Goa Gajah

The Goa Gajah in Bali stands close to Bedulu in Peliatan from the 11th century. The mysterious Goa Gajah is not very far from central Bali in Gianyar.
The Goa Gajah in Bali is a cave shaped in the form of the letter 'T'. The entrance of Bali's Goa Gajah beautifully exhibits depiction of animals, entangling leaves, waves of the ocean and rocks. The monstrous Kala head or the demonic human shaped head depicts as if it split opens the rock with its hands at its entrance. The interiors of the cave are exquisitely and extensively decorated with shrines. An elephant statue also stands inside the Goa Gajah cave.

The Goa Gajah in Bali in Indonesia was a monastery for the Buddhist and Hindu monks in the ancient times. The monks used to meditate in these caves. The complex also features two stone bathing pools that are quite deep and fed by water spouts held by 6 female figures of nymphs or goddesses. A clamber that lies below the rocks and rice terraces, fifty meters behind the cave leads to scatters and fragmentation of a fallen cliff face with 2 Buddha statues of the ancient times.
The Goa Gajah in Bali is definitely a must see for the tourists who want to take a look deep into the old times of the island.


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