Goa Gajah

Goa Gajah

Bali Goa Gajah Temple or Elephant Cave Temple which is located in the west side of the 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 Temple or Elephant Cave Temple is intentionally built among two rivers.

Based on archeological findings as mentioned above, it can be known that the Goa Gajah Temple is derived from the ninth to eleventh centuries AD. In the past, it served as a monastery of Buddhist monk and Shivite priest. This conservatism also shows the unification of Buddhism and Shiva went well. For tourists who would like to visit to Goa Gajah Temple are required to wear a scarf or sarong because other than functioning as archaeological attractions, this temple also holds a sacred place or sanctum. Sarongs and scarves are available at the location.

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