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Pura Tanah Lot - II

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: Helen : (who is currently photographing in, Australia) on 2 April 2016 in Landscape & Rural.

Tanah Lot temple is one of seven sea temples around the Balinese coast. It is a part of Balinese mythology for centuries. Each temple was within eyesight of the next to form a chain along the south-western coast.

"The temple is purportedly protected by a giant snake, which was created from Nirartha's selendang (a type of sash) when he established the island."

In the cave at the base of the temple there are many venomous sea snakes. It is believed that they guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders (although the locked gates do that very successfully).

Source : Wikipedia and local gossip

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/200 second F/10.0 ISO 100 16 mm

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Devi from Chennai, India

Looks beautiful..love legends like this..
Wonder what those tall tree like things are !! Lamp posts !!!

2 Apr 2016 12:05pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, clouds, colors & lights!

2 Apr 2016 6:15pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Very nice picture & story

2 Apr 2016 6:40pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

How beautiful! The snakes will definitely keep me away!

3 Apr 2016 2:15am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bien intéressant

3 Apr 2016 7:28am