Goa Gajah, the Elephant Cave

Goa Gajah (the Elephant Cave), is located in a steep valley just outside of Ubud near the town of Bedulu (see map). Built at least 700 years ago, the cave was rediscovered in the 1920s and fully excavated 30 years later.

A view of the site from above the valley.
In front of the cave are enormous rectangular bathing pools with water fountains.
The entrance of the cave, with its menancing face. You can make out the profile of an elephant if you look at the face's hair; the elephant's trunk is hanging over its ear to the right.
Susanne in front of the cave.
Andy and Susanne; both of us are wearing traditional sarongs and temples scarves around our waists to respect the religious nature of the site.

Ubud | The Ubud Monkey Forest | The Dances of Bali | The Kecak Dance | The Alam Jiwa Hotel | Cooking at Casa Luna | The Elephant Cave of Goa Gajah | Yeh Pulu | Gunung Kawi | Mengwi | Tanah Lot and Ulu Watu | Shadow Puppets | Candidasa and the Watergarden Hotel | Pura Goa Lawah | Pura Besakih | Visit to a Cremation | Tirta Gangga's Rice Paddies | Amed and the Santai Hotel | Lake Bratan | Dance Practice in Nyuhkuning | Pura Semuan Tiga's Odalan Festival
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