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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Pura Goa Lawah and other Padangbai attractions using our handy Padangbai online travel planner .
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  • Since this tourist attraction is located close to my great grandpa house so I’m familiar with this place. Nothing fancy really but it is very neat to watch hundreds of bats flying all around the cave....  more »
  • As we travelled away from Candidasa we made a stop at this ancient temple. To many locals it's the 'Bat Cave'. Tons of bats in the cave. It's a sacred temple with many on goings like ceremonies, praye...  more »
  • We decided to do some cultural excursion and visited the “bat cave”. Greeted very warmly we were given sarongs and a tour guide named Wayan offered us to explain more about the temple. As our knowledg...  more »
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  • Thousands of Hindu temples are on the island of Bali. One is bigger, another smaller, but essentially all is equal. During the holiday you can visit 1-3 and it will be enough for you. I do not advise you to specially go to one or another sanctuary.
  • Goa lawah temple is worth to visit. There is a cave full of bats. thats why the temple named "Goa Lawah" - bat's cave (but not bruce wayne's cave). Dont forget to bring a saroong or you can buy there, you cant get in to the temple without it. Also ask your local guide what is the best time to visit the temple, you can see one of Balinese Ceremony if you come in the right time.
  • Tiny nice temple full with bats. Not overpriced yet as all other temples in Bali, you just pay 6000 rupiah each.
  • Beautiful temple. You can hear and see the bats
  • Very cheap 7,000 rupee for one persob. But not well maintained. Note, do not buy sarong from outside as there are free inside at ticket booth, just return after tour. We were offered sarong for 100,000 rupee each which dropped to 50,000 rupee each after negotiation. Then we learnt that there are free inside.

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