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Concealed within this limestone massif is an intricate system of caves honeycombed inside the limestone hills. These caves are actually a breath taking gallery of stalagmites and stalactites and other amazing rock formations which are superb geological wonders found only in this
part of the world.




Entering this cave in the rain forest, it would take 5 and a half hours to go through the entire cave. Many times one has to crawl on hands and knees to fit through the labyrinth of stalagmites and stalactites. Much of the time you would also be knee deep in water

Bats can be heard squealing in the high caverns throughout the cave lending a very surreal atmosphere to the entire experience. The ancient smells tell stories of their own. It is humid and pitch black except for your flashlights.


In the middle of this cave there is a stalagmite over 2 million years old. It stands so tall that it feels like an enormous Earth Guardian.



The "Giant", as the stalagmite is called, points high into the cave, and even the ceiling of the cave is so majestic, and so enormously magnificent that you would become totally awe struck. The feeling is one of being in the presence of a wise sentient being; an Earth Guardian. Standing silent you try to listen to what this ancient stalagmite had to say.



Shining your flashlight into a running underground river brings brilliant reflections like so many stars in the night sky from small chips of marble in the riverbed. These small stones have never seen the light of day. Become transfixed as if transported to some other place in the universe.



When you finally reach the exit of the cave, enjoy the sunlight filtering down through the lush jungle greenery, with monkeys and birds frolicking all about. 



Getting There
Gua Tempurung, is located in Gopeng, Perak, and can be reached from the North-South Highway by exiting through the Gopeng Interchange, about 25 km south of Ipoh. You then take Federal Route 1 and proceed south about 2 km until Kampung Gunung Mesah. Turn left and drive on the kampung road for about 4 km. This kampung road can support heavy vehicles including buses. As you drive through this kampung area you begin to see the limestone hills in the distance. Approaching the caves is a very mystical experience with the mist hovering above the hills.


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