Goa Gajah

Goa Gajah

Goa Gajah is a cave that consists of 4 complex with relief Ganesha,Trilingga, Petirtaan (bathing place) and Valley Tukad Pangkung. This cave complex there are relics of Bali history in the past, which included a three-pronged stupa reliefs, reliefs tiered umbrella and 13 Buddha statues. In addition, you can also enjoy the beautiful natural setting with surrounding rice fields and rivers. Goa Gajah located in Bedulu Village, Blahbatuh, Gianyar regency which is about 26 km from Denpasar. If you visit this place, you will be required to pay before entry the area, with entrance fee Rp 15,000 per person. As with the other temples in general, you should follow the rules that apply there, if it enters Goa you should use polite clothing, there is also provided Kamen ( Balinese sarong ) that can be used for your shorts, while for women who are menstruating are prohibited entered this place.

In front of the entrance to the cave there is Ganesha statue, while at the exit of the cave there is a temple of Goa Gajah. Entering the core area of this cave, you are going down a path that in paving and terraces, so you can see almost all parts of the cave. Entering the courtyard of the cave you will find petirtaan that the water is believed to surrounding community as holy water. In front of this petirtaan, you can see a collection of ancient artifacts. In the courtyard of the cave there is a bale that is used when there is a traditional ceremony here. The shape of the cave was a very unique shape of the letter ” T ” to enter this area of ​​the cave you will smell the distinctive odor.

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