The holiday period will be very pleasant if spent in Bali. An island in Indonesia that holds a lot of beauty and uniqueness that can provide unforgettable memories. Therefore, it is not surprising that this island is always crowded with tourists, both foreign tourists and local tourists.
Every tourist will not feel bored while on vacation in Bali because there are many choices of tourist attractions that can be visited. Where one of the attractions is a place that displays its natural beauty such as Goa Giri Putri.
Telling a Brief History of Goa Giri Putri
Goa Giri Putri Temple in Nusa Penida is a universal heavenly temple, the meaning of the name attached to this place is, the word cave of course because the temple is in a cave, the word giri means mountain or hill, while Putri means woman.
The word princess symbolizes the motherly nature of the embodiment of Ida Sang Hyang Widi Wasa. So overall Pura Goa Giri Putri means a temple located in a cave where the manifestation of God as a woman resides, namely Hyang Giri Putri, in this case the power of Lord Shiva.
Sacred Activities in Goa Giri Putri
The location of Goa Giri Putri is close to the coastline. To get to this temple, from the parking lot tourists have to climb dozens of stairs because the temple is on a hillside, so that along the way tourists can relax while enjoying the natural sea view.
Next to Tri Purusa Temple there is a cave entrance in the form of a small cave or hole and only enough for 1 adult, so tourists have to enter one by one sometimes having to crawl a few meters to reach it. to the main room in the cave. Of course, it will be an interesting experience while traveling. Moreover, there is a large room that can even accommodate up to 5,000 people, wide and long, as well as a number of beautiful standing shrines decorated with natural stalagmites and stalactites.
Goa Giri Putri Tourism Attraction
Giri Putri Cave is certainly familiar to most Balinese people, especially Hindus. Many temples can be found easily in Bali, one of which is in Goa Giri Putri. Besides Dalem Ped Temple, this temple which is located on the hillside is also the most popular prayer destination in Nusa Penida, Klungkung. So that the temple in Goa Giri Putri becomes a spiritual tourist destination that must be visited.
Many interesting and unique things can be found in Goa Giri Putri, therefore this place is used as one of the tourist attractions. Aside from being a place for people to worship, the Goa Giri Putri temple can complete the list of tourist destinations on the island of Nusa Penida Klungkung, where this temple is indeed unique in a cave. Even though they are in the cave, tourists do not feel stuffy, because the cave space is quite large, the cave is also a passage so that there is enough oxygen.
In Karangsari Village, Nusa Penida District, Klungkung Regency.