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Goa Lawah Temple

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| 10 km East of Klungkung, between Kusamba and Padang Bai, Indonesia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The temple gets her name from a cave where live thousands of undulating bats considered sacred by locals. Balinese people used to come here mainly for the Meajar ajar or Nyegara Gunung ritual held some time after the cremation. It is interesting to see locals...More

Thank Andresguia
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Very interesting temple between the ocean and the mountain. A lot of devotees were at the area when we visited. We experienced and witnessed the offering and prayers during our visit.

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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

The temple is a great big one you can 11th century enter by paying 10000 idr you get a sarong because its a holy place A guide will cost you 50000idr And will tell you a lot. We came at the time it gets dark...More

1  Thank Andreas H
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We went there on way to water palace , it wasn’t very nice , unpleasant smell near cave as weren’t allowed inside , very strict hotel dress code , I had a maxi dress on still had to wear something tied around my waist ,...More

Thank elliemeg
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

If in East Bali, this temple is worth a stop. The buildings are typical Balinese temple structures. What makes this site unique is the entrance to the Bat Cave. Although you cannot enter, even during daylight you see and hear the hundreds of bats hanging...More

1  Thank Mike B
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

I went here with my family because I heard about all the bats. It was a very fun experience to see the locals pray and at around 6-7 pm the bats should take flight. I didn't get to see that but I reckon it will...More

Thank Nikolaj B
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

I visited here today. And was delighted to be there on a day of a ceremony. It was colourful and interesting. Once the ceremony was over I could get up close and see the bats. They were much bigger than I expected and there were...More

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 1 July 2018

I remembered this place from 1994 when you could stand right in front of the cave, and see thousands of bats. Now in 2018, there is a large carpark, ticket sellers and hordes of people. When you enter the temple that is built around the...More

1  Thank Alison R
Reviewed 21 May 2018

The temple is a small one (not much ground to cover really) where the "main feature" is a cave which is kind of "small-looking" (can't be sure how deep it is since you can only look at it from outside) but on the left side...More

Thank Myo M
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Goa means cave. Lawah means bat. So, It's a bat cave. You get the point. There's not really much to it except the bats sightseeing. There are like ten thousands of them in this cave. And what do you know..they were squeaking, flying, pooping. Kind...More

Thank cucaracha86
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8 August 2017|
Response from Lorenanda | Reviewed this property |
The establishment is open daily from 7am to 6 pm
8 August 2017|
Response from Gusti Y | Reviewed this property |
hello acctualy there is no entrance fee at goa lawah temple but there is any donation
9 July 2015|
Response from Lorenanda | Reviewed this property |
What in heavens name are you talking about? First off,I do not run the establishment. I am merely a visitor.Hence I have no bad karma in this regard.Therefore it is extremely bad karma to berate me for something I am in no... More