Goa Gajah is cave where you will find idols of Ganesha, Bramha, Vishnu and Shiva. This cave and idols are carved in a rock and has been given a status of UNESCO World Heritage by United Nations. It is very near to central Ubud.
Goa Gajah: Bali has a number of temples/monuments built with architectural excellence. Goa Gajah is a cave temple with marvelous carvings which has historical importance. The entrance of the cave have demons carving which are believed to be an elephant and so Goa Gajah is nicknamed as Elephant caves.
The next tourist attraction to visit in Kintamani highland volcano tour is Goa Gajah Temple or commonly known as Elephant Cave Temple. It is situated in Bedulu village close to Ubud town, built in the 9th century and it offered as a sanctuary. At the facade or outside of the cave is a relief of varied scary creatures and demons carved within the rock at the cave front. The main figure was once regarded as an elephant, that is why the nickname is Elephant Cave.
Did you know- Goa Gajah was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on October 19, 1995, in the cultural category?
Goa Gajah Temple: Just six Kms. away from central Ubud, this cave is nestled in thick forested hills. It is a famous archeological site with great historical importance. The centuries old rock carving is still unspoiled and maintained to its original glory. Inside the narrow, dark cave there are three Lingams dedicated to Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar. Outside the cave lies a pool featuring statues of six Hindu angels holding vases, flowing out small fountains and making pool at the bottom.