Tanah LotAugust 4 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C
Der berühmte Tempel im Wasser
Der berühmte Tempel im Wasser
Since there isn't much more to do in Canggu except for surfing, eating and partying, we went to Pura Tanah Lot. This is a Hindu temple located on giant rock a little bit off shore of the Indian Ocean. The temple is only accessible during high tide, otherwise you get wet feet.
Here was the second time we were being
photographed. This time we we're asked nicely though. At this point it was feeling really weird. I'm writing this a couple weeks later, so now I know it would get
slightly less weird.
Had a solid laugh at seeing the first TSNAMI ADVISORY sign in my life. Advisory is as follows : Leave beach immediately to high ground or inland.
Wow, no shit.. thanks for the advise, hadn't thought of that myself. I just can't comprehend there are people who don't think of this themselves.
I think monkeys would act the same, as a survival instinct. Yet we need signs..
Anyhow, the temple is a beautiful sight to behold. To enter the temple we had to be blessed and cleansed like a Hindu. Therefore we needed to drink from the water and wash our hands. The Hindu priest ( Pemangku ) or temple priest is responsible for the dispersing of holy water, and so he did on our heads. We also got a flower behind our ear, and some rice between our eyes. We were al excited that we could see our first Hindu temple, so we went up the stairs. It were a staggering 10 steps, till we reached the sign which said NO ENTRY.
We paid the priest some 15.000 rupiah so we could enter, little did we know this was only a donation. We should've known better, this was our first "rip off".
It was worth the 15.000 rupiah (€1,00) for having a good laugh :)
Next rip off was around the corner, although we didn't know that at the time.
We were walking up the cliff to get a drink somewhere, here we saw some animals laying around and some bats chilling upside down. We decided it was a nice place to take some pictures of what seemed exotic animals ( but were obviously domesticated). The owner told us the animals were called "Luwaks" and they feed them coffee beans. The Luwak processes the beans and afterwards shit them out. During this process the Luwak enriches the taste of the coffee bean. We had never heard of it so we were all like wowwww thats cool (classic ignorant tourists).
The coffee tasted pretty decent, and to us it looked like the animals had a pretty comfortable life.
Afterwards we found a cool place called Joshua District, an art gallery / restaurant / co working space. The place had a cool vide and a beautiful view over the ricefields.
We had some dinner, learnt a couple of Balinese words and made our way back in the dark to our villa.
At night I was laying awake because of the jetlag, so I thought lets Google Luwak/Luwak coffee. It turns out most of the Luwaks used to produce the coffee beans suffer a pretty horrible life. They life in small cages and are forced to follow a diet of mainly coffee beans. The diet of course to boost the quantity of beans the Luwaks produce. I also read that around 80% of all the coffee thats being sold of as "Luwak coffee" is fake. A genuine organic cup of Luwak coffee can cost up to $100. We paid around €4.00, it's safe to assume we drank some sort of other coffee bean. I could go back to sleep with a clear conscience.Read more
Meine Werte sind wieder in Ordnung, ich fühle mich schon wieder richtig gut und so erwachte heute auch mein Unternehmungsgeist wieder....schließlich kuriere ich jetzt schon zehn Tage aus.
Also was machen wir heute?
Wir mieteten uns ein Auto mit Fahrer und fuhren nach Tanah Lot. Dieser Tempel stand sowieso schon auf unserer "Do to Liste" für Bali....und ich war richtig happy, dass wir dort heute hingefahren sind.
Der Tempel steht auf einer Insel im Wasser und es ist beeindruckend zu sehen, wie sich die Riesenwellen an den Felsen brechen.
Heute ist Samstag und viele viele Einheimische, richtig hübsch zurecht gemacht... mit weißen Spitzenblusen, bunten Sorongs und geflochtenen Körben mit Opfergaben auf dem Kopf-die Frauen... und die Männer überwiegend ganz in weiß, sind zu den Tempeln unterwegs.
Das war auch der Grund, warum wir heute nicht noch Wellen🌊 und Surfer 🏄♂️🏄♀️ am Canggu- Beach beobachten konnten. Wie uns unser Fahrer erzählte, wäre der Strand wegen einer großen Zeremonie gesperrt.
Am Abend ging es denn doch wieder früh für mich ins Bett, da ich nach diesem Tag doch etwas erschöpft war. Marc war bestimmt nicht böse drum, konnte er doch in aller Ruhe nun Fußball WM gucken.😊🥅⚽️⛹️♂️Read more
Dieser unfassbar berühmte Tempel ist wie das vorherige Exemplar auf einem Felsen im Meer gebaut.
Davor sind mehrere Straßen mit dem typischen Tourikram, aber auch Markengeschäfte wie Ralph Lauren.
