Elephant Cave Ubud, Ubud

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#2 of 7 in Nature in Gianyar Regency
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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  • Explored the grounds and checked out the cave. The cave is okay but the view from the gardens is the most interesting part of it. Lots of stairs so not ideal if you can’t move around well. They includ...  more »
  • I will say briefly. ... with it along the way, guests can visit-take specially there is absolutely no sense. This place does not surprise you like (except for fees) and is not worth the absolute time. The fact that the environment is nice because nature, forests, green form the environment but nei have this in other places?
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  • Archaeological sites had never visited when you go to Ubud. Admission fee: 50,000 rupiah. It seems every year increase. Is the distance from the center of Ubud so I went with comfort. I think because I wanted the bike to get first road and is not good to go in the car. Besides the caves and bathing, seeing there.
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