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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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  • One if nice cave on Ubud with Elephant head when we go entree inside. Quite unique place. The fish pool also nice with giant fish there  more »
  • Magical place. All the charm of Bali exceptional vegetation and spirituality Attention it's hot l after noon.
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  • This temple was built between the 9th century and 11 century.To enter this one has to wear sarongs as legs can't be uncovered but don't worry you don't need to buy as they are available for free to we...  more »