Goa Gajah cave

Local nameGoa Gajah
LocationPejeng, Indonesia

This man-made cave is richly decorated with carvings and it also contains bathing pools and fountains. Although it has a terrifying face carved on a facade right above the entrance, it is actually a peaceful place used for meditation. When it was discovered, its entrance was considered to depict elephant's head - hence the name.

This archaeological site dates back to the 9th century and since 1995 it is listed as a UNESCO monument. It is a significant spiritual place, so please wear a scarf or a sarong if you want to enter the temple. They are available at the entrance.

Tags CarvingsPlace of WorshipManmadeArchaeological SiteHinduismCaveUNESCO
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Admission

Adults: IDR 15.000
Children: IDR 7.500

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goa_Gajah

Address Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Coordinates -8°31'24.733" N 115°17'12.313" E

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