Tanah Lot Improve Coastal Infrastructure to Welcoming Tourist Visits
Welcoming the recovery of Bali tourism as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Tanah Lot Tourist Attraction continues to preen and beautify itself. This time, the fence that stretches from the Penataran Temple area to the Batubolong Temple is made even sweeter and more beautiful. “Previously it was an iron fence, but now it uses wood, so it is more beautiful and environmentally friendly. The function of this fence is to protect the edge of the cliff,” said Tanah Lot Operations Manager, I Wayan Sudiana.
The iron fence, which previously used iron, was strong at first, but lately it has been corroded, perhaps because there is a beach, so it is quickly damaged by sea water blown by the wind. To make the fence stronger, we use ironwood, a special wood from Kalimantan. This wood is denser, so the fence becomes stronger. "This wooden fence is important as a safety for visitors who are enjoying the beauty of Tanah Lot from the edge of the cliff," he explained seriously.
The arrangement of all the fences on the edge of the cliff is still in progress. Work began in May 2022, with a length of approximately 400 meters. All safety fences on the edges of the cliff will use wood. In addition to the cliff fence, the arrangement is also carried out on selfie spots that are widely used by visitors. Tanah Lot has many beautiful selfie spots. “The existing selfie spots are all set up to be better, safer and more comfortable. Currently, it is still under arrangement, so everything has not been completed yet,” said Wayan Sudiana, his nickname.
Tanah Lot Tourist Attraction is always interesting to visit. Every holiday, the number of tourist visits always flows. Moreover, after the tourist attraction, which is located in Beraban Village, Kediri District, Tabanan Regency, Bali, has implemented the Health Protocol (Prokes) during this pandemic, so that the safety and comfort of visitors is always maintained. “Since the opening of international flights and the facilities provided for potential tourists, visits to Tanah Lot have continued to move. Currently, the average visit per day is 4,000 tourists with a composition of 70% domestic and 30% foreign," he said.
Wayan Sudiana said Tanah Lot is an option for tourists to fill their holidays. Although not as busy as before the pandemic, during this pandemic the number of visits is always there. That means, mainly domestic tourists from cities on the island of Java still remember the tourist attraction which offers this beautiful sunset. The temple in the middle of the sea becomes the attraction of every tourist who visits. They constantly use Tanah Lot Temple as the background for their photos or selfies. Tourists often cross the sand to wash their hands or face in holy water, many tourists do. Many are also sitting in the garden area enjoying the peaceful natural atmosphere.
Interestingly, the tourists visiting the Tanah Lot area are used to their own Health Protocol (Prokes) equipment, such as wearing masks correctly, bringing their own hand sanitizer and always keeping their distance when in the object area. Besides that, Tanah Lot has indeed prepared itself to welcome tourists. At strategic points it has been equipped with various health care facilities, such as a place for washing hands and hand sanitizers, as well as routinely spraying areas with disinfectants. "Tanah Lot has also won a Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environment Sustainability (CHSE) certificate from the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy," he said happily.