Gua tempurung, Perak Malaysia

Posted by Tuan Rumah | 3:40 PM | | 2 comments »


Located in Gopeng, about 24km south of the capital city of Ipoh in Perak, this limestone cave is one of the largest in Peninsular Malaysia. Though not as big as Niah Cave and Mulu Cave in Sarawak, beginners to caving exploration will be glad to know that this cave is easy to explore. The tunnel of the cave runs from the east to the west covering a distance of about 2km under the limestone hills known as Gunung Tempurung and Gunung Gajah. It is made up of 5 large domes and is believed to have existed since 8,000 B.C., about 10,000 years ago.

There are lighting and platforms that have been built for the initial part of the cave to enable you to walk with ease. If you are more adventures, you can choose to go deeper into the cave depending on which tour package you take. Remember to take your camera and take of the many stalagmites (structure that grows from the ground upwards) and the stalactites (structure that grows from the top of the cave). A subterranean river flows underneath the caves. The water is crystal clear and is still unpolluted in this part of the world.

The operation hours of the cave is from 9:00am to 5:00pm everyday. There are 4 tour packages with different pricing that you can choose in exploring the cave.

To get there

If you are driving from Kuala Lumpur or Penang, head for PLUS North South Highway and exit at Gopeng Interchange. Follow the signboard towards Kampar town using the Federal Route 1. After travelling for about 5km, you will see a signage that directs you to Gua Tempurung. Turn left and go straight for about 2km and you will reach Tempurung Cave.

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2 comments

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  2. MyF // January 19, 2008 at 8:12 AM  

    cool. i find caves very interesting. like going back in time...