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Pura Goa Lawah, Bali

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Visit Pura Goa Lawah for a chance to see a quivering mass of leathery bats covering the cave's ceiling and walls. Several Hindu shrines and pagodas surround the cave's entrance, built in the typical many-tiered Balinese style. In addition to the colony of fruit bats, locals believe this cave also houses the mythical serpent Naga Basuki. Although you are unlikely to catch a glimpse of him, you may spot a large python feeding on the fruit bats. By using our Padangbai itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Pura Goa Lawah and other attractions in Padangbai.
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  • August 16, 2017
    There is a beautiful temple to visit if you're in the area. It is only Rp 10,000 for admission including the "skirt" they ask to enter in the temples (I don't remember the name). Do not be fooled by the ladies who try to sell before the entrance to the temple! They ensure that we must have one to visit (which is false since they lend) and sell them at exorbitant prices. The place to visit quickly and there is not much else to do around.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Went here when a funeral was going on so very busy with all the Balinese in ceremonial clothing. We could not go into the cave but our guide took photos of the thousands of bats for us and the pythons...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    "Goa lawah Temple' means the bat-cave, in Indonesia, is a Hindu temple was built by the high priest in 1007, priest Empu cutural Bali. Temple can be seen today is a restored in 2007. Hindus living on the island of Bali people say "MOM KL' after the funeral, God of the sea and the mountains in the Buddha we take practices that purify the soul and, as one of its locations in Goa lawah Temple. To enter the temple and three gates in front of the general public uses as the exit entrance, on the left the right. Gate in the middle of the path of God and thus is usually not used. And proceed to the back of the temple appeared in front of caves, among them inhabit countless bat. This is the cave of bats on the island of Bali and called "Goa lawah'. From the people of Bali are revered as a sacred living holy place is not here and, in a lot of crap never clean.
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  • June 17, 2017
    Nice temple, but not too large. You can finish in 15min. If you are close by, then stop by! Entrance fee is IDR 10000.
  • June 13, 2017
    Made kanti is the best driver in bali and good inggris and good informasion for all of bali and good drive and made now everythink
  • June 30, 2017
    The place is not too big, there was a small cave with full of small bats, but we cannot enter.. the place was not clean, but nice experience..
  • March 4, 2017
    Boys and girls must wear a Sarong. There are vendors selling them in the parking lot. It's best to come prepared. I was shocked at the bat cave. I truly thought there were bats flying around then realized there were hundreds just hanging there! Make sure you tell your children or they may scream!
  • January 26, 2017
    Goa Lawah or Bat cave temple. Hindu's temple. A must visit place in Bali when holiday.

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