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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  • Our family stopped for a short visit at the Temple, as we were told it was the oldest (11th century) in Bali. The cost was $50,000 IDR for our family of four, and a sarong was provided at no...  more »
  • Another temple in Bali. Seems very old. It is a shame that there is no readily available information displayed on these temples for ready reference. Very nice atmosphere. You can be bothered by the...  more »
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