Interesting Experience in Pura Goa Gajah, Bali - Feel in Bali

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Interesting Experience in Pura Goa Gajah, Bali

Goa Gajah is located in the village of Bedulu, Blahbatuh, Gianyar regency. Being right next to the highway lane Ubud - Kintamani making it easier trip there. If from Denpasar City only takes about 45 minutes to travel to Goa Gajah which is 30 miles to the northeast.

Entering the tourist areas of Goa Gajah, as usual we will be greeted row of souvenir shops. Tapi friend can ignore first cause, is not our main goal is to see a place called the Elephant Cave?. But if you do want to first hunting buddy memento, go ahead.

Goa Gajah is basically a cave where there are relics of the past history of Bali. But not only that there are historical artifacts but also natural atmosphere is so beautiful and alluring. This attraction is also surrounded by paddy fields and rivers with water that is always flowing. There are four complexes in Goa Gajah is a complex cave with reliefs Ganesha, Trilingga, Petirtaan (bathing place), and the valley where there is a relief Tukad Pangkung trifurcate stupa, relief tiered umbrella 13, and statues of Buddha.

Before entering the location, you should first mate to place to get information pamphlet or written information about this attraction. Unlike the other attractions in Bali, Goa Gajah has the advantage of because of where this information. So we know about the history of the objects that are here.

To enter and enjoy the Goa Gajah, we had to pay around Rp 6,000 to Rp 3,000 for adults and children. In these counters also exist Kamen (Balinese sarong) which can be used for those shorts. Because one of the rules to enter this place is a must dress smartly and not having your period for women.

Entering the core area of ​​Goa Gajah, buddy going down a path that dipaving and terraces. From the top of the ticket counter after the door, if you look to the left, we can see almost all parts of Goa Gajah below. This is because Goa Gajah was under us. More appropriate to describe it is that the entrance is located on a cliff with a height of 10 meter path from the place where it was Goa Gajah.

Goa Gajah contained in the court where the water bath or petirtaan believed to be holy water. This ancient Petirtaan measuring 12 x 23 square meters, divided into 3 chambers. In front there is a collection of artifacts petirtaan collected in one place. The artifacts in the form of pieces of ancient buildings and statues. In this collection of artifacts there inscription that confirms that this historic objects under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture Gianyar.

In the courtyard there are also two Bale Bale namely Angklung to keep Bale Pemiosan court ceremony and is used as a place Stakeholders (Hindu ceremony leader) when there is a ceremony in Goa Gajah.

After that, it's time towards the very core of this attraction is the Elephant Cave. Just before entering the cave there is a statue of Ganesha (elephant) is commonly used as a photo backdrop for visitors. After it entered the cave through the door measuring 1 x 2 meter square. This cave is located in the north petirtaan and carved into a cliff that jutted into the inside. Above the entrance there is the greatest relief in the form of a giant man with a big mouth, big nose, big eyes and pointy teeth. On the wall of the entrance there is writing in the ancient Javanese language.

On the cave floor is clay because there is no sunlight so it looks wet, not dry like in court. While the stone walls padas with moss clinging there. Will immediately smell the distinctive smell when we entered it. Goa is shaped letter "T" with a long jutting northward along the 9 meter. In the northern tip of the bay we will meet "fork" to the right or to the left or east and west. Almost the same length with a width of approximately 15 meters and a height of about 3 meters. At the west end there is a Ganesha statue and east there are Arca Trilingga.

Satisfied to see the inside of Goa Gajah, we can enjoy the other parts of Goa Gajah. Out of the cave, visitors can see the temple of Goa Gajah. This temple is located on the left after we exit. The main part of a queen Pelinggih Brayut while the other is a three-bale Bale Piasan, Ratu Ngurah Bale, and Bale Pengarum.

There is still the last place one can visit the Valley of Tukad Pangkung. This valley is located in the south petirtaan. Prior to this place, visitors will pass through a giant kapok tree is 500 years old. For a fairly steep valley down there is also a path that has dipaving making it easier for visitors. Here we can play even water to wash my face. There are also some people who use the river water for a shower or bath. Attracted to Goa Gajah? ...