Goa Lawah

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About 43 kilometers east of Denpasar, on Padang Bai road, Klungkung, this temple is believed to be one prominent temple in Bali. One of the most sacred temples in Bali, which was built in the 11th century by the high priest “Empu Kuturan”. It’s famous for its bat cave. Inside the temple, one will find a natural cave inhabited by thousands of bats hanging down from the ceiling, flying around, and singing as well as holy python snakes that often appear around the cave. A story tells that the cave has an end at Goa Temple, Besakih.

Goa Lawah bat cave, Bali

The bat cave temple, about 7 km of Padai Bai, is one major tourist attraction. It is one of the state temples of Klungkung.

Constructed by Empu Kuturan in 1007

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