Batu Bolong Temple, The Stunning Sea Temple

Batu Bolong Temple near Tanah Lot is dramatically located on the Tabanan coast. Built on a promontory only accessible at low tide, this temple is one of the most important in Bali. It means “Sea Temple of the Earth”.

This stunning religious complex and impressive architectural feat sit on a gigantic jagged rock that rises out of the ocean on Bali’s southern coast. While you’ll have to wait for low tide to reach the temple, adding that snapping a photo of Tanah Lot Temple at sunset is a must. World Monuments Watch lists it as one of the 100 most endangered and historical sites in the world.

People come to watch the sunsets from the park opposite the temple. Another good spot to see the temple is from Pura Batu Bolong, another beautiful temple on the west side. It is part of a magnificent series of temples along the south coast, all dedicated to the protective sea spirits.

The Fact About Batu Bolong Temple

  • The location of Batu Bolong Temple is inside Tanah Lot Temple complex, therefore, you don’t need to pay any additional fee to visit this unique temple.
  • Visit this temple on sunset to see the magical view over the Indian Ocean and take some enviable Instagram images.

Nearby Attractions

Batu Bolong Temple is located in a remote area of Tabanan, the nearest entertaining place in Canggu where you can pick up a fancy restaurant for dinner after enjoying the sundown on the beach.


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