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Elephant Cave Ubud

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This 11th-century cave is entered through the carved mouth of a demon.
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Jl. Raya Goa Gajah | Desa Bedulu, Ubud 80581, Indonesia
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Reviewed yesterday

Not sure why it's called the Elephant Cave - to attract tourists? It's actually a Ganesha Temple on one side and the other side had the Trimurti, Brahma, Vishnu & Shiva in a Linga roopa.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jokerji
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Looking a bit tired since 20 years ago and pestery 'need guide' was irritating until we told them this was our 3rd visit (i.e. "go away"). First time in Bali? A "yes" (BUT TAKE YOUR OWN SARONG or get 'borrowed' one near where u pay).

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Wanderlassie
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

YOU DO NOT NEED A SARONG!!!!! As long as you're wearing long pants. We were approached in the parking lot and told we had to buy their sarongs to enter. LIES!!! We didn't buy one....I said I'll rent one because their prices were a joke...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dmartin0142
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is hard to imagine the hours it took to carve this out of the mountain and the number of people that have walked on the stone walks which show great wear. If you climb down into the waterfall and look at the back of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank J4234MSscottw
Reviewed 5 days ago

the location is very easy to reach from sat-nav, parking is spacious, entrance fee is cheap, the only problem is lots of steps to get to the venue and i do not see any disabled access. overall visit is pleasant but i think it would...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank miraclemine
Reviewed 5 days ago

The caves are beautiful, however the grounds are even more so. give yourself some extra time to explore the grounds.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Rachael C C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was a nice experience but not what was expected. The photographs online are misleading slightly and make it seem more than it is. But maybe our expectations were too high? Also, it was quite expensive for what it was, and although we had a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank edend712
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a long day of site seeing around Ubud but we were all pleasantly surprised and glad that we stopped here! Lovely scenery, waterfalls, gardens and architecture! Also there was a lovely coffee shop and restaurant there. I wish that we had time to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank CSholidayfun
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OK it is not to the expectation. We needs to buy the tickets before entering the elephant cave. If we wants to go inside the cave we needs to wear the sarong not only in this place all temples in ubud. It is better to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gp247707
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go early. Don’t be fooled into buying sarongs by the hawkers in the parking lot. Sarongs are included in the entry fee of 50000IDR. Hire a local guide to truly understand the experience. Make sure you visit the agrotourism tea tasting and coffee tasting in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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It is okay for pregnant women, no menstruating women. It’s their culture.
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May 27, 2018|
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They're for free, included in price of ticket.
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Bali 7 nights itinerary (12 Replies)
Dear Experts and Advisers, Thank you for reading and advising. I will be travelling to Bali later this month ( 27 Nov- 4 Dec).Travelling with wife and 5 year old son. Planned for 7 nights. Need guidance on the below itinerary. Interested mainly in culture, nature, markets and temples, along with some beach and water sports may be.Planning to split to 4 nights in Ubud and 3 nights in Seminyak. I have not done any hotel bookings yet, so please feel free to suggest any change in the itinerary,...More
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That's a hefty itinerary! Just a few pointers to help you out Day 1. There is no evening market in Ubud Day 2. There are around 270 steps down to Gunung Kawi, suggest you do this in a cooler part of the day Day 3. Campuhan ridge walk is exposed to sun, suggest you do this early morning. Do not go to a dance during the day as these are put on for tourists, wait and see one in the evening. Day 4. Tanah Lot is close to Seminyak, wait till you are staying there to visit. Give Kusamba a miss,...More