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
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
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
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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Caving in Gua Kandu,
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.