Tanah Lot temple
It is located in the costal side of Beraban country side, Kediri sub district and Tabanan regency. It is 30 Km west side of Denpasar city. The temple is built on the rock with 3 acre size and reachable in a few minutes by walk. This temple is very famous tourist destination in Bali too, with the spectacular sunset view.
The tanah lot temple is consisted of the two words that are Tanah words interpreted as a reef looking like gili or isle. Lot or lod words have meaning the sea. So it means the small island floating on the sea. It has been used at a megalithic period as a holy place, proven from the existence of Menhir.
The function of this temple is to worship the Bhatara Segara/ Dewa Baruna which control the power of the sea.
Ulun Danu Beratan temple
It is a Balinese Hindu temple located at Candi Kuning country side, Baturiti sub district and Tabanan regency. It is about 50 Km form Denpasar city. It is set at the lake side of beratan with the beautiful view and surrounded by the hill. It has cool atmosphere. To the north of this temple is Puncak sangkur, east side is pucak mangu, in the south Terate bang mount, west is tapak mount or Watu karu.
The name is taken from the lake where the temple is built at beratan lake. Ulun come from Hulu word meaning head or power and in this case is intended by Ulun Danu beratan means the power of Beratan lake that is Danu goddess.
It is consisted of 4 temple:
  • Lingga petak to worship lord Siwa
  • Penataran Puncak Mangu to worship lord Wisnu
  • Terate bang to worship lord Brahma
  • Dalem purwa to worship Danu goddess or Laksmi goddess.
The temple was founded by I Gusti Agung Putu. The temple also consider Kahyangan Jagat.
Jatiluwih is located at the administrative area of Kecamatan Penebel, Kabupaten Tabanan, very closed to national park border of Mount Batukaru around 65 km from Denpasar. One can reach the village via the road leading from Denpasar to Bedugul, and in Pacung village, take the road to the left before the restaurant, or from the town of Baturiti take the road to the left downward. The location of this village is a little bit lower than the altitude of Bedugul which is around 800 meters above sea level.
The name of Jatiuwih comes from 2 Balinese words jati + luwih. Jati means real, and luwih means beautiful or excellent. This name is given to the vast stretch of rice field dug in terraces on the slope of mount Batukaru. The rice terrace forms beautiful sight at all seasons, during the watering, or before planting the rice looks like a tremendous construction big glass with irregular size of frames. When the rice almost reaches harvest time, often the color varied between green, and dark yellow. This mixture of color forms a breathtaking view on such as wide view over the terraces which border is very far away down there. Road that cut the rice terrace near the top border is a good place to enjoy this man made natural scenery, and at one of the high place has been built a hall by the villagers where local people can open small restaurant or selling snacks to the visitors.