Pura Goa Lawah ( Bat Cave Temple )
Mystical Bat Cave temple
One of Bali's most important temples is Goa Lawah. It has a structure built around a cave mouth where swarms of bats can be found. Its name translates simply to 'Bat Cave.' Mpu Kuturan, one of the early priests who laid the roots of Hinduism on the island, founded the temple in the 11th century.
It's a popular stopover for Balinese traveling to the eastern sections of the island, who bring offerings and short prayers before continuing on their journey. It is frequently included in many temple trips for foreign visitors and is one of the first sites on tours to Candidasa and the Karangasem regency. The silhouette of Nusa Penida Island can be seen clearly on the horizon from Goa Lawah.
Open : Daily, 09.00 am - 05.00 pm