It’s an unfortunate fact of life that prices rise but in 2024 the price of a vacation in Bali is going to increase across the board.
Not only will the new tourist tax be introduced in February but as of 1st January 2024 one of the island’s most popular temples will be hiking its entry fee.
Bali’s Tanah Lot Temple in Beraban Village, Tabanan, at the start of 2024, will officially increase ticket prices.
Increased ticket prices are designed for all tourists, both domestic and foreign. The temple is managed by the agency government as a tourist attraction and by the community as a temple facility.
The increase in entry fees isn’t all too pricey. Domestic tourists and foreigners already pay a separate rate, and there is a concession for children too.
As of the 1st January international children visiting Tanah Lot Temple will have to pay IDR 40,000 and adults will have to pay IDR 75,000.
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Speaking to the media the Head of Public Relations for DTW Tanah Lot, I Putu Erawan, said the increase in ticket price is due to a number of factors.
One of them is that post-Covid-19 economic conditions are starting to recover and the temple is seeing nearly as many visits before lockdown. It has also been five years since Tanah Lot last made ticket adjustments.
However, Tanah Lot Temple Management is working to ensure that tourists feel that they are getting value for money during their visit.
Erawan said, “As ticket prices increase, we are making maximum arrangements so that tourists feel comfortable.”
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Foreigners who hold a KITAS will be eligible to pay domestic resident rates. Erawan said, “This policy is implemented with the aim of management participating in supervising foreigners.”
Tanah Lot Temple is one of the most popular tourist temples on the island. It is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists every year.
The temple is quite popular as it is largely due to its architecture and spiritual significance but also due to its close proximity to leading beach resorts like Canggu and Seminyak.
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Tanah Lot Temple is popular with all kinds of international visits and is considered to be one of the must-visit destinations in Bali.
Erawan said that the visitor number continues to rise.
He added, “The visits that dominate now are Australia, India, and Asia. Including tourists from China, large groups have also started visiting. Previously, China only came individually, but now there are large groups.”
2023 will prove to be a bumper year for tourism in Bali. Figures from Tanah Lot Temple alone show that by November were 1,804,903 recorded visits to the sacred site.
Figures were largely dominated by domestic tourists. Nevertheless, this figure has exceeded the number of visits throughout 2022, which reached 1,321,087 people.
It is not only the cost of visiting Tanah Lot Temple that will increase in 2024 but also the cost of driving to Bali full stop.
On the 14th of February, the province will introduce a new, mandatory tourism tax for all international arrivals.
The new IDR 150,000 per person fee comes as an additional cost on top of the IDR 500,000 payment required for the visa on arrival.
The new legislation was lodged by ex-Governor of Bali, Wayan Koster before his term came to a close in September.
Now the Acting Governor of Bali, Sang Made Mahendra Jaya, has confirmed that a large portion of the initial funds generated by the tourism tax will be spent on tackling the island’s waste management issues.
Speaking in late October, Acting Governor Jaya told the public that “50-70% [of tourism tax income] will be for waste handling. The hope is that in 2024, the waste problem will be resolved because funds are available.”
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