Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Indonesia  /  Bali  /  Gianyar Regency  /  Ubud  /  Elephant Cave

Elephant Cave, Ubud

2.6
#2 of 12 in Nature in Gianyar Regency
Cave · Nature / Park
Legend has it that the stunning rock facade at Elephant Cave 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 into our Ubud day trip planning site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Ubud.
Create an itinerary including Elephant Cave
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Elephant Cave reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 3.5
5,067 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • As the only tourists here during our visit, we had a fabulous experience enhanced by a guide within the temple. This is truly a special place in Balinese history and through our guide we were able.....  more »
  • This was the second stop for us on a private day tour with a Bali Res Centre driver. Goa Gajah, also known as the Elephant Cave Temple, was formed in the 9th century. The exact origins of the cave.....  more »

Plan your trip to Ubud

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.