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Tanah Lot, a tiny temple island.
The island can be reached on the route to West Bali and is just 30 to 40 minutes driving distance from Ubud as well as from main tourist areas like Kuta and Seminyak in the north- west direction. It is a cultural icon and one of the top attractions in Bali.
Tanah Lot is jam-packed with busloads of tourists, but its also beautiful, remarkable, stunning… almost magical. It is a rocky island with a renowned pilgrimage temple. The name means 'Temple of Land floating on the sea'. It's one of the island's most important directional temples. It sits on the Tanah Lot rock formation, which has been shaped from the ocean's tides over thousands of years
It is one of 7 ancient sea temples and has great significance to Bali's Hindu population and is estimated to date back to the 15th century.