Goa Lawah

Padang Bai | 80761 Dawan (Pesinggahan)

Goa Lawah

Goa Lawah also known as bat cave is very important to the Balinese Hindu community and one of Bali’s most important temples. It's like Tanah Lot or Pura Besakih one of Bali's key nine directional temples and serves particularly as a guardian against dark spirits from the ocean.
Mpu Kuturan who was one of tha priests who laid the foundation for Hinduism on Bali founded the temple in the 11th century. Some shrines in the compound are still dating back to that early period.