Elephant Cave Temple ( Goa Gajah ) is one of places interest Ubud, Bali. Located in Bedulu village, Gianyar, 27 km from Denpasar. And added to the UNESCO tentative world heritage list on 19 October 1995, in the culture category.

Name of Goa Gajah ( elephant cave ) is written on Papyrus Negara Kertagama. Which was compiled by Mpu Prapanca in 1365 M. Lwah / Loh means river. It reflects the meaning that the hermitage is located on the Gajah River or at Air Gajah.

Elephant Cave Temple

This complex contains images of Hinduism and Buddhism. Because the cave contains Linga and Yoni symbol of Shiva. A picture of Ganesha, while on the banks of the river there are carvings of stupas and chattra, images of Buddhism.

In addition, Elephant Cave Temple was rediscovered by Dutch archaeologists in 1923. And in 1954 was found again bathing in front of the cave. Followed by restoration and reinstalation of the bath area.

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Ceremony Time on Elephant Cave Temple

Piodalan or a ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of the temple was held on Anggara Kasih Prangbakat. Tuesday on the Balinese 210-day Pawukon calendar.  Corresponding to different dates on the Gregorian each year calendar

Some important areas

Elephant Cave Temple ( goa gajah )
Elephant Cave Temple – Goa Gajah Ubud Bali

In the northern part of the temple, Gua Alam stretches in the shape of the letter T. In this cave there is a statue that is considered a god of science. This location can be found several statues and Trilangga surrounded by eight small phallus.

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On the cave wall, there are hermitage niches and the face of the Cave is decorated with carvings depicting the forest with its contents. Likewise, there is a short description that reads “Kumon” and “Sahywangsa”. Which according to the type of letters allegedly originated in the 11th century.

Meanwhile in the west of the cave, there is a building that maintains a squat statue inside. A statue of Ganesha and the Brayut Men Statue. The last in Buddhist mythology is known as Hariti, the savior of children.

Dress Rules

Tourists who visit are obliged to wear a scarf or sarong because in addition to functioning as an archaeological attraction. Because this temple is also a holy place or a holy place. Sarongs and scarves are available at this location.

Entrance Fee :

Entrance fee IDR.15.000/adult and IDR. 7.500/child

How to Get there?

To reach this location you can use a motor bike, a car with his own driver, and Rent a car with driver. Because the path to the location is somewhat winding and confusing. We suggest you take a Bali Private transport with driver Or take a one-day Kintamani tour. It will fill your holiday with an amazing atmosphere, I am sure you will be amazed at the scenery in front of you.