Elephant Cave Temple also known as Goa Gajah temple overlooking the Petanu river. The cave dated back to the 11th century and was created as a spiritual place for meditation. It is a big complex with a bathing pool, fountains, a cave, and stone cut stupas. The complex is open daily 08:00 – 16.00. As with any temple in Bali, women during their periods are not allowed inside, and visitors must wear a sarong and waist sash.
At this cave complex, there are Hindu and Buddha temples that normally visited by the locals during some religious festivals. The iconic monstrous stone gate that looks scary was meant to intimidate the evil spirits to get in. Come early in the morning to avoid flocks of tourists.