On entering school holidays, the Tanah Lot tourist attraction was visited by abundant tourists. When compared to ordinary days, it indicated an increase of 40 percent. “At the moment, the tourist arrival is dominated by domestic tourists from big cities in Java and even from outside Java,” said the Operations Manager, I Ketut Toya Adnyana. Indeed, the tourist attraction seemed to be crowded by travelers from home and overseas. It could be seen from the fully occupied parking lot. Transport buses and private cars dominated and came from the morning till afternoon.
Toya said the daily tourist arrival to the famous tourist attractions ranged from 7,000 to 8,000 people. When entering school holiday period, the visit reached about 10,000 people every day. “We expect the number will continue to grow. Hopefully, the weather stays good as well,” he said. According to Toya, the weather greatly affected the number of tourist visits to the tourist attraction relying on the natural beauty of the sea (sunset) and uniqueness of the Tanah Lot temple. Virtually 75 percent of the travelers to this object were domestic tourists coming from various cities in the country. Most of them came by bus or other land transportation.
Heavy rain and high tide around the crossing harbor connecting Bali to Java could inhibit the fluency of tourist transport. “When they have been at Tanah Lot, despite heavy rain flushed the area it does not affect the interest of tourists to enjoy the panorama. They looked absorbed in snapshooting in the vicinity,” he said. (BTN/015)