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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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  • Unfortunately this was our last temple visited on a big day out so it had a lot to compete with. The elephant cave itself was slightly underwhelming but the waterfall and gardens at the Buddah temple ...  more »
  • This temple is nice but is not extraordinary. Some places are dirty, vendors who jump us on early... Do only if you're in the area!
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  • We missed a big special celebration event by a few days but still a lot of incredible devotional artwork remaining on display. It's worth a visit at anytime.  more »
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