Tanah Lot is about 45 minutes by car north west of the main southern tourist areas. Tanah Lot means “Land See” in Balinese Language. The temple is located on a rock just offshore.
The area leading to Tanah Lot is highly commercialized and people are required to pay to enter the area. To reach the temple, visitors must walk through a set of Balinese market-format souvenir shops which cover each side of the path down to the sea. On the mainland clifftops, restaurants have also been provided for tourists.