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Goa Lawah Temple

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Jl. Raya Goa Lawah | Pesinggahan, Dawan, Indonesia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This 11th-century Balinese Hindu temple is to say the least different from the others being a cave full of thousands of bats. Pura Goa Lawah is often included among the Sad Kahyangan Jagad, or the "six sanctuaries of the world", the six holiest places of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank mavnick
Reviewed 8 February 2019

The Goa Lawah Temple is small but very significant...........it is the bat temple ! It is the home of hundreds/thousands (???) of bats. I am interested in snakes and spotted two, apparently they are a common sight too ! This temple is quirky/quaint and has...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank daf57
Reviewed 25 January 2019 via mobile

Very small temple Spend about 15 minutes here if going by yourself Sarong is needed to enter the temple so bring your own if you can Going with a guide might explain the significance of the temple The sight and sounds of the bats in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank housesteed
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

We stopped here while on the way to kubu, Karangasem. The temple is small and good to look around a bit. The entry is Rp. 30.000 and that includes the sarong so don't buy any from outside. Also, when you buy the tickets there will...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

I had this on my list of things to see on our way up to Candi dasa.Im so glad we stopped.Hawkers are on you giving you a FREE necklace but get you on the way back.....There is an entrance fee of 30000rph per person but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank caddyandbellA
Reviewed 7 December 2018

Nice temple, plenty of bats and even a resident snake which takes a meal when hungry. As others have said the market sellers can be pretty full on compared to other places.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

I was fascinated with the bats and the cave and the history of the temple but the market sellers were very aggressive trying to sell me calendars, post cards sarongs etc.... it made it an uncomfortable experience and detracted from the beautiful temple and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank FrizzyFuzz
Reviewed 20 October 2018

This temple is impressive because it's build at the entrance of a cave. And the cave is full with bats. You can't enter the cave but even standing at the outside you can observe the bats and you can see them fly. As there are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We have been to a few temples in the month that we have been here. Its a beautiful temple and you get a guide to explain things to you. The bat's are fascinating to see. There was a ceremony going on whilst we were there....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank xJackiex
Reviewed 30 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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