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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  • This is a great spiritual place to visit close to Ubud. I had been worried it would be too crowded but we got there around 9:30/10 and had most of the place to ourselves along with just a few other...  more »
  • This place was a real surprise and had a fascinating history. The cave has been founded in the 20's and the other surroundings in the '50s. The cave was probably carved in the 9th century, so it's...  more »
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