Tanah Lot is as picturesque in person as it is in postcards. Tanah Lot, meaning “Land in the Sea” in Balinese, is a rock formation that has been shaped continuously from hundreds of years of ocean tide. The Balinese people have built a temple on top of the formation, and use it as a pilgrimage site. Tanah Lot is located 12 miles (20 Km) from Denpasar, Bali’s most populous and capital city. Do not let the tour guides fool you into thinking you can only reach this site by bus. You can easily rent a scooter for $8 (day-rate) and reach the site without any trouble. Just be mindful of the traffic, as you share the road with cars, trucks, and other motorcyclists. If you aren't as adventurous, you can reach the site via taxi for about $15 one-way. As with most tourist locations, the entrance to the site is lined with many vendors who sell everything from clothes to instruments. Once inside the temple grounds, do not forget to just relax in the courtyard, and take in the view of the temple with the ocean in the background. If you are not Balinese, you are not allowed inside the main temple as it is sacred ground. You will however be able to take blessing (with the help from a Hindu priest) from the sacred water that is collected below the rock formation.