Since it is appointed as tourist destination in Bali, Goa Gajah temple visited by many tourist everyday due to it is strategically located on the main road Ubud – Kintamani. Kintamani Volcano Tour is one of the famous land tour in Bali usually put this tourist destination on the tour itinerary.
It was well completed by public facilities like toilet, parking area and souvenir shops available.
Welcome to Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) which is located in west side of Bedulu countryside, Blah Batuh Sub district and Gianyar Regency. It is about 27 km from Denpasar town. This cave is built at crevasse edge from the federation of 2 rills that is called Pangkung River , where the irrigation is mixed with Petanu River flow. The federation area of two rivers is called Campuhan/Mixture.
It owns the magical energy on the basis of Rwabineda Concept/two different matters on this basic concept hence Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) is intentionally built among two rivers. The word of Goa Gajah is anticipated coming from the word of Lwa Gajah, the name of Buddhist Temple or hermitage for Buddhist monk.
The Goa Gajah’s name is written on Negarakeertagama papyrus which is compiled by Mpu Prapanca on 1365 M. Lwa or Lwah/loh mean the river and it reflect to the meaning that the hermitage is located at Gajah River or in Air Gajah. In the year inscription 944 Saka, it is mentioned with the name of ‘ser ring Air Gajah’ that is meaning the Subak leader in Air Gajah. This is a famous vacation spot in Bali which usually included in a Bali tour package, or if you want to visit only this spot, you may use a Bali car rental with driver service. Visitors should pay IDR 50.000 for entrance fee if want to visit this Temple.
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