Stop 1: Tanah Lot Temple
Located northwest of Canggu, Tanah Lot Temple is an iconic Balinese landmark, an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to the Gods of the sea. Perched on a rocky outcrop amidst the Indian Ocean, immerse yourself in the spiritual ambience and snap some incredible photos of this architectural marvel. One of the best times to visit is at sunset, when the temple turns into a silhouette against the glowing backdrop of the sun going down, although it’s still a mesmerising experience during the daytime.
The Tanah Lot Temple is a site of religious significance to the Balinese people, so any visit should be respectful of this holy site. Dress modestly in clothing that covers the shoulders and knees and be aware that foreign tourists are not allowed inside the actual temple, only Balinese nationals.