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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  • Small temple with overpriced entrance fee although this does include the loan of a tatty sarong that you must wear before being allowed in. Women are not allowed in if they are menstruating! This is.....  more »
  • Decided to walk from ubud after walking round monkey forest. Too much for me but if you fit ok. Thought cave would have been bigger inside very decorative on the outside  more »
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