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 Elephant Cave Temple with a map. Also, entrance fee and how to get the site.
Furthermore, 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 daily, 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. Due to 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 shady trees, this creates 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 hidden cave, there are niches predicted as a place for meditation. However, visitors can sit or lay down over there. Also, on the west alley, there is a Ganesha statue, and at the east lane, you can see three holy-phallus.
Moreover, around the cave, there is a holy water figure with male and female fairies holding holy water — some statue as a symbol of seven rivers in India.
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.
Opening Hours & Best Time To Visit
The Goa Gajah temple is open for the public visitor from 08:00 – 17:00. Most of the time, visitors typically spend around 20 minutes to 1 hour at the Goa Gajah temple.
My recommendation regarding the best time to visit the temple is from 08:00 – 10:00 or in the afternoon around 15:00 – 16:00. Due to during that time is less visitor around.
Goa Gajah Temple Entrance Fee
To enter The Elephant Cave Temple and see their ancient carving which made in the 9th century, you need to pay Goa Gajah temple entrance fee. Below is the Goa Gajah temple entrance fee for foreign tourist.
|Sarong & Scarf||Free to use.|
Please note, the entrance ticket may change any time, without prior notice. Therefore, admission price differences may occur at any time.
Goa Gajah Dress Code
Balinese Hindu Temples is a secret place for Balinese and one part with Balinese culture. By visiting a Balinese temple, each international visitor recognizes how Balinese people pray to God.
Due to every temple in Bali is a holy site for Balinese Hindu. Therefore there are rules apply for a visitor to enter, no exception the rules also apply for Balinese. One of the states that you need to acknowledge is the temple dress code. Balinese temple dress code is simple; all you need to do is to wear sarong and sash. You need to tie the sash on your waist.
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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 a taximeter will increase your transportation budget.
Therefore, the best way to get the location of Goa Gajah elephant cave temple is by using private transport. Such as a motorbike, self drives a private car or you can get a car rental with a 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 it’s self.
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