Tanah Lot is consisted of two words that are Tanah (word interpreted as a reef looking like gilio isle). Lot (meaning the sea). Tanah Lot is a small island floating on the sea. The function of this temple can be realized from the function of the main temple building which is located in the temple main area. In this place, there is a main temple to worship the god in form of Dewa Baruna or God of the seas. The media of worship to this God is the temple building with 5 storied meanwhile the 3 storied temple building in north part of this area is purposing to worship to Dang Hyang Nirartha. Tanah Lot as one of Dang Khayangan (the big holy temples in Bali). Because the history and the people taking care of the temple are from the local people from Tabanan Regency and surrounding area. Tanah Lot Temple is one of sea temple in Bali. its function as sanctum to worship the Bhatara Segara ( the god with manifestation as the ocean Power Deity).
As a favourite tourism destinations in Bali Tanah Lot owns a magnificient view in particular at the sunset time where the sun slows down to the earth stomach. and some other temple that you may seen in tanah lot temple such as Batu Bolong Temple, Batu Mejan Temple, and Enjung Galuh Temple.
Tanah Lot Temple is located coastal side of Beraban countryside, Kediri Sub ditrict and Tabanan Regency. Situated in 30 Km in west side of Denpasar town and about 11 Km in south side of Tabanan town. The temple is built on the rock with 3 acre size and reachable in a view minutes by walk, because it is just 20 meters from the coastal lip. This temple is really famous among tourist destination in Bali with spectacular view of sunset.