Do you want to see ancient carving relief in Bali? If yes, you should visit Goa Gajah Temple Ubud / The Elephant Cave Temple! Therefore, on this page, you can find information about the location of the site with a map. Also, entrance fee and how to get the site.
Bali tourist destination is not just well-known with astonishing Bali Dreamland beach or watching Kecak dance performance in Uluwatu temple. One of the beautiful and most visited tourist attraction in Ubud Bali is Goa Gajah The Elephant Cave Temple.
While on a daily basis, The Elephant Cave Temple Ubud always gets many visitors mostly foreign tourist from Europe, China, and domestic tourist. There are reasons why The Elephant Cave Temple Ubud gets visited by many tourists because it offers unique Balinese Hindu temple architecture and the temple location close to Kintamani and Tegalalang rice field.
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History Of Goa Gajah Temple
Furthermore, Word Goa Gajah derived from “Lwa Gajah” which means Buddhist monastery located on the edge of the river. In Negarakertagama manuscript, written by Mpu Prapanca in 1.365 C, word of “Lwa Gajah” was stated.
From the parking area, visitors must step down the stairs to located Goa Gajah temple. The temple surrounded by green and shade trees, this create beautiful scenery and cold air environment. According to the employee who works there, the trees are hundreds of years old. The whole area of Goa Gajah seen from the stairs.
When you arrive down, you can hear the sound water gently falling from the stone statue. The stones are from the reminiscence of collapse building due to an earthquake which found near the shower, and Goa Gajah Ubud itself located not far from that shower.
The temple entrance gate is from the mouth of the cave and can be through by one person only. On the inner side of the cave has a form T shapes letter and has space 2 meters height and 2 meters wide. On the left and right side of the cave inner side, there are some niches predicted as a place for meditation. However, visitors can sit or lay down over there. On the west alley, there is Ganesha statue, and at the east alley, you can see three holy-phallus.
Moreover, around the cave, there is holy water figure with male and female fairies holding holy water. Some the statue as a symbol of seven rivers in India, the place where Hindu religion originated.
Temple Location & Entrance Fee
Goa Gajah temple Ubud, located on the west side of Bedulu village, Blahbatuh district, Gianyar regency. It is about 26 km from Denpasar city. The exact location is on the edge of the cliff and is the point meeting of a small river in Bedulu village.
To make it easier to get The Elephant Cave Temple Ubud location, please use below Google Map.
To enter The Elephant Cave Temple and see their ancient carving which made in the 9th century, therefore you need to pay Goa Gajah temple entrance fee which is IDR 20.000 / person.
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Best Way To Get The Location
Since public transportation in Bali to get the site of Goa Gajah elephant cave temple only taxi meter. If you stay in Ubud Bali, taxi meter fee will not be too expensive but if your hotel in Kuta or Nusa Dua, using taxi meter will increase your transportation budget.
Therefore, the best way to get the location of Goa Gajah elephant cave temple is by using car rental with driver in Bali. Also, the cost to hire a driver in Bali with car and fuel are IDR 500.000 / 10 hours. While in 10 hours duration, you can get many places to visit beside Goa Gajah elephant cave temples. Such as Kintamani, Tegalalang, and Ubud its self.
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