Another temple in Bali and a very famous one at that… This temple is in a beautiful scenic location right on the sea (and that’s why it’s famous). That’s also what makes it a tourist trap. This place and Kuta (where the bomb went off…) were the two only places I saw in Bali where one is confronted with mass tourism. Which for me makes both spots places to avoid. To come back to Tanah Lot, once one forgets about the hordes of tourists, one comes away with two distinct impressions : the location is really stunning but the temple is disappointing. There really is not much to see from an architectural point of view and one is not really moved by any palpable sense of spirituality. It’s just another place to take pretty pictures…

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