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Goa Lawah – 9 Directional Temples of Bali

Built in the 11th century, the Goa Lawah Temple is home to thousands of bats, hence its name, which literally translates into Bat Cave.

Goa Lawah Temple

Goa Lawah – 9 Directional Temples of Bali

Goa Lawa Temple

Goa Lawah is one of the nine directional temples of Bali and is home to thousands of bats, hence its name, which literally translates into Bat Cave.

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The temple is located along the main road leading to Karangasem and Candidasa. This sacred temple is very popular among tourists and locals alike as it provides a nice break opportunity on the way to the north east of the island. The beach is right across the road and on clear days the outlines of Nusa Penida are clearly visible.

The temple was built in the 11th century by MpuKuturan, one of the earliest priests whom brought Hinduism to Bali, and until today locals are still visiting the temple to bring offers and to pray. The best time to visit is in the morning, because that’s when the people from nearby villages come to the temple for their daily prayers, and obviously you’re expected to maintain a respectful distance and adhere to Balinese temple etiquette.

Legend has it that the dark corridors of this cave lead all the way to Besakih Temple, but this theory has never been tested, as the mysterious cave is also believed to be home to mythical snake king, known as Vasuki; a giant Naga with a crown on his head.

Goa Lawah Entrance Fee

IDR 15,000 per person*

*Although we aim to keep the information on our website up to date, entrance prices may have changed since we last checked. 

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