So our first stop was Tanah Lot, the temple in the sea. I only call it that because it was built on a cliff that juts out to sea and when it’s high tide, the path that leads to the temple is drowned by the ocean making it impossible for anyone to cross on foot to reach the temple. It’s actually quite beautiful and whether lucky or unlucky, John and I happened to visit during this such moment. The closest we were able to get to the temple was up to where the water came ashore.
There were over temples and places to visit in the wide park that enclosed around Tanah Lot. We visited Pura Batu Bolong, the smaller temple next to Tanah Lot, which also juts out to sea and was also closed due to high tide.
Before entering we were required to have a sarong tied around our waist and give a small donation, signing our name in the donation book, noting our nationality and our signatures. We were lucky enough to visit the temple when there was no prayer ceremony taking place because if there had been the temple would have been closed to all visitors.