Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Laid Low by a High Mountain
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Jln. By Pass Ida Bagus Mantra,
Jln. Pucuk 1 No. 70X
Denpasar, Bali

+62 (0)812 3819724
+62 (0)361 464 032, +62 (0)361 471 0242

Bali Discovery

Bali News

Laid Low by a High Mountain

Tanah Lot and Ulun Beratan Temple Suffering Visitor Downturns Due to Mount Agung Eruption

Bali News: Bali, Mount Agung, Lake Batur, Ulun Danu Beratan, Tanah Lot, volcano
Click Image to Enlarge


In connection with the continuing eruption of Mount Agung and the temporary closure of Bali’s Airport, tourist attractions in the Tabanan Regency of West Bali are recording dramatic declines in visitor totals.

NusaBali reports that the iconic seaside Tanah Lot Temple and Ulun Beratan Temple at Candikunung are experiencing a sudden and significant dearth of visitors.

Tanah Lot visitor totals are down 30%. While during “normal times” an average of 8,000 domestic and international tourists come to see and photograph the temple standing in the ocean a short distance from the shoreline, current counts are now closer to 5,000 daily visitors. When NusaBali visited Tanah Lot on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, it reported a markedly quieter atmosphere and a parking lot part empty.

The Manager of Tanah Lot, I Wayan Toya Adnyana, lamented the downturn in visitors, blaming the continuing eruption of Mount Agung and the temporary closure of Bali’s airport for the visitor drop.

To try to build visitor numbers during the current situation, Tanah Lot’s managers are launching campaigns on social media and travel partners assuring the public that Bali remains safe for visitors. Work on improvements and repairs on the surrounding infrastructure continue at the popular destination for tourist visitors.

Meanwhile, the Ulun Danu Beratan tourist area in Bali’s mountain lake district has also experienced a drop in visitors linked to the continuing active state of Mount Agung. Visitor tickets sold have declined from a normal 2,000 coupons daily to only 800 coupons per day. The manager of Ulun Danu Beratan, I Wayan Mustika, complained: “It’s very quiet. Visitor numbers are down 60%.”

Given the current situation, the managements of both destinations are hesitant to predict visitor numbers during the coming Christmas and New Year holiday period, usually a peak period for visitors.

With the reopening of Bali’s airport on Wednesday, November 29th after a two day closure, both Tanah Lot and Ulun Danu Beratan have commenced promotion programs emphasizing their locations are far-removed from any areas designated as under threat should a significant eruption of Mount Agung actually occur.

© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to


Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!

Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!

or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Advanced Dance Lessons for Healing Fingers
12-Day Comprehensive Massage Course from Jari Menari September 17-24, 2018
Welcome the Earth Dog!
The Laguna at Nusa Dua Celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year with Banquets and High Teas February 9 – 17, 2018
Incorrect Rectal Retention
Russian Tourist Caught with Commercial Quantities of Hashish at Bali’s Airport
An Evening of Music Not to be Missed
An Evening of World Class Piano, Viola, and Voice at Padma Resort Legian on Sunday, February 4, 2018
When Indonesia’s Dragons Become Too Popular
Beyond Bali: Government to Set Maximum Visitor Limits in 2018 at Komodo National Park
COMO Uma Canggu to Open in February 2018
Bali Property will be the 14th COMO Property Worldwide and First Seaside Resort Among 3 Island Properties
‘Oh!’ said Pooh.
Bali Zoo Home to a Newborn Honey Bear
Construction Zone Ahead
Underpass Update: Expect Delays on Northbound Travel Between Jimbaran and Bali Airport During January-February 2018
ARTOTEL for Hope
ARTOTEL Sanur Raises Funds for Bali’s Schizophrenia Community.
25 Years of Helping the Community
Join the 25th Anniversary of Rotary Club Nusa Dua on Saturday, February 3, 2018
No Parking in the Name of the Law!
Additional Steps Underway to Ensure Compliance with New Traffic and Parking Rules in Ubud, Bali
Return to the Elements
Ubud Prepares for Royal Cremation on Friday, March 2, 2018 of Anak Agung Niang Agung
All [News]!