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Goa Lawah Temple

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Goa Lawah Temple

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zebragorda wrote a review Apr 2020
Zihuatanejo, Mexico282 contributions56 helpful votes
With so many Temple to see in this part of the world we became a little jaded by this time but still impressed by the structure
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Cassie W wrote a review Feb 2020
Windaroo, Australia841 contributions111 helpful votes
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 sarong on me a lady threw a necklace over my head saying it was a gift. I knew I'd be paying for that later. They have it down to a fine art though and you kind of have to go with the flow. The guide was pretty informative and I learned more about the temples and beliefs. The cave was incredible with the roof completely covered in bats. The ceremony involved many groups of people bringing their offerings while many others sat and prayed. I enjoyed watching the proceedings for a while. As we left the hard sell started. The guide had told us about the Balinese calendar and he brought over a woman who wanted to sell us one. She made sure to mention karma is a thing. Then one step outside the gates, the necklace ladies were swarming around us. They were super aggressive to the point of being nasty and it spoiled the experience for me. It also felt out of place, yelling at the tourists while a sacred ceremony was going on inside. I don't blame them for wanting to make money from the tourists - we are asking them to share their culture and lives with us. And I have no objection to paying entrance fees and guides etc. But this sort of aggressive behaviour pits us against each other - tourists vs locals. It was very calculated too - different ladies put necklaces on each of us so they could claim we were supposed to buy something from each of them. It turned a great experience into a very uncomfortable one. It doesn't have to be like that. This was the only place we experienced this to this level in Bali.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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sleepy155 wrote a review Jan 2020
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida157 contributions54 helpful votes
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 sarongs but they are available for rent if you did not bring your own. Nice stop on a tour of the east side of Bali.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Liefhebber wrote a review Jan 2020
Breda, The Netherlands6,562 contributions12,514 helpful votes
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We rented a car with driver and guide for a whole day for € 65,00 to make a trip to Goa Lawah, Goa Gaja and The Besakih Temple. And to enjoy the view on our way. Tis is a nice little temple known for its bats. There was a ceremonie going on and at the back lots of women where making offers for a festivity. We took a guide at the temple to get more explanation, his English wasn't that good unfortunately. Nice to visit for one hour. We hadden een auto met chauffeur en gids gehuurd voor 1 dag voor € 65,00. We hadden zelf een route gepland naar Goa Gaja, Goa Lawah en de Besakih tempel. Deze grot staat bekend om de vleermuizen. We huurden ook een gids hier maar die sprak helaas niet al te best Engels. Er was een ceremonie bezig, wat altijd leuk om te zien is. Achter de tempel waren veel vrouwen bezig om offertjes te maken voor een religieus feest. \ Leuk om even te bezoeken, trek een uurtje uit.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Ni P wrote a review Dec 2019
Taito, Japan96 contributions51 helpful votes
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We made a quick stop at this temple and were pleasantly surprised. There was a real prayer ceremony going on .. which made it very Interesting.. . The ticket price includes matching yellow sarongs for all visitors and made for nice pictures ! Unfortunately for us- we went at 1 pm when the sun was at its peak. The several dozen or more bats hanging from the cave - easily visible from a distant .. you don’t have to walk much .. was pretty cool.. this temple is also right across the beach / walk way.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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