Tanah Lot, the rock that one of Bali's most important temples, Pura Tanah Lot stands on, is not what it seems. Snakes may be said to be protecting the temple from evil spirits and intruders but definitely not from the forces of nature. The rock has in fact started to crumble in 1980 and over one third of the rock presently are man-made.The Japanese government had made a loan of approximately USD $130 million to the Indonesian government and part of the money had be used to conserve the temple. If you have started to doubt the existence of snakes in Tanah Lot, you may still meet up with one yet. You could even hold it and take a snapshot for a little fee! Would you want to take a picture with this python?