Photographer's Note

The temple Tanah Lot has become popular here in the last days. It is the most famous place in Bali. I have seen many photos of this rock on TE and also internet. But I was a bit disappointed. This is the small rocky island (in high tide), the temple itself is hidden behind the vegetation. And it was NOT crowded with Western tourists. Mayby there were three reasons of it: The people go there to see the sunset, I was in high tide time so it was not possible to go nearby and I was there in the low season and at the beginning of the corona times.
I have seen some other temples in this island of 1000 puras (pura = the Hindu Temple in Bali).
My favorite was Pura Ulun Danu Bratan. The place is fantastic, the small temples with merus situated in islands on the lake. But first of all, we were lucky to see the celebrations. In the main photo, four ladies are going to the temple with their baskets with offerings. Look at their shirts. Such lace shirts are typical festive clothes. How do they carry these baskets on the heads? The solution is in the Workshop. They have a special ring under it. The same ladies in closer view in WS.

I have shown already some photos from there and I still have more that I would like to show. I haven't seen on TE other photos of such celebrations in Bali. More details can be seen in the large format.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13046 W: 139 N: 33759] (153926)
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