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Elephant Cave, Ubud

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Legend has it that the stunning rock facade at Elephant Cave was created by a giant from Balinese mythology. Historians actually know very little about the ancient cave's origins, except that it probably dates back to the 11th century. Despite its misleading name, no elephants live inside this cavern. A place built for meditation, the cave features a facade depicting a group of frightening creatures and demons--the main figure above the entrance somewhat resembles an elephant, which explains the cave's name. Walk through the menacing mouth of this creature to see a statue representing Ganesha, an elephant-headed god. Put Elephant Cave into our Ubud day trip planning site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Ubud.
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  • The Elephant Cave is on every list of "must sees" in Ubud. For us, a complete let down. Your 50 IRB entry fee will come with a sarong, which must be worn by both men and women at Balinese Hindu...  more »
  • Actually two temples. Hindu and Buddhist. Very interesting conversation with a person who checked tickets about God, bielievs, history of place, excavations and meditation. Very mystic place worth to....  more »
  • The temple complex is huge with gardens to explore. However, the cave is tiny inside with the presence of both Hindu and Buddhist elements. Mainly, it seems to be dedicated to Hindu Lord Ganesha. As.....  more »

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