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Goa Lawah temple

Goa Lawah temple


Places of interest :: Goa Lawah is one of tourist places and destination in Bali, Goa Lawah is a cave in which the walls vibrate with thousands of bats, below is the information.

Goa Lawah is Located nine kilometers from Klungkung, located near of hilly bank so it is called reef of Middle hill. This cave is located in Pasinggahan countryside, Dawan sub district, Klungkung Regency, east part of Bali and about 1,5 hours from Denpasar Town. Meanwhile the main road from Klungkung to Amlapura is just in front of the temple. This cave is apposite to the beautiful beach with black sand along the coastal area. Goa Lawah is a cave in which the walls vibrate with thousands of bats, the Bat Cave name comes from the fact that this well-built blessed complex rises right facing a cave where factually thousands of bats hang serenely from its walls, slumbering until the time comes to take off in fight, normally at night, to go look for good.


Pursuant to the papyrus of Dwi Jendra Tattwa, the Gua Lawah’s name is Gua Lelawah, the name which is given by Danghyang Nirartha (a priest overspread the Hindu teaching in Bali) when he stop in this place on his Tirtha Yatra trips. He arrive at a cave which is a lot of bats hang on and its unbroken voice clamor as hymn to add the beauty of the cave. Therefore this cave is named by Gua Lawah/Bat Cave. On the above cave is growth by the flower trees with it’s smelt fragrance and stimulus the peace mind of Danghyang Nirartha, so that he overnight stay for some nights in this place. From the cave we see also the beautiful coast with the blue ocean with Nusa Penida Island as a backdrop.
The cave is part of a temple that is said to lead all the way to Besakih but it’s unlikely that anyone would be interested in investigating.

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