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A temple on an island – Tanah Lot

March 27, 2015

Photo: Manu Hume

A picturesque Tanah Lot island just off the coast of Bali is home to a temple called Pura Tanah Lot – where Pura simply means temple. It is a part of balinese seven seas temples, each of the structures built within an eyesight of the next, and used to worship Sea Gods. Pura Tanah Lot itself is believed to be protected from evil spirits and intruders by venomous sea snakes. Whether it’s true or not, only residents of Bali can enter the temple, though it remains one of the most popular tourist attraction on the island.