Interesting Places In Malaysia
Gua Tempurung is located in Gopeng, about 24km south of the capital city of Ipoh in Perak. It is popular among spelunkers, or caving enthusiasts. 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.
Concealed within this limestone massif is an intricate system of caves of various dimensions honeycombed inside the limestone hills. These caves are actually a breathtaking gallery of stalagmites and stalactites and other amazing rock formations which are superb speleogical wonders found only in this part of the world.
There are lighting and platforms that have been built for the initial part of the cave to enable you to walk with ease. Explorers of Gua Tempurung have the option of following the dry tour as well as grand tour, which require walking along the river bed and often in the water. Participants following the grand tour are advised to bring along a change of clothing as well as their own torchlights.