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Gua Tempurung Cave Exploring

Dark Secrets awaits you

Gua Tempurung, the name itself conjures up images of mystery and intrigue that promises visitors a look into its deep dark secrets.  Like Aladdin's cave, Gua Tempurung has its own treasure trove of brilliant fishes living free in the river that flows at the base of the hills, rare ferns, and birds, which normally nest in caves and cliff surfaces also abound.

The subterranean stream that meanders under the limestone hills is a special attraction in itself.  When rain comes, the stream turns into a churning river of froth that rewards visitors with a taste of Indiana Jones-style adventure trekking.  One of the larger cave systems which is found in the scenic limestone hills of Perak, Gua Tempurung impresses with the beauty of its majestic columns of marble inside its huge caverns honeycombed with smaller caves, of different dimensions.



Walkways have been built within some parts of the caves making it easy for visitors to have a leisurely stroll while taking in the sights of the beautiful underground waterfalls and the pendant stalactites hanging from the roof stalagmites.

Each cave carries its own legends, and Gua Tempurung is no exception.  Many believe the cave was used as a hideout for terrorists during World War II and the Emergency.  Another story speaks of the cave being used by the Japanese as a prison during their occupation of Malaya.  This is made more evident by the existence of a gate-like structure made of horizontal steel bars.


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Convenient walkways and platforms give you a close-up view of the breathtaking beauty of gigantic stalactites, stalagmites, rock formations, intricate cave system and 10,000 year-old speleological wonders.

 

 


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