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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. Use our Ubud tourist route planner to visit Elephant Cave Ubud on your trip to Ubud, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Not really a Topper! But if you are in the near are you going there anyway as. Unfortunately, it's not very common. Forecast was higher. We have seen more beautiful temples.
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  • Read a lot of reviews here, and hesitated to go or not. In the end, all the place very much. And pishhera and pool, and the territory with daytime, pond and Brook. Don't expect anything Grand. But the place is very pleasant for sure! It is good to wander a bit) Although the area is not too big. There is free entry, if enter from the street Raya Bedulu, then right between houses until the end. And the narrow stairs down along the wall!
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  • We didn't expect much from here at first but our drive recommended we check it out while out for a day trip to Ubud. The price to enter is very small and you wear a sarong if you don't have long pants...  more »