TANAH LOT SUNSET TOUR
PLACE WILL BE VISITED:
Batuan (alternate: Batoeon or “Baturan”) is a village in Bali, Indonesia. It is noted for its artwork and style of painting which originated in the village in the 1930s and has since emerged into a major Balinese artistic style, known as a Batuan painting. It is a major painting center and contains a number of art galleries and cooperative art societies which have played a key role in promoting the art of Batuan. The village is also known for its performance of the ancient Gambuh dance, performed every Full Moon day.
MENGWI ROYAL TEMPLE
The Royal Temple of Mengwi is one of the most important temples in Bali. Built in 1634 by a King of the Mengwi dynasty, this impressive complex stands on an island in a river, its inner temple surrounded by a moat. Its Balinese name Pura Taman Ayun literally means “Garden Temple in the Water”.
Part of a network of directional temples that protect Bali from evil spirits, Pura Taman Ayun was built as a series of garden terraces with courtyards on different levels. The entire complex was designed to symbolize the mythological home of the gods, Mount Meru, floating in the sea of eternity.
An eleven-tiered meru (at the far end, in the right-hand corner of the complex) is dedicated to the rice goddess Dewi Sri. The third bale on the left is believed to be the abode of several different gods.Pura Taman Ayun was enlarged in 1937, making some of its structures the most modern temple architecture in Bali.
TANAH LOT TEMPLE
Tanah Lot means “Land in the Sea” in the Balinese language.Located in Tabanan regency, about 20 kilometres from Denpasar, the temple sits on a large off shore 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 by 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 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, poisonous 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.
- 13.00 : Pick up at the hotel
- 14.00 : Ubud monkey forest
- 15.00 : Visit Painting Village
- 16.00 : Visit taman ayun (mengwi)
- 17.00 : visit tanah lot (sunset)
- 19.00 : Back to hotel
- 20.00 : Arrive at hotel
- 2 person or more = U$D 35/person
- Single person = U$D 55/person
- Car + Petrol
- 21% government tax and service charge
- Private full air-conditioning car
- Speaking English driver
- Parking fee
- Mineral water
- Sarong (use for the temple)
Not includes: lunch, entrance ticket