The temples of Bali are numerous, well-known and gorgeous. One of the things I love about this island is the architectural beauty just seems to spill out everywhere. Temples, houses, public buildings, entrances, restaurants... they all have an intriguing artistic flair about them that just draws you in.
We visited Goa Gajah just outside of Ubud, a beautiful temple and grounds home to a famous cave and incredibly beautiful gardens. We spent a wonderful morning exploring the intricacies.
How to Get to Goa Gajah
Goa Gajah is southeast of Ubud. The easiest way to get to Goa Gajah is by scooter, just 5km away. If you don't feel comfortable on a scooter, you can either take a taxi there, hire a driver or go with a tour - there's always plenty around!
Visiting Goa Gajah
Goa Gajah is home to a beautiful temple as well as a famous elephant cave. The name may be misleading as there are no elephants here, aside from those carved in detail into the outer cave. My favourite part of Goa Gajah was the gardens and streams, where visitors can wander at their leisure along stone pathways and up beautiful steps.
You must wear a sarong to enter Goa Gajah; you can either bring your own or borrow one at the entrance. Entrance at the time of writing was 50,000 IDR ($4.70 CAD) per person.