Tanah Lot Temple, Bali

Address:   Bali
Phone:   +62 361 880361
Website:  http://www.tanahlot.net/home/

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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.

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.

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Once you actually find where you have to go to view the temple (it’s a bit of a walk) it is flooded with tourists and you have no idea where you are meant to go – hubby and I stood there on the rocks for a little bit looking around us but no idea if we were meant to walk across to the Temple or not. 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.

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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.

I guess it would have been a more enjoyable experience if there weren’t so many people around, but for a $200 day, I honestly didn’t get that much enjoyment from it. But hey, that’s just me!

 

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