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We did the cliché touristy thing and hired a driver to take us around a few sites – Tanah Lot Temple was one of them. I have to say I was pretty disappointed with it, we spent $200 to go on this tour and it didn’t seem worthwhile. We visited Monkey Forest as well (will explain that in another entry).
With Tanah Lot Temple, it is probably about a 45 min drive from Seminyak and you drive past rice fields and smalls towns/villages on the way. Once you get there, there are people EVERYWHERE and you can hardly move, and they have all these really bad stalls lined up everywhere and they try to drag you in to have a look.
Once you actually find where you have to go to view the temple, it is a bit of a letdown… but hey, that’s just me! The ocean views are pretty, but you can get those anywhere along the coastline. We left after only twenty minutes as we kept getting hassled by vendors trying to sell off so much random crap which we would never take with us, they just can’t take no for an answer.
On the way back to find out driver, we went to the convenience store and bought us all (driver included) a icy pole to cool down as it was a very humid day, and boy oh boy do they try to rip you off, they tried to charge us the equivalent of 8 ice creams when we were only purchasing 3. Was not pleased at all and after a spray, they agreed to charge us the correct amount.