Elephant Cave – Ubud, Bali

Goa Gajah or more commonly known as the Elephant Cave is a temple situated on the outskirts of Ubud, Bali.

Elephant CaveBy: Lewis_claydon

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How to get to Elephant Cave

You can walk but it’s quite a trek from central Ubud. We hired a motorbike for the day so we could see this amongst many other sights in and around Ubud.

Adress: Goa Gajah, Bedulu, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia. See on google maps

Elephant Cave

Elephant Cave Price

The entrance fee is 15,000 IDR and a 2000 IDR parking fee. You can also book tours with different companies but this is not necessary.

Where to stay

We stayed at Tagel Karsa guesthouse which I would highly recommend as they’re a very helpful and lovely family run business close to central Ubud.


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How much time will you need there

I would say you need to spend minimum of an hour because after the cave there’s a nice walk through the garden and plenty of photo opportunities but depends on how much time you have as you might be restricted if you’ve booked a tour.

Get there early to avoid the crowds as we were advised.

What to do there

The main attraction is the Elephant Cave but there’s also a nice walkway through the garden and some other temples to see.

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Elephant Cave Tips

  • Before you enter don’t get scammed into buying a sarong to cover up as they give them out for free once you have paid the entrance fee.
  • Try to get there early to avoid the crowds
  • If you decide you want a guide organise beforehand as the ones in the Temple charge way too much.

Why should Elephant Cave be on my bucket list ?

It should be on your bucketlist as it’s quite unusual to other temples I’ve visited and worth seeing if you’re staying in or around Ubud.

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