Touri-Massen soweit das Auge reicht. Asiaten mit Selfiestangen und Regenschirmen, um bloß nicht braun zu werden, verschleierte Moslems aus anderen Teilen Indonesiens, Instagram-geile Tussen (sorry) die sich voller Inbrunst in Pose schmeißen - ja, hier gibts reichlich zu sehen, nur nicht das Innere des Tempels, denn, ja, Zutritt nur für gläubige Hindus...schade irgendwie. Eintritt p.P. 60000 IDR.Read more
On our last day in Canggu we took a gojek to Pura Tannah Lot where we stayed a few hours. Getting back was much more difficult as the Bali taxi mafia wouldn't let us order a grab... We were being followed which was really scary. In the end we managed to find another gojek driver who took us back to our hotel in Canggu for double the price (since he took both of us at the same time). Unfortunately, we lost a lot of time trying not to give in.. in the end it would have probably made more sense to have paid the overpriced taxi fare.Read more
After spending up big yesterday at both Potato Head and at dinner, we were determined that today would be a little cheaper. Seminyak is known generally as the fancier tourist area in Bali, with more upmarket shops and hotels than the seediness of Kuta and Denpasar. So today we set about verifying this by looking through the various shops and market stalls, and I can confirm that yes, everything is more expensive than you might expect! Boardshorts for $50, t-shirts for $35, that sort of thing. I didn't come to the cheap clothing capital of the world to pay Sydney prices for clothing!!
We looked in a lot of nice shops, but bought very little. Shandos bought a nice dress, and I bought an Indonesian SIM card with 1.5gb prepaid data, so I can use Foursquare/Facebook etc on occasion and have an emergency/local contact eg with drivers and stuff like that.
Also had a nice back massage from a bustling massage parlour for just $8 each which was a pretty good deal! As we were emerging from the massage parlour and thinking about heading back to the hotel for happy hour cocktails, a man offered us his car for taxi services so we agreed to a lift back to the hotel. He was actually a genuine driver and offerred to take us out to Tanah Lot temple about 40 minutes north of Seminyak for the sunset (and his price was lower than the touts who ask you constantly), so we agreed.
Tanah Lot is an interesting place - it's a large Hindu temple built onto a huge rock just off-shore - the rock is probably 10-15m high and about 50m offshore. Waves crash into it constantly and there's a few trees/jungle vines growing over the temple, so it's a pretty sight. The sunsets here are purportedly beautiful, but unfortunately I can't confirm that because it was pretty cloudy and we didn't get that magic dusk lighting.
It was also a little off-putting as the site itself is very heavily touristed. Obviously it's a bit hypocritical for me to complain about tourists when I'm one myself, but I like to think we're a different type. Here there were very few Western tourists, mostly Indian, Chinese, Malaysian and Indonesia, and annoyingly most of them seemed more interested in taking pouty-face selfies than actually looking at and appreciating the reason for visiting the area.
Retreated to a bar on a cliff top overlooking the temple for a drink and to escape the phalanx of selfie stick wielders. Got a bit too comfortable and ending up having a little difficulty finding our driver in the dark! But we managed, and drove back to Seminyak without incident. No football tonight as the bar was occupied by bogans watching Collingwood vs Hawthorn, so we had a quick dinner downstairs and headed up to bed. Last night in Seminyak already!Read more
Ein sehr beeindruckender Tempel der im Wasser auf einem Fels erbaut wurde und nur bei Ebbe frei zugänglich ist.
Ich habe meine erste frische Kokosnuss gegessen und getrunken. Lecker!
Am Abend habe ich den Sonnenuntergang angeschaut und mich von den Mönchen segnen lassen. In dem Tempel gibt es eine Süßwasserquelle. Ich bekam Reis auf die Stirn, wurde mit Weihwasser beträufelt und ich bekam eine gelbe Frangipani Blüte hinter das Ohr geklemmt. Echt cool!!!Read more
An diesem Morgen bekamen wir eine Führung durch den Tanah Lot Temple, welcher im 16. Jahrhundert erbaut wurde.
"Tanah" und "Lot" sind zwei Wörter, die "Erde" und "Wasser" bedeuten.
Das kommt daher, das ein Teil des Tempels bei Flut nicht erreichbar ist.
Somit ist die Erde mit dem Wasser bedeckt.
Wir hatten an diesem Tag Glück und konnten dank der Ebbe diesen Teil betreten.
Nicht nur ist der Tempel wunderschön anzuschauen, wir konnten uns sogar segnen lassen.
Dafür spritzt man sich zuerst heiliges Wasser in das Gesicht, danach klebt der Priester Reis auf die Stirn und anschließend wird eine Fangipani Blüte in das Haar gesteckt.
Diesen Tempel werde ich lange in Erinnerung behalten!Read more
You might also know this place by the following names:
Banjar Tanah Lot