Along Bali's southern coast you can two of the island's most famous sea temples: Pura Tanah Lot and Ulu Watu. The Javanese priest Nirartha established a series of sea temples around the island in the late 15th-early 16th century; today they are some of the most visited tourist attractions in Bali.

The west coast of Bali is very beautiful and wild. The rice fields of Tabanan are the most fertile in all of Bali, and from the wet areas, flat, stony rivers dump into a thundering sea filled with treacherous rips much feared by the Balinese. Some surfing is done in this area, but it is not recommended for beginners. The beach around Tanah Lot is great for horse riding and watching dramatic sunsets, but for safe swimming, try one of the other beach areas described earlier. Bali's beaches are a wonderful asset and provide hours and days of entertainment for young and old. Watch for caution flags, as there are sometimes rips, particularly in the surf beaches, and make sure you have protection.



Photos of Tanah Lot