The Elephant Cave

As with any other historical sites in Indonesia, the story of the Elephant Cave is not certain. Until now, it is not scientifically and officially proven when it was built, how it was built and who built it. I have been trying to search for reliable source and the closest that I've come across is an article written by an archeologist from Bali's Udayana University.

Nonetheless, the Elephant Cave is definitely one of the site that you should visit when you are in Bali. The area surrounding the caves remains largely untouched. Green vegetation is left to grow naturally. When you are within the compound (and particularly inside the t-shaped cave), you can sense the mystical aura the place exhibits.
Inside the cave, you can find wall holes that were used by ancient priests to do their meditation. Today, those holes have been purified and no longer used. Today, the place is still used to conduct holy ceremonies and rituals, with major ones held once or twice a year. Those who want to meditate, they do so by sitting on the cave floor instead of the purified holes.

If you continue to walk further down, you can find large rocks believed to be part of a giant Buddha statue that were destroyed during a major earthquake at one time.

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