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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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  • Earned itself on our “to visit place” after seeing photos of the exterior online. Would recommend for photographers or avid instagrammers, otherwise nothing much on the inside.  more »
  • Temple with very interesting history. 15,000 rupiah to enter, sarong is included so don’t buy one! Hard to get picture of cave without annoying tourists so try to come when not too busy  more »
  • Went early in the morning so it was still quiet and not that many tourists there yet. Interesting temple with beautiful setting and amazing details in the carving.  more »

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