Tanah Lot Temple & Kecak Fire Dance at Sunset
Tanah Lot is a rock formation off the island of Bali. It is home to the pilgrimage Pura (temple) Tanah Lot. The temple has been a part of Balinese mythology for centuries. The temple is one of seven sea temples around the Balinese coast. Each of the sea temples was established within eyesight of the next to form a chain along the south-western coast. In addition to Balinese mythology, the temple was significantly influenced by Hinduism.
Kecak Fire Dance is performed by a circle of at least 150 performers wearing checked cloth around their waists, percussively chanting "cak" and moving their hands and arms. Kecak has roots in sanghyang, a trance-inducing exorcism dance. Combined with this is a dance depicting a battle from the Ramayana, where Hanuman helped Prince Rama fight the evil King Ravana.
Where: Tanah Lot Temple, Tabanan
Time: Anytime, or for sunset and the dance: 5 - 7:30pm
Guest Fee: $15 per person
Other: It’s best to visit the temple at around 5pm, before sunset for spectacular views. The Kecak Dance begins at 6pm. Transport not included. Rp50,000 for a drop off only. Many taxi's are available from Tanah Lot.
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