Goa Gajah - Very Important Temple - UNESCO World Heritage List in 1995

GOA GAJAH: A cave that is uniquely mysterious, with relics and ancient bathing pools that are surrounded by rice paddies that will surely lure every tourist to explore.

Goa Gajah is located on the west side of Bedulu. It is an Archaeological site that has a significant value and was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1995. Goa Gaja, better known as the elephant cave, served a place for meditation puoses back in the 11th century.

Its name is from its resemblance of the elephant river. The cave’s entrance looks like an enormous mouth that represents the door to an underworld.

According to the folklore the entrance is a representation of Bhoma, the Earth God, while some say that it is the mouth of the witch Rangda from Balinese mythology that eats children.

Goa Gajah iin baliThe place was excavated and the last excavation that was recorded was around 1950. There are many parts that were left unexplored.

There are piles of relics which can be found in the garden that have an unknown origin . Some theorized that the cave was used as a sanctuary of the Hindu priests and they dug the place using their bare hands.

The place is dominantly Hindu but exploring some parts will give you an impression that during the early years it was influenced by Buddhism.

The elephant cave is relatively small and has narrow passages. There are no provided lights inside the cave so be prepared because the place will be dark.

You can see a small statue of Ganesh which is a representation of the god of elephant in the left passage. The right passage is meant for worshiping area that has several stones (lingam and yoni) in honour of Shiva.

The entrance to the cave will cost 60.00 cents and it is open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Proper clothes should be weared while entering the cave.

The knees must be covered (in case you are wearing a pair of shorts, Sarongs can be rented or you can buy it outside the cave where there are souvenir shops and kiosk for travellers to shop).

Goa Gajah is beautifully surrounded with gardens and two rivers.

 There is couple of stairs that will lead you to a shady valley where there is a waterfall. Goa Gajah is located ten minutes outside Ubud in Bali Indonesia.


Find More  

Melbourne Nightlife Culture

Melbourne Nightlife Culture, Districts, and Nature of Melbourne Nightlife Info Guide. This blog is covering round the clock guide to travelers who are coming to Melbourne to have the best nightlife fun. Melbourne’s late-night culture is on the boom more than ever before. Also, things are all moving up in the right direction. Here, travellerhints goes into detail about how …

Continue reading  

Melbourne City’ Best Sex Red Light Districts for Casual Sex Fun in Melbourne for Travellers

Melbourne City Best sex Red Light Districts and Places info Guide for Travellers. Hey friends! Here are some good tidings of mesmerizing nature. The Australian city of Melbourne city blows its own trumpet of having the finest and working ladies. Wow .. what a nice opportunity for you the insatiable travelers to achieve your diverse sex fantasies. Let me put …

Continue reading  

Northbridge-Perth Best Sex Red Light Paradise In Perth – Popular Nightlife Destination in Perth City!

Northbridge-Perth Sex Info Guide for Travellers  The popular Northbridge-Perth is a wonderful place for Perth local nightlife and stands also as a Cultural district. It is also pretty well known for its red light district in Perth. The Metropolitan. Northbridge is in Perth hosts many restaurants, vibrant nightlife outlets, cafes, local festivals of all kinds, health wellness events as well …

Continue reading