"Better three hours too soon than a minute too late..." - William Shakespeare
Day 4- Sunday, 26 Jan 2014
(Kuta - Tanah Lot - KL)
|(The Zuk Hotel, Kuta)|
We woke up early and had nasi goreng breakfast in the hotel cafe. Today we planned to ride to Tanah Lot about 20 km from Denpasar. As we will be coming back later in the afternoon we checked-out of the hotel early. The two of us will be taking the 7:00 pm flight back to KL while the rest of the gang will be staying another night in Kuta.
|(Paddy fields - green and vast)|
|(Riding the narrow road to Tanah Lot)|
|(Children cycling to school)|
Tanah Lot is a rock formation off the Indonesian island of Bali. It is home of a pilgrimage temple, the Pura Tanah Lot, and a popular tourist and cultural icon for photography and general exoticism. Located inTabanan, the temple sits on a large offshore rock which has been shaped continuously over the years by the ocean tide.
|(Entering Tanah Lot)|
|(Intricate carvings of the entrance)|
|(The shopping area)|
|(The praying area of the temple)|
|(Playing kite on a windy day)|
The Tanah Lot 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 were established within eyesight of the next to form a chain along the south-western coast. However, the temple had significant Hindu influence.
|(Wading the low tide)|
|(The holy temple on the island)|
At the base of the rocky island, poisonous sea snakes are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders. A giant snake purportedly protects the temple.
|(The two of us at Tanah Lot)|
After some photo shots and a little souvenir shoppings, we rode back to Kuta and reached our hotel late afternoon. We walked to a nearby restaurant and had burger and kebab for lunch and later had an hour of foot reflexology to while away our time.
By 4:00 pm we took the hotel van to the airport. We were early so we have time to rest before we boarded the 7:00 pm flight to KL.
|(Scene on the way to the Airport)|
|(Early to arrive at the Airport)|
|(The new Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport)|
We landed safely at KLIA around 10:00 pm. Alhamdulillah....