The cave contains a statue of the Hindu god, Ganesha.
Excavations have uncovered a bathing place with six statues of nymphs holding waterspouts.
Goa Gajah dates back to the 11th century and is believed to have been built as a monastery.
Carvings on the wall show a demon head over the entrance, flanked by two statues.
The main shopping areas are Jalan Raya, Jalan Hanoman and Jalan Dewi Sita. This is a double storey warren of stalls and shops that sell everything, from wood carvings, batik shirts and sarongs to fruits and household utensils.
With so much to see and do, it is no wonder that visitors who intend to hop over to Ubud from Bali for a day visit end up staying for two or three!
The Monkey Forest is owned by the village of Padangtegal and elected villagers serve on the forests governing council.
The Padangtegal Wenara Wana Foundation manages the Monkey Forest and serves to maintain its sacred integrity and to promote the sacred site as a destination for visitors.Surrounded by rolling rice fields the location is quite stunning.The re are two complexes – a large one that is the Kings residence and a smaller one to the south that housed his wives.Tegallalang is the place to be to see the stunning picture perfect rice terraces.Round off the tour with lunch in an open space overlooking the luxuriant rice fields.The spring water is believed to have curative powers.