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Klungkung

The great temple Pura Goa Lawah is located in the district of Klungkung. Its attraction is the holy bat cave. On the cave ceiling and over the entrance thousands of fruit bats hang on the rocks. Those visitors who are not afraid of the buzzing and the acrid smell of the animals and their droppings can experience religious Hindu ceremonies live in the temple.

The cave was probably already an ancient place of worship for animistic religions, before the temple was foundet in the 11th century was of Empu Kuturan, a Hindu priest from Java. It is one of the six holy temple on Bali. The Balinese believe in an underground tunnel that will connect the cave with the holy Besakih Temple, which represents the connection between the lower and upper world.

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INFO: Goa Lawah

The great temple Pura Goa Lawah is located in the district of Klungkung. Its attraction is the holy bat cave. On the cave ceiling and over the entrance thousands of fruit bats hang on the rocks. Those visitors who are not afraid of the buzzing and the acrid smell of the animals and their droppings can experience religious Hindu ceremonies live in the temple.

The cave was probably already an ancient place of worship for animistic religions, before the temple was foundet in the 11th century was of Empu Kuturan, a Hindu priest from Java. It is one of the six holy temple on Bali. The Balinese believe in an underground tunnel that will connect the cave with the holy Besakih Temple, which represents the connection between the lower and upper world.


HOTEL: Khrisna Homestay

Hotel Klungkung Banjar Tabola, Sideme, Bali
from $ 27 p/n
Khrisna Homestay is located in the village of Sidemen, about 8km away from Klungkung. The charming accommodation offers private terraces and open-air shower facilities. Massage services and room service are available on request. It takes 40 minutes by car from the hotel to Kusamba Beach.


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