Elephant Cave Ubud, Ubud

2.6
#2 of 8 in Nature in Gianyar Regency
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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  • Sarong ( veshti ) which needed for entering temple is provided when you purchase tickets at all temples in Bali. No need to buy at the shops near by. Balinese Hindu temple with few steps up and down. ...  more »
  • The place where it is has some appeal, the cave itself, is not at all striking, if you go with the days counted and you have to move quickly through Bali, it is a totally expendable place.
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