Bad news for travellers going to Bali. By the end of the year, Bali authorities will implement a 100% fee increase for all visitors who decide to visit Tanah Lot Temple, one of the most popular tourist sites on the island. The information was announced earlier in the month by Ketut Toya Adnyana, Manager of the Tanah Lot Complex, who takes care of the facility in the name of the Regency of Tabanan, where the temple is located.
According to Beritabali.com, the admission prices are due to jump from Rp. 30,000 (US$ (US$2.30) to Rp. 60,000 (US4.60) for foreign travellers and from Rp.10,000 to RP.20,000 for local visitors. Domestic children will also pay more with the new price fixed at Rp.15,000. The new price structure is due to take effect at the end of October or early November, just at the start of the peak season.
Toya said that in return for the higher admission fees tourist visitors could expect betters facilities and services, improved safety on the site – they were some robbery signaled around the temple in recent years- while online tickets will also be introduced with the implementation of the new price structure.
Tanah Lot is one of the most popular tourist icon visited by both domestic and international travellers. In 2015, some three million of visitors came to admire the graceful Hindu temple on its rock surrounded by the sea.