June 8, 2009

Sunset at Tanah Lot, Bali, Indonesia

Location: Pura Tanah lot, Bali, Indonesia (8.640°S 115.100°E)
Date: 25 May 2001; 7.10pm
Camera: Canon EOS 500N (analogue) on slides and scanned

Pura Tanah Lot is a Balinese- style temple built on an offshore natural rock on the south coast of Bali. It has various mythologies/legends associated with it including presence of poisonous snakes at the bottom of the rock to guard the temple etc. In any case it was built in the 15th century and is popular with tourists. It is one of the 7 sea temples around the south-western coast of Bali; the sea temples were established within eyesight of the next, forming a chain around the coast. The temple itself is only accessible by foot during low tide. Sunset at Tanah Lot has long been one of Bali's most endearing images.


Mohan said...

Herbert, I am looking for some photos of Mount Kailash (Tibet), and you seem to have some. Can you please contact me: msivanand@gmail.com

Mohan Sivanand

ayumi83 said...

Very wonderful picture...