Caving Kandu Cave


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Deep within the jungle of Malaysia is one of the most majestic white marble and limestone towers called Gua Tempurung. Concealed within this limestone massif is an intricate system of caves of various dimensions honeycombed inside the limestone hills.

This cave is metaphorically a breathtaking gallery of stalagmites and stalactites and other amazing rock formations which are superb speleological wonders found only in this part of the world.

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 through 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 mystical experience with the mist hovering above the hills.

When exploring the cave one would have to crawl to fit through the labyrinth of stalagmites and stalactites. Bats could be heard squealing in the high caverns throughout the cave lending a very surreal atmosphere to the entire experience. It is all pitch black once you are in the cave and having flashlight is a must to all. A stalagmite aged over 2 million years old stands majestically right in the center of the cave that will make you appreciate more the wonder of nature.

At the base of this ancient stalagmite is a running river. Where pebbles from the river are so tempting that you need to get hold of them and keep it as a souvenir. When you finally reached the exit of the cave and you will see the sunlight filters down through the lush jungle greenery, with monkeys and birds frolicking all about, you are now truly in God kingdom.

Itinerary


Tempurung Cave Exploration

0930 hrs     

Pick up from Gopeng Toll Exit Plaza (Exit 135) who will then lead you to the parking area at Ulu River Lodge, then assemble there and transfer to Gua Tempurung. Journey will take around 15 minutes.

0955 hrs     

Arrive at the starting point. Tempurung Cave exploration (options of 1 hour, 2 ½ hours, and 4 hours)

1230 hrs  
   

Depart to lodge area for lunch.

1330 hrs     

Freshen up. Transfer back to Gopeng Town.

 

Kandu Cave Exploration

0930 hrs

Pick up  at Gopeng Toll Exit Plaza (Exit 135) who will then lead you to the parking area at Ulu River Lodge, then assemble there and transfer to Kandu Cave. Journey will take around 10 minutes.

0950 hrs     

Arrive at Kandu Cave. Briefing will be given by guide, start caving. Kandu cave exploration for three hours.

1250 hrs     

Depart to lodge area for lunch.

1350 hrs     

Freshen up. Transfer back to Gopeng Town.

Checklist


Includes

Transfers within activity area,
Cave guide,
Necessary equipment,
Entrance fee,
Bottled water,
Light Refreshment


Remarks

Things to Bring:

Strap sandal / shoes,
Torch light(with extra battery),
Insect repellent

What to Wear:

T-Shirt (dark / colored),
Track Pants

Opens DAILY - including public holiday.
Departs in the morning and afternoon.
All ages are welcome.


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