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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. 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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  • Once you are in Ubud are, you should not skip the Elephant Cave. You do not have to spend much time, the area is not very large. Entrance: 15000 rp. If some ladies try to sell you a scarf persuading y...  more »
  • Our guide took us to visit the Goa Gajah temple today. It’s an interesting place discovered buried and excavated, built in the 12th century. Some artifacts are stacked in piles. You can enter the elep...  more »
  • The actual temple is quite small, and it is dark inside. It is worth the climb up and down to the entrance.  more »
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