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Elephant Cave Ubud, Ubud

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Legend has it that the stunning rock facade at Elephant Cave Ubud 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 Ubud 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 main event here for us were the gardens. A beautiful, serene place where you could happily contemplate for hours if you so desired. The cave was a bit of a let down.  more »
  • Goa Gajah, or Elephant Cave, is located on the island of Bali near Ubud, in Indonesia. Built in the 9th century, it served as a sanctuary. History The origins of the cave are uncertain; one folklore r...  more »
  • Note that you dont need to buy a ripoff sarong at the carpark before entry. They have FREE sarongs at the ticket check station. Interesting place and do walk down the path to the lower garden and wate...  more »

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