Itinerary of the Holy Day-Trip:
+++ Tirta Empul Temple.
+++ Ubud Palace.
+++ Elephant Cave.
+++ Gunung Kawi Sebatu.
Tirta Empul Temple: Legend has it that the sacred spring was created by the god Indra. His forces had been poisoned by Mayadanawa, so he pierced the earth to create a fountain of immortality to revive them.
The palace was the official residence of the royal family of Ubud. It was on his travels that Rsi Markaneya received a divine revelation that in Bali he was to bury five precious metals on a mountain slope where the mother temple of Besakih now stands today.
Elephant Cave: Goa Gajah is locally known as the Elephant Cave because of its close proximity to the Elephant River. A mysterious cave, relics, and ancient bathing pools set amid green rice paddies and a garden lure tourists from nearby Ubud.
Gunung Kawi Sebatu is a quiet temple to which surroundings were enclosed by the forest. There is a fountain where the clear water that is called “Holy fountain” begins to spring in the temple.