"Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave)" Bali Things to Do Tip by zafilm
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The mysterious Goa Gajah (elephant cave) is one of the oldest relics on Bali and its believe to have been a Buddhist hermitage.. The exact time of origin is uncertain, but archeologists estimate the cave to have been built around year 1022 AD. This was long before Majapahit entered the island, and also hundreds of years before the first Europeans set foot here. The site is a mix of Hindu- and Buddhist symbols, among them the cave with the entrance in an artistically carved cliff, a bathing pool with fountains, a statue of the Buddhist goddess Hariti, as well as several other Buddha figures. Inside the Goa Gajah temple where you could view Lord Ganesha,this explaint the name is that it comes from the statue of the elephant god .Goa Gajah can be difficult to find on your own, from south you drive towards Gianyar, by the "baby monument" after Batuan you continue straight ahead towards Ubud, then turn right at Teges towards Bedulu. The site is on the right side two kilometers before the Bedulu village.The best you hire a vehicle or tour shuttle service.
Admission fee: 6000rupiah. Open daily from 9-5
Address: Ubud,Gianyar, Bali
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