Day 1 - Tanah Lot & Canggun


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After spending the day at the Ubud Palace, we made our way to the famous Tanah Lot temple located just right on the sea during times of high tide. 

Tanah Lot Temple is located at the north west bank of Bali island. We arrived at the cliff area where most restaurants are located. The temple is a 400m stroll away.

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The sound of the waves are therapeutic. I sat at the cliff, setting myself for the next few slots of the western banks below.

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Water pouring over a little rock formation

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We walked southwards, away from the western banks, along the stone path towards the Tanah Lot temple.

View of cliff where I sat previously.

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After a short 5 minutes walk, we spotted the temple from afar.

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I walked onto the plains overseeing the temple. There were hordes of people, making it impossible to even step onto the temple itself.

Lady "posing" for a shot

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Temple from afar

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"Forever Alone" Coconut

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It was from here that I realised that there were stone formations around the temple which breaks the waves and reduced the amount of inflow water onto the walkways. The waves from the sea are strong and crashes onto the rocks, forming a musical tune of its own.

Rock Formation & Temple

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It was a great sight. During low tide, we were able to walk up to the temple (if you manage to avoid the crowd), during high tide, a sea of water separates the mainland from the temple. Miss the time & get stranded. Amazing.

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When lining up for this shot, a strong wave crashed in and drenched my footwear and pants. This was the warning the tides were giving me. I packed up my gear and headed towards the mainland. I caught this next sight, to all my couple friends pondering about where to take ur wedding shots, bali may be a place to ponder.

Wedding Shot

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It was time for dinner and the sun was setting. Our driver brought us to canggun, the midpoint between tanah lot and kuta for some beach-side seafood dinner.

Rock Formation @ Canggun Beach

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We set our sights on a local seafood restaurant, Sate Bali. The seaview was gorgeous. The food, was decent.

Cold Beer

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Reclining Waves @ Canggun Beach

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The setting sun was mesmerising. I was sitting in a daze on the breakwater cliff separating the restaurant from the sea.

Sunset @ Canggun Beach

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As night falls, our dinner also start to fall in place. We had some meat skewers, bbq-ed prawns and a salad. Enough to feed a hungry me but could have tasted much better.

BBQ-ed Prawns

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Meat Skewers

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We headed back to the hotel after dinner for a soak in the tub at Holiday Inn Express Bali Raya Kuta

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