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Published on : Monday, July 20, 2015
Indonesia lies at one end of the Indian Ocean; this tropical country is known for its active volcanoes along with a combination of mountains and sea. The rocky mountains have strange formation of many unique caves, some with stalactite and stalagmites lending an air of intrigue to the naturally formed structures. They have grown quite popular among tourists and people from all over the world visit Indonesia only for its wonder caves among many of its other interesting attractions.
A natural cave which was discovered by local villagers has become a tourist attraction. Local adventure seekers often come to see the stalactite formations which are thousands of years old.
Lawa Cave is on the Java Island and is different from the other caves as it is a volcanic type cave made of lava formed after a volcanic eruption. The cave is a visual delight as it shows you the wonders of nature at close inspection.
Tiger Cave is located n the Oku region. The cave has fossils of cavemen which are almost 3,000 years old.
Leang Pute Cave is the deepest cave in Indonesia. Located in South Sulawesi, the cave is 270 meters vertically deep.
Gong Cave is a beautiful stalactite and stalagmite cave located in Pacitan, in Gong. The formation emits brilliant light attracting local and international visitors.
Salukangkallang is the longest cave in Indonesia at a depth of 3.000 meters. It is a favourite of adventure seekers and is also a habitat of beautiful butterflies.
Jomblang cave offers many adventures for those who like rock climbing. There is a hole in the ceiling of the cave that lets in a stream of sunlight illuminating the cave with subdued radiance.
There is yet another cave in Cebu under the Mandaue-Mactan Bridge which has taken a top position as an eco-tourism attraction in Indonesia. Yet to be opened to public the cave is covered with green grassy patches along with stalactites and stalagmite formations. The cave leads to a shrine of the Birhen sa Regla in Lapu-Lapu City. The cave will be opened to public viewing once the path to the shrine is opened.