POINT OF HERMITAGE

“Tucked deep down a steep valley, Goa Garba is a sacred place once used by the might warrior Kebo Iwa as a solitary meditation spot.”

GOA GarbaHistory proofs the existence of Goa Garba since back in 12th century, where the legendary king Jaya Pangus still rules the island. Nowadays, it becomes one of officially preserved ancient site in Bali, occasionally visited by tourist curious of its origin, and locals who wish to meditate and gain some sort of spiritual enlightenment. “Tucked deep down a steep valley, Goa Garba is a sacred place once used by the might warrior Kebo Iwa as a solitary meditation spot.”

goa garba 2Located at Pejeng village, Tampaksiring, Goa Garba is a small niche carved on the side of Pakerisan River, and can only be accessed through a hole on the top of stairs beyond an ancient stone gate. On your way to Goa Garba, you might notice a set of footprint. This believed to be the feet of Kebo Iwa, the mighty Balinese warrior, who’s said to be the first one to discover the spot and use it to meditate and gain spiritual power. The immense mystical aura of the place is amplified by the lush and calm surrounding nature, makes it one of the recommended place to visit for adventurer who wish their holiday away from glimmering city light and bustling atmosphere.

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