Do you ever hear about Gala Gala Underground House? If you don’t, make sure you write it on the vacation list. And once you come to Nusa Lembongan – Bali, don’t forget to visit it first. Why? We will answer your whys below. Just check it out!
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It Has A Unique Design Gala Gala Underground House
In fact, Gala Gala Underground House is not a natural place. A local priest has built it many years ago. Moreover, it was literally a house, with complete rooms in it. When its creator, Mangku Byasa, was alive, he used to live in the house. Even if the house looks like a cave, it has still a specific part such as the kitchen and living room.
Aside from the rooms, it also has a meditation place. There are also several Hindu Gods’ paintings on the cave walls. What makes it more unique is the wall composition. It contains the combination of sand and lime, no brick used in the building.
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All-In-One Travel Destination
Do you think visiting Gala Gala Underground House will be boring? Do you think you will just wandering around the cave and get nothing? The fact is Gala Gala Underground House offers more than an in-cave tour. It will give you an education about Hindu and Bali culture as well. If you have an interest in the architecture, you will amaze on how this cave made. Mangku Byasa used no cement when he was developing the cave, but the cow wastes.
In case you think it’s nauseating, after some months, the wastes are mingled by other wall compositions
The Magnificent History
Mangku Byasa got the inspiration to make Gala Gala Underground House from Mahabharata tales. It is said that a thousand years ago, Pandawa ever lost its kingdom because of Kurawa, the bad boys on the story. Kurawa burnt the kingdom down to kill Pandawa. During the escape, Pandawa hid on the underground house. Because of this story, Mangku Byasa dedicated its 15 years just to make the house.
Near With Other Destinations
Gala Gala Underground House is located right on the gate of Nusa Lembongan. Hence, you will find it close to many destinations. For example; Mushroom Bay, Jungut Batu Beach, Dream Beach, and Panorama Point. Therefore, after traveling around the cave, you can enjoy the sea vacation right away. You can go diving, snorkeling, or strolling the mangrove forest in the way back from the underground house.
Easy To Be Reached
When you want to go to Gala Gala Underground House, you don’t need to go too far from the airport. When you arrive at Ngurah Rai, hail the taxi in front of the entrance door. Then go to the Sanur port. From here you can choose the preferred way to come to Nusa Lembongan. You can use a traditional boat, fast boat, or mini cruiser. After 30 minutes sailing the sea, you will get to Mushroom Bay.
With all the facts above, Gala Gala Underground House highly deserves your visit. However, the cost to get there is not that expensive. If you come with, for example, a fast boat, you just need to pay for 100 thousand rupiahs (or less than $10). As for the entry fee, the tourists don’t need to pay more than 50 thousand rupiahs.