Idul Fitri at Tanah Lot - Third Day PDF Print E-mail

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In third day of Idul Fitri, Tanah Lot Tourism Object still fulfilled by visitor. Amount of visitor yesterday is 18.972 visitor both domestic and foreigner. Situation yesterday more crowded then day before. Crowded situation seen start from Astiti Graha at Batugaing Kelod with long vehicles queue. Queue dominated with personal vehicles and bus because they must queue up looking for park area. And then officer transfering some vehicles to south side on empty farm so that two side of empty farm fulfilled with vehicles of visitor.

 

When visitor arrive at Tanah Lot Tourism Object, visitor usually do some activities such as taking photo with phyton snake. The big snake guard by the guardian named I Nyoman Wadi. Nyoman Wadi come from Beraban village exactly from Dukuh sub-district. He is the owner of big snake which including into phyton type. With length 3,5 metre and weight 50 kilogram, this snake have a big body. But according to its owner, this snake is not dangerous because the snake already trained and not raise again. Visitor usually interest with this snake, proven by many visitor want to holding this snake and take the picture with the snake. I Nyoman Wadi always stand by at Wantilan ( big building that closed to Tanah Lot Temple area )Tanah Lot Temple. With Rp.50.000, visitor can take some photo with that big snake.

 

 

Other activities is play around in Tanah Lot coast. This activities usually very like doing by children. But the children must taken care by each their parents. Even sometimes, there is visitor  which take a bath at the  moment but, remain to obeying the rules so that chastity of the temple still awake. And usually all visitor always follow the rules which going into because they belief with the magical of the temple. Play with sea water is pleasing but you must standby with other clothes if your clothes become wet. 

 

One of favorite activities is watching holy snakes. According to the information from Tanah Lot Temple Priest, that holy snakes only can find in Tanah Lot Area. Believe or not, from mythology analizing prove that snake's nest just finded in Tanah Lot Area not in other place. People or villager said that sea snakes (holy snakes) in Tanah Lot Temple are not danger. Because until today there are no victim bite by holy snakes. Right now the visitor could see holy snakes in Tanah Lot. It is located in front (North) of Tanah Lot Temple. The place like caved, and you must entered the caved to see and find them. But before entered the caved, you will meet the guard and you just ask them to showing the snakes take place. After you see the holy snakes, you can touch them and required some bless from guard from happiness and faithfully.