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Pura Goa Lawah

Between Kusamba and Padang Bai | 10 km East of Klungkung, Indonesia
+62 361 222387
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“bat cave” (48 reviews)
“bats hanging” (8 reviews)
“small temple” (10 reviews)
Between Kusamba and Padang Bai | 10 km East of Klungkung, Indonesia
+62 361 222387
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The temple was very beautiful and we happened to catch a prayer ceremony in front of the bat cave. Very interesting history and a worthwhile stop. Recommended.

Thank TravelingSuz
Reviewed November 6, 2017

I think this is rather over-rated. If you want to see the bats, wait across the road (no entrance fee) at dusk. The post-card sellers tried to give us a "free gift" of a cheap wooden necklace, then demanded that we buy postcards since they...More

1  Thank Philip F
Reviewed October 30, 2017

This is an amazing temple rich in both culture and history. As I understand it, people from all over Bali must come to THIS Temple 30 days after their loved ones have been cremated for to complete the ceremony for reincarnation. So as you can...More

Thank ltcthatsme
Reviewed October 19, 2017

Great temple, with knowledgeable local guides. It was a little frustrating that we weren't allowed to bring our day tour guide into the temple though. The local guides to expect a donation, and they also try and pressure you into buying things at the end...More

Thank mbetowler
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

Everyone must cover their legs by wearing a sarong before entering this interesting venue so close to the beach, great photos

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed October 1, 2017

these reviews are repetitive because 1) temples have lots of poor people making offerings they probably can't afford (just like American Christians- 700 club Joel Osteen Catholicism tithing Mormons etc) 2) you have to walk thru the sales gauntlet which feels more like pressured panhandling...More

Thank venusbirth
Reviewed September 22, 2017

One of the most important temples included in the series of Balinese ceremonies at sea. As the name suggests "Goa" means the cave there is a very deep cave no one knows how deep the cave hole, inside the cave mouth of thousands of bats...More

Thank Alliekursch
Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

Nice place with many bats. Wear sarong to enter. And dont talk to women who try to sell you things at the entrance, they give you "free" necklace but then you have to buy another thing.

Thank Martina N
Reviewed September 14, 2017

We went here on a tour and as we were going past, worth stopping to see all the bats in the temple, but certainly not worth a special trip. We were told to stay behind anyone there for a ceremony and it seems always people...More

1  Thank Trina M
Reviewed September 5, 2017

This is an interesting temple especially as you are able to watch the bats fly around. However Bali has so many other amazing temples that I would only recommend to visit this temple if you are passing by. If you do visit BEWARE of the...More

1  Thank Zamy83
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August 8, 2017|
Response from Lorenanda | Reviewed this property |
The establishment is open daily from 7am to 6 pm
August 8, 2017|
Response from Gusti Y | Reviewed this property |
hello acctualy there is no entrance fee at goa lawah temple but there is any donation
July 9, 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