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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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Sayan Valley offers luxury accommodations atmospherically designed to fit the look and feel of the natural surroundings, with infinity pools, wooden lodges, and yoga-ready verandas aplenty. Less expensive alternatives are also available, albeit with fewer amenities and a little less isolation. If you wish to stay in Ubud itself, look for charming and inexpensive rooms rented by local families (with many including breakfast in the cost), or consider the pricier single-occupancy apartments.
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  • Perhaps i had bigger expactations, but to be honest nothing special. A black whole that leads in small cave room.. dont drive long hours to get here, not wotht it in comparison to other great things t...  more »
  • A to-do list in Ubud. But please don't get rip-off by the vendors at the parking lot. They are trying to sell you the sarongs to cover your legs and knees (for guys as well). You get conned once you d...  more »
  • It may take 30 minutes if you are in hurry to 3 hours to explore the are. it a great temple to visit in Ubud. The ancient works of sculpture of amazing. You have to wear long dresses for women and men...  more »