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Elephant Cave, Ubud

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#2 of 12 in Nature in Gianyar Regency
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Legend has it that the stunning rock facade at Elephant Cave 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 into our Ubud day trip planning site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Ubud.
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  • We had a pleasant trip here with our guide for the day. Bali history is very interesting and the gardens are beautiful 
    We had a pleasant trip here with our guide for the day. Bali history is very interesting and the gardens are beautiful  more »
  • The cave and architecture is stunning. It is worth the visit. There are quite a few steps to climb which becomes a mission when it is raining as it makes the steps very slippery. There is also a... 
    The cave and architecture is stunning. It is worth the visit. There are quite a few steps to climb which becomes a mission when it is raining as it makes the steps very slippery. There is also a...  more »
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  • Nice temple. There will be some people offering you a tour for money. So if you interested in the history, might be good to pay for the tour. Just looking around was also really nice. The Hindu part of it seems to be smaller than the Buddhist part, but both are beautiful. At the parking lot some people will try to sell you the Sargon. I didn’t really saw where you could rent it, but it is possible. If you plan yo visit other temples, might be worthy to buy one. The prices are not cheap tough. Around 150k for one
  • A beautiful place you can visit easily. There is also a good size traditional market outside that you can find and buy souvenirs. Don't expect to see something special inside the elephant cave but the place around is very beautiful. There are steps to go down and you will find a small waterfall and a lake which are nice spots for photo. If your program is not too busy you can arrange a visit here. If you are not having many days in Bali prefer something else.

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