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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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  • August 18, 2017
    this is a nice place to visit, lots of stairs though, its quite small so you won't be there for a very long time.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Nice Temple, you can also end the forests here in hiking what definitely is. Here too there are reasonable differences in altitude, so get ready for lots of stairs and do comfortable shoes on. Parking is a parking fee.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The elephant cave is a small temple as a lot of other on the island of Bali, but however is worth visiting, it is a small 15 meters deep about cave in which there are some statues... very typical.
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