When you make a plan to visit Bali, this is will be an important thing for your agenda. Underground House in Nusa Lembongan is an unique and interesting tourist destination for you to visit. When you are interesting with that you just need to spend your trip for one day to make a full day trip in Lembongan island. To go to Lembongan you just need to go to Sanur or Klungkung and go there by boat.
Don’t be afraid with your journey in Lembongan, when you are in Lembongan that will be an unforgettable holiday for you, you can to ride motorcycle everywhere here and you just need to rent it with the local society there. One of the most interesting tourist destiination in Lembongan islands is the underground house. This unique house is called Gala-Gala underground house it was built in 1961 and finished in 1976 it took 15 years to finish building the underground house. It is constructed under a 4 hectare land. The house was built by a farmer called Made Byasa who was also a preist and a Dalang (shadow puppet performer). Made Byasa was inspired by a Hindu epic to build this houses, it was the Mahabrata from “Wana Parwa” episode.
The story tells about Pandawa and his familiy’s life in the middle of the forest after being banned because of gambling loses with Kurawa. They were challenged to live their life in the forest for 12 years. There were lots of challenges that they had to face in the forest, Pandawa felt unsafe and thought Kurawa were out to kill their family. So he built a cave to protect his family and named the cave Gala-Gala. From that episode, Made Byasa was inspired to build his own cave.
Before entering the underground house, visitors would find photographs of the creator Made Byasa, 2 traditional buildings, a well, small shrine and a sacred Bayan tree. The underground house consists of 3 entrances, the alley reaches up to 7 meters under the ground. To enter the house, visitors must go down through a 2 meter stairs, the rooms in this house is only 1 to 2 meters high, therefore some people must bend as they go and explore the house one room to another room. This incredible labyrinth houses include bedroom, kitchen, dining room, bathroom, a well and a sacred meditation room. Gala-Gala cave is the top tourist attraction in Nusa Lembongan, it is a great asset and everyday this caves is visited by lots of tourist.
This place is a recommended place for you to visit, and if you are have a plan to make an underground house, you will get inspiration from here.