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Tanah Lot, Bali, Indonesia – part 2 of 3

By on September 1, 2015 in Indonesia

Continuing my exploration of Tanah Lot, Bali, Indonesia.

The tide was out there was a lot of beach area to explore, and also a lot of fellow tourists around. I was continually surprised just how busy the place was.

Tanah Lot, Bali, Indonesia

Tanah Lot, Bali, Indonesia

Exploring the beach at Tanah Lot, Bali, Indonesia

Exploring the beach

From a distance, looking back towards Tanah Lot, it was just amazing how many people were milling around.

Stunning views along Tanah Lot, Bali, Indonesia

Stunning views along Tanah Lot, Bali, Indonesia

Viewing the coast from the cliff

Viewing the coast from the cliff

Besides the tourists on the beach, there are also some locals providing services, or working at the holy spring to bless tourists.

Temple Worker

Temple Worker

Waiting for sunset - Tanah Lot, Bali, Indonesia

Waiting for sunset – Tanah Lot, Bali, Indonesia

The views along the coastline, particularly with the mist and the spray coming off the sea, were spectacular.

View along the coast

View along the coast

Walking along the cliff tops gave an excellent view back towards Tanah Lot and also of other temples dotted along the coastline.

The arch

The arch

I love the look and feel of these smaller temples. These are places that were still used by the locals and not become tourist traps.

Local Shrine

Local Shrine

The rock carving the sculptures of the temples was particularly good.

Shrine Statue

Shrine Statue

And to see the temples in use was excellent.

At prayer

At prayer

However, despite the temples still being used by the locals, there was the ever-present presence of tourists and the small stalls and sellers they attract.

Cold drinks baked in the sun

Cold drinks baked in the sun

Walking along the top of the cliff, looking at the temples and the tourist, and waiting for the sun to set, was a very pleasant way to finish my first full day on Bali.

And I joined my fellow tourists on the clifftop waiting for the sun to set…

Waiting for the sun to set

Waiting for the sun to set

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