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Goa Lawah Temple, Bali

#19 of 103 in Historic Sites in Bali
Visit Goa Lawah Temple 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 Goa Lawah Temple and other Padangbai attractions using our handy Padangbai online travel planner.
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  • There was a ceremony happening so we could not go up through the entrance. We were given a guide who took great pains to tell us that he does not get a salary so he would welcome tips. While he put a....  more »
  • This small temple has a cave behind the main alter that is the home of thousands of bats. There are many legends but the main attraction are the bats. Outside many vendors will try to sell you...  more »
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