Goa Gajah

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Goa Gajah is a significant Hindu archaeological site located in Bedulu, just 10 minutes outside of Ubud in Bali. Locally known as the Elephant Cave because of its close proximity to the Elephant River.

Goa Gajah is thought to date back to at least the 11th century, was escavated in 1922. The centerpiece here is a cave, the entrance to which is an ornately carved demon’s mouth. Inside are some fragmentary lingam and yoni statues, as well as a statue of Ganesha. Large, carved guards stand around pools near the entrance, and a little path leads to a waterfall, rice fields, and some Buddhist stupa fragments. Goa Gajah was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995

Goa Gajah Temple
Bedulu Village, Gianyar
Bali Indonesia

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