Goa Lawah Temple: Unique temple with bat cave

goa lawah temple

Goa Lawah Temple is one of the tourist attractions that are visited by many tourists on vacation to Bali. Goa Lawah Temple is a temple in which there are caves inhabited by thousands of bats.

Location Goa Lawah Temple is located in Pesinggahan village, Dawan sub-district, Klungkung district. The location of the temple is also one lane with Candidasa tours, tours are close to Goa Lawah such as Kusamba beach, Bukit Belong, and Yeh Malet beach.

Goa Lawah Temple is known to be one of the six important temples in Bali. Five other temples besides Goa Lawah Temple are Lempuyang temple, Silayukti temple, Andakasa temple, Batukaru temple, and Uluwatu temple. Goa Lawah comes from 2 words namely Goa and Lawah, said Lawah in Bali language is a bat.

The uniqueness of Goa Lawah Temple is found in caves that are inside the temple and located under shady trees and on the cave walls are seen hanging bats. In front of the cave, there is also a place of worship for Hindus who worship, large ceremonies are usually held every 6 months.

The road to Goa Lawah Temple enters a hilly area and is opposite the beach. On this beach, a temple was built called Segara Temple. Segara Temple is a temple of surrounding communities, most of whose livelihoods are fishermen to worship the sea gods.

Large parking area outside the temple and on the beach. This tourist area is crowded with foreign and domestic tourists when there are large ceremonies and holiday seasons. When entering the Goa Lawah Temple tour, along the way you will find stalls offering food and more. There are several stalls that offer Balinese specialties, namely seafood processed into satay.

This temple is a Hindu holy place, so every visitor must follow the rules before entering the temple area such as:

  1. Every tourist who visits is obliged to wear a sarong or a belt.
  2. Women who are menstruating are not allowed to visit the temple area.
  3. Visitors are expected not to pass in front of people who are praying.
  4. Visitors are prohibited from littering and smoking around the temple area.
  5. Visitors are prohibited from climbing the stairs that are in the place of worship.


How interested are you to visit Goa Lawah Temple to enjoy the unique place and Balinese culture?. Immediately visit Goa Lawah Temple tourist attraction and witness its beauty and uniqueness.