Goa Lawah/Bat Cave

Gua Lawah or Bat Cave is one of favorite places of interest in Bali and it is located near of hilly bank so it is called reef of Middle hill. This cave is located in Pasinggahan countryside, Dawan sub district, Klungkung Regency, east part of Bali and about 1,5 hours from Denpasar Town. There is a nature cave dwelt by thousands of tail bat located at north side from Jeroan/center of Goa Lawah Temple . Meanwhile the main road from Klungkung to Amlapura is just in front of the temple. This cave is apposite to the beautiful beach with black sand along the coastal area. 

Gua Lawah, Bat Cave, Places of Interest, East Bali

Goa Lawah, a shrine for Balinese Hindu

Gua Lawah Temple, Bat Cave, East BaliPursuant to the papyrus of Dwi Jendra Tattwa, the Goa Lawah's name is Goa Lelawah, the name which is given by Danghyang Nirartha (a priest overspread the Hindu teaching in Bali) when he stop in this place on his Tirtha Yatra trips. He arrive at a cave which is a lot of bats hang on and its unbroken voice clamor as hymn to add the beauty of the cave. Therefore this cave is named by Goa Lawah/Bat Cave. On the above cave is growth by the flower trees with it's smelt fragrance and stimulus the peace mind of Danghyang Nirartha, so that he overnight stay for some nights in this place. From the cave we see also the beautiful coast with the blue ocean with Nusa Penida Island as a backdrop.

Goa Lawah Temple History

  • According to the chronicle of Bendesa Mas, it mentions that the elaborations of Mpu Kuturan (a Hindu priest who come from Java) then he live in Bali which has been hosted in Silayukti, Padang Bai. He also builds some temple like Goa Lawah Temple
  • According to the Papyrus of Dwijendra Tattwa, it narrates that after Danghyang Nirartha stay some nights at Goa Lawah, then he build a Kahyangan Temple on the ground. It means that Danghyang Nirartha extends the Palinggih or temple building existing at Goa Lawah Temple .

Function of Goa Lawah Temple :

  • Based on Papyrus of Kusuma Dewa, it is Giha Lawah, a palace from Basuki god
  • Based on Papyrus of Padma Bhuwana is explaining that in accordance to holy letter title Pentameter Aksara
  • The structure of Goa Lawah Temple building is based on the temple building from Ista Dewata in particular of Padmasana which is located in front of Siwa Cave as power of entire universe potency
  • Based on Lontar Babad Dalem is implying that Gua Lawah Temple as a good place to execute the Tirtha Yatra or Nyegara Gunung (meditation), because in this place there are nature potency of solidarity that is mount, the sea, goad an watu or petrify

Temple Festival

Temple festival at Goa Lawah is basically divided into 2 types that is Piodalan ceremony, and Ngusaba ceremony. On this event, many Hindu people from entire of the island come and pray. Goa Lawah is a place of interest in Baliand opened for visitors who wish to see the temple closely.<


Taman Sari Temple - Klungkung

Taman Sari Temple environments that include consists of two Meru intercropping eleven and Meru intercropping nine and essentially based on a giant tortoise, surrounded by a pool, wrapped by a dragon Ananthaboga, recounted at the time of the gods turned the water of life (Amerta) for happiness and prosperity .


Environmental Pura Taman Sari is located in Banjar Sengguhan, the northeast city of Semarapura, as far as 500 meters or less, can be achieved with either two wheel drive or four-wheel and road is paved, precisely in Kelurahan Semarapura.


Taman Sari Temple environment had a lot of tourists visit, visited only in the context of related research studies prehistoric objects.


Location of Taman Sari in the Northeast corner of Klungkung town approximately 500 meters from the city center. The beauty of this temple visible from Meru intercropping eleven and Meru intercropping nine out of a pool, from the intercropping eleven decorations can we tolerate that it is like Mount Meru. Meru is based on the giant tortoise, immersed in a sea of milk. Then the gods and the giants play Maha Meru Mountain with a dragon Ananthaboga as coiled, with the centrifugal mountain in a sea of milk produced by a variety of products, including the Amrita (the water of life), Such kinds of products including the Amerta (Water of life). Thus according to the story contained in the Adi Parwa will Amerta greatness as a means of life-giving waters of the world and prosperity and purity. Story theme is very compatible with the environment of life functions Taman Sari Temple. Taman Sari Temple environment as a place to glorify the greatness and save Majapahit legacy weapons owned by the ruler Kepakisan Dynasty as assigned by the King of Majapahit to arrange peace island. Even if the weapons are highly exalted greatness was seized by the Dutch in the war Puputan Klungkung in 1908, Padma namuan decorations as symbols of power Anglayang Majapahit still present in this temple environment. Environmental temple built at the end of the seventeenth century when the king began to shift Kepakisan dynasty descended from Gelgel to as sesuhunan Klungkung in Bali. The most important moments of the Environment recorded Taman Sari Temple is the Supreme Deity Kania wife ordered to destroy the Dutch invasion in 1849 in Kusamba. From environmental Taman Sari Temple, he assigns to use heirloom weapon called the soldiers I Seliksik Klungkung. The mission was successful assignment brilliantly, the Dutch army ravaged the coast Kusamba and the largest loss is the death of General Michiels in battle. Since restored by the Archeological Sanctuary Bali starting in 1979 the environmental beauty of this temple has been returned as usual


Goa Jepang (Japanese Cave)

Japanese CeveGoa Jepang consists of 16 holes, built on the cliff wall, lane major road-Semarapura Denpasar, on the river/Tukad Bubuh. Cave/hole that lie at the northern and southern end of the cave that stands alone. While the 14 fruit again, in them related to each other, is connected by a corridor/hallway. What's interesting about this cave is that Japan is very strategic location is a cave memories of Japanese colonial era and in front of interesting sights can be seen with her splashing Bubuh watershed.


