Goa Gajah - Bali's most visited temple!

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#GoaGajah is a Hindu temple located on the outskirts of #Ubud. Goa Gajah means ‘Elephant Cave’.

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The entrance to this place is filled with shops on both sides with shop keepers tricking you to buy a sarong or little souvenirs from their store, you do not need to buy a sarong as you will be provided with one at free of cost at the ticket counter.

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On collecting your ticket and wearing a sarong you have to walk down the hill towards the temple ground to find bathing pool filled with little fishes.

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Right next to the pool is the entrance to the cave temple that is chiseled out of a stone that resembles the mouth of a demon. As you enter into the cave you will find idols of lord #Shiva and #Ganesh with rituals and offering by the Balinese locals.

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As you walk down from the temple on a path paved with greenery and beautiful flowers and butterflies you will find a small pond with lillies which makes a pretty area to sit and relax after a long walk.

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The cave is the only highlight of Goa Gajah and what makes is special is that it is carved out by hand and dates back to the 11th century!

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