwatu temple
17.30 PM Watch Kecak Dance
19.00 PM Back to hotel
|Pick up time|
|Ubud Area||12.00 am|
|Kuta Area||12.00 am|
|Nusa Dua Area||11.30 am|
|Uluwatu Area||11.00 am|
|1-4 persons||IDR 700.000/car|
Tour Include :
English speaking driver
Lunch or dinner
Payment is cash payment on the day itself with our tour driver upon pick up
Payment with other currency will convert based on daily exchange rate and no need deposit
Tour condition :
The tour is private tour and that means there is no other participant
Infant under 4 years did is free of charge
Flexible time arrangement and subject to change based on you request during in one package