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Elephant Cave Ubud, Ubud

Categories: Caves, Nature & Parks
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2.5/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web
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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  • The elephant cave is a must see when you are in Bali. Because it is almost a public holiday (full moon) there were plenty of preparations under way what the visit even more engaging. You do need a guide or need to book some more explanation. Definitely worth to visit
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  • This is one of the temple that's always on the list when you visit Bali. Sarong is a must, so if you don't have one when you arrive it will be a signal for the vendors to aggressively sell one or more...  read more »
  • The Elephant cave - Goa Gajah is approx 6 Kms from Ubud City Center & can be reached after climbing down 50 odd steps. Wearing a Sarong is compulsary but is offered FREE at the time of checking ticket...  read more »
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