Goa Jepang can be reached easily because of its lane road in the direction-Semarapura Denpasar, precisely in the Banjar Koripan, Banjarangkan Village, Banjarangkan District.


Because the location is very strategic lane busy street, the cave is often a tourist visit, both tourists and foreign tourists.


Japanese CaveCave which consists of 16 holes with a depth of 4 meters, two of which are not related to each other, the one located at the southern tip and one tip of the north, while others connected relationship and connected by a corridor stretching north toward South . This cave was built by Japanese troops trying to defend themselves daslam attack allied troops during the Japanese occupation that is exactly in 1941. This kind of cave, but only consisted of a large hole was also found in the village of Nusa Penida Suana District which is intended to place the sea traffic surveillance in the Strait of Lombok.


Budaga Village Klungkung

Pakraman Budaga Village, that's the name of a village which is located one kilometer west of the City Semarapura, Klungkung. A village with an area of about 35 hectares and a population of approximately 198 heads of households (families), or 733 souls. 367 male 366 female soul and spirit. Since the beginning of its existence, when divided into two Budaga banjar (Banjar Budaga Klod and Budaga Kaler), the people who are really involved pakraman agricultural sector as the main livelihood.

But over time, the farm had now abandoned its citizens. The main reason for the dissolution of agricultural diligent regeneration, but because the area of agricultural land in the traditional village area has decreased as Budaga for residential purposes, the area for the benefit of the traditional villages such as worship (temples), tombs and other places people try several, also because the orientation of the current generation Indigenous Village has also changed in response to Budaga era of development.

So how citizens improve the economy?

World agriculture was not reliable anymore pakraman village located at an altitude of 117 meters above sea level it. In addition to the amount of his remaining diligent pen three families, also because not many agricultural products that can be relied on from there. The young generation whose parents used to pursue the agricultural sector, now not again. They prefer to pursue a new world that can be done at home. If working on someone, it was still in the environment Pakraman Budaga.

One area of work in recent years so engrossed Pakraman Budaga Village residents after switching from agriculture is a brass handicrafts. Various types of products can be made of brass. There gongseng, gerondong, cookie cutters and various pemengku (trophy).

Pemengku special, very fast because the circulation marketing presence coupled with the production of tourist trophy Kamasan village. Sales not only in Bali, but up to the outside Bali and even abroad. However, as the waning pemengku orders, manufacturing orders are also subsided pemengku in Budaga. Craft type too, although I still use the same material switches, brass. Type of craft is the latest bells (banyu).

That is to say, the village is the village Pakraman Budaga various craft bells. Genta and various types of equipment Ida Pedanda plants cult, such as Nawasanga and siwakrana, currently in great demand. In addition to ordering stakeholders throughout Indonesia, was also ordered by foreign customers for the benefit of accessories and souvenirs.

In addition to handicrafts goods for the needs of religious ceremonies, there are also other crafts to souvenirs of the ball is a dream job I Nengah pengerajin Patra one Budaga Village.

In addition, there are groups other craftsmen that brass Crafts Group Kembang Kuning. For one member of the group, production reached 10 bells each month. If dirupiahkan, the result reached Rp 6 million in raw material costs between Rp 3 million to Rp 4 million. However, attendance is strongly influenced production and the arrival of tourists. Including orders.

"If tourism sluggish conditions, automatically affect the production decline," said the administrator, Wayan Sudiarta.


Nusa Penida Area

Nusa Penida is famous for underwater objects, so many divers from all over the country come to Nusa Penida for exploration beautiful underwater panorama Nusa Penida.

In addition to offering sea tour, Richards Bay also has some very beautiful places to visit, including Penida Beach, Atuh Beach, Batumedawu temple, Goa Giri Putri temple, Dalem Ped temple, Puncak Mundi temple, and some springs in the south of Nusa Penida offering spectacular sea Cliffs height with between 50 to 200 meters.

Nusa Penida, located in Klungkung regency, is an island located in the southeast of Bali which is separated by Badung Strait.

At near the island there are also small islands other are Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Lembongan Island.

A Nusa Penida water of the island is famous for such areas are in good Penida Bay, Manta Point, Batu encircled, Batu Lumbung, Batu Abah, Toyapakeh and Malibu Point.
Nusa Penida Island can be reached from Sanur, Kusamba and Padang Bay.

Nusa Penida is a dry area with Chalky soil texture. Most of The Residents work as Seaweed farmers, Fishermen and Laborers, and others as a trader.

The development of the tourism sector is still dominated in Nusa Lembongan, was on the island of Nusa Penida is still not developed at all, just look snorkeling and diving activities.

The main attraction area of Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan is a coral reef that is still natural and diverse fish.

To achieve and enjoy the Nusa Penida area, can also be done with Quicksilver Cruise with an affordable price.


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