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Address: Jl. Raya Goa Gajah, Ubud 80581, Indonesia
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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This 11th-century cave is entered through the carved mouth of a demon.

This 11th-century cave is entered through the carved mouth of a demon.

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Small Sacred Cave with Elephant Carving

We were fortunate enough to rent motorbikes and get a guide/taxi guy take us to this Site- foregoing the expensive tour rate. This ancient cave is located on beautiful grounds... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We were fortunate enough to rent motorbikes and get a guide/taxi guy take us to this Site- foregoing the expensive tour rate. This ancient cave is located on beautiful grounds containing steep stairs that lead to a waterfall, a pond and a small forest. There are women strategically set up along the steps selling water and other beverages. Although beautiful... More 

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Evergem, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

The elephant cave is a part of the Goa Gajah complex where you have beside the cave also some springs, ponds and a smaller garden. The cave entry is marked by a big elephant head carved in the rocks, inside you can view some statues too. The complex is nice to have a walk there and enjoy the peaceful surrounding.... More 

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Thank HugoColle
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice to see, the mouth to the cave is beautiful. The inside is small, hot and smells of incense. Nice gardens you can walk around in as well. Doesn't take that long to see everything. Entrance fee is 15k IDR each. Don't be fooled by the ladies in the parking lot saying you need a sarong, they give you one... More 

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Thank OsborneEL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I enjoyed visiting this temple. It is quite large with many things to see and great photo opportunities. Yes, you must wear a sarong when visiting, no big deal, they have them there for you if you need one. You can imagine how peaceful and serene this place must have been before tourists starting visiting. The elephant cave is very... More 

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Litomerice, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Cave itself is not very interesting, but the site is really nice and peaceful. Don´t buy a sarong on the parking, you will get one free after buying a ticket.

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Thank Jiri H
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a 11th century Hindu temple that was buried to hide from an invading emperor. Parts of the temple have been destroyed due to excessive water. Interestingly there was also a Buddhist temple that has now collapsed. We hired a guide inside the temple, who gave us a lot of historical background. Some parts of the story were hard... More 

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East Java, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Mostly all places in Bali have temples. When we want to enter any temple in Bali we need to wear Sarong, and I already prepared for it :D If you dont have your own sarong, you can rent there. The entrance ticket is idr 15.000 per person. when you enter this place, there will be some locals that offer to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Elephant cave is interesting to see but the real beauty is in the buddhist side next to it. I would have loved staying there for a meditation moment ... but I was there in the low season with very limited number of visitors.

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Newhaven, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is more about the market stalls around it than visiting the temple. Concrete steps and paths certainly don't add to the charm!

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Thank Jenni F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As with other temples there is much more too this place. The surrounding grounds are beautiful and worth the visit by themselves. It wasn't too busy and there were guides available to tell you the history.

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