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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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  • A simple temple like there is everywhere in indonesia ! Nothing special for me. You can visit in 15min. There is a small cave, nothing special inside, really small and impossible to breath. Around the...  more »
  • Don't expect anything! Apart from the cave site is not exceptional and the setting very blah. PX: 15,000 rps per person.
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  • Was not of the most beautiful places I saw in Bali but I advise to visit because there's a lot of culture in the country
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