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Address: Between Kusamba and Padang Bai | 10 km East of Klungkung, Indonesia
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Another pick by the cab driver we hired during a cruise ship stopover in Bali. The bat "cave" appears rather shallow and is much less impressive than the rest of the temple... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This temple is modest, so in terms of architecture or historical importance, you can pass on this temple however it has a particularity: it hosts a cave filled with bats. So if you're into it it can worth the detour.

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London, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another pick by the cab driver we hired during a cruise ship stopover in Bali. The bat "cave" appears rather shallow and is much less impressive than the rest of the temple structures. We did not see many bats. As usual, carvings were impressive. Not a large temple.

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Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small temple was on our way out of Ubud to go to Tulamben. Really, this temple only warrants about a 20-30 minute stop. Reading other reviews, I see that the ceremonies are quite interesting, but we did not see one while there. As other previously stated, you cannot go into the bat cave, as it is a sacred space... More 

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Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

This temple isn't worth a special trip out of your way, but it is worth a stop if you're heading to Tulamben or other parts northwest. The bats are cool, but know that you cannot actually go into the cave. So, that's a bummer, if you're looking for that pure "guano in your hair" kind of experience. It is a... More 

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1 Thank Dirk B
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

This temple served as the beggining temple to pray after the local people release the ash of their deceased to the sea. there were thousands of bats inside the cave and they made a loud sound but that didnt deter the local people from praying.

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Reviewed March 2, 2017

We were very lucky that it was a beautiful day and they were having a ceremony at the temple. The ceremony took place on the beach on the ocean side then they all parade across to the temple on the Mountain side. It was really a beautiful experience!

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1 Thank ilex21771
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Reviewed February 22, 2017

You'll find stalls outside trying to sell you sarongs saying you need it but the entrance fee to the temple includes the sarong and sash so do not buy outside. Guides will say there is a ceremony going on inside which they can explain but there is no need for a guide here. Take an umbrella as it can be... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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Reviewed February 16, 2017

We were on the way to Sanur from Amed, decided to stop by after the sea salt making place couple kilometers before. After paying the entrance fees that came with sarongs to wrap around our shorts, we went inside. A gate was in place at the entrance of the cave. Only high priests can go in. Fascinating to see hundreds... More 

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Ubud, Indonesia
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Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

Goa Lawah very interesting to visit because of strategic location off the coast with views of sea Kusamba, on the beach sometimes tourists can witness traditional ceremonies and activities can also see bats hanging from the edge of the cave. Bali tourist attraction makes this one worth your visit with your family during the holidays to Bali

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Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

We stopped by with 4 year old in tow. About an hour drive from our location in Ubud. Stayed about 45 minutes mainly to witness a ceremony. Apparently we stumbled upon a cremation ceremony happening around 11:00 am. Lots of worshippers. Downside is we couldn't get close to the cave entrance. Climbing steps to the cave itself as well as... More 

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