Tanah Lot tourist attraction is indeed a fantastic destination. In addition to offering a magnificent sunset sensation, it also exudes a positive aura coming from the temples at the surrounding areas. Even, such an aura penetrates into the very bottom of the heart. Well, another uniqueness kindling the tourist admiration is the fresh water springing in the middle of the ocean. “The holy spring amidst the ocean also serves as a main attraction,” said Operations Manager of the Tanah Lot tourist attraction, Toya Adnyana.
Indeed, for tourists actively involving in spiritualism, other than being able to pray in Tanah Lot Temple, they could also make their time to wash their hands and even wash their face. Aside from conducted by the Balinese Hindu community, tourists or visitors of different religions also did it. They believed that by enjoying the holy water, their mind would be fresh and clear like the crystal clear holy water. “Some people believe if they can wash hand, or even wash their face with the holy water, they will stay young,” he said.
Besides, local society also believes if the holy water has a quality to cure various diseases. The holy water itself is also believed to be a blessing of salvation by the communities, including the non-Hindu.
Another uniqueness retained by Tanah Lot is the sacred snake inhabiting the cave below the cliff. Tourists loving animal like best this attraction and they even dare to hold the venomous snake. By all means, they should be guided by the snake charmer who specially takes care of the animal. This animal becomes a very nice attraction to be published.
No one knows about the exact number of the snakes because they always change every day. Well, one thing should be born in mind is that watching the snakes should not get through the afternoon because before the nightfall those snakes will come out and guard the entrance into the Tanah Lot Temple.
“Local people believe that those snakes will be in charge of keeping the sanctity of the temple. At that time, no one will dare to go into the temple, even though they will say prayers,” he explained. (BTN/015)