Gua Tempurung is a cave in Gopeng, Kampar District, Perak, Malaysia. It is popular among spelunkers, or caving enthusiasts. More than 3 km long, it is one of the longest caves in Peninsula Malaysia. Part of it has been developed as a show cave with electric lighting and walkways and there are a range of tours of different lengths and difficulty. A fine river cave, the river passage runs about 1.6 km through the hill. There are three very large chambers and some spectacular stalactites and stalagmites.
On Sunday, 9 April 2017, some of our younger staff and their frends visited Gua Tempurung. They shared several photos with us.
6 March 2017
TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights
Will not elaborate on the view of cave because it’s impressive. If you go on wet tour (level 3 and level 4) please bring extra set of cloth and if you want to have some photos…read more
Gua Tempurung to be reopened
IPOH: Gua Tempurung, the largest limestone cave in peninsular Malaysia, will be reopened to the public from Friday.
State Tourism and Culture Committee chairman Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi said the cave was closed to the public since Aug 13 last year for maintenance works related to safety.
She said maintenance works had to be carried out after Ikram Engineering Sdn Bhd inspected the platforms and steps from March 30 to May 18 last year while the Minerals and Geoscience Department had also performed a study on the cave structure on Aug 10 and 12 last year.
“The state government has worked hard to ensure that the maintenance works can be completed as soon as possible without compromising the environment in the cave which is highly sensitive,” she said in a statement here today.
She said maintenance works were completed on schedule on March 14 and the final inspection showed that the cave could be reopened, including both the dry path and wet trail, which also covers a subterranean stream.
The new complex will also have better facilities including 32 cubicle toilets, a guard house and a new monument to welcome Visit Perak 2017.
Although Gua Tempurung is about 4.5 km long, only 1.9km of it is accessible to the public.
Gua Tempurung or Tempurung Cave
Located in Gopeng, about 24km south of the capital city of Ipoh in Perak, this limestone cave is one of the largest in Peninsular Malaysia. Though not as big as Niah Cave and Mulu Cave in Sarawak, beginners to caving exploration will be glad to know that this cave is easy to explore.
Dry Tour 1: Golden Flowstone
This tour takes you approximately 20 minutes to reach to platform 3 known as Golden Flowstone. You will be able to see the limestones that resembles a golden colour at this platform. Take a breather, snap some pictures and head back to the entrance of the cave. Total duration of this tour will take about 40 minutes.
Adult – RM8.00
Children from 6 to 12 years old – RM4.00
Senior Citizen 60 years and above – RM4.00
Tour Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm everyday.
Dry Tour 2: Top Of The World
This tour package needs a minimum of 5 adults that takes you 50 minutes to reach to platform 5 known as Top Of The World. It is named so because this location is the tallest in the entire cave. Total duration of this tour is 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Adult – RM12.00
Children from 6 to 12 years old – RM6.00
Senior Citizen 60 years and above – RM6.00
Tour Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm everyday.
Wet Tour 3: Top Of The World and Short River Adventure
This tour package needs a minimum of 8 adults that takes you for a journey of about 2.4km. You will cover the Golden Flowstone and Top Of The World after which you will be guided back to the entrance using the underground river. Be prepared to get wet as you walk along the cold and crystal clear river. Total duration needed for the entire tour is 2 hours and30 minutes.
Adult – RM15.00
Children from 6 to 12 years old – RM7.50
Senior Citizen 60 years and above – RM7.50
Tour Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm everyday.
Wet Tour 4: Grand Tour
This tour is the most challenging tour with a total duration of 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete. You will cover a distance of 3.8km from the start at the entrance to completion through the underground river. You will cover all the three tours mentioned above plus going towards the east end of the cave and coming back through the underground river.
Adult – RM30.00
Children from 6 to 12 years old – RM15.00
Senior Citizen 60 years and above – RM15.00
Tour Time: 9:00am to 11:00am everyday.
Things To Bring
Remember to bring the following items to make your caving exploration a memorable one.
- Sports Shoes
- Drinking Water
- Clothes to change for those who take the Wet Tour packages
Tiki Touring Kiwi
Before we knew it, we were shimming through small gaps, crawling through the rivers, jumping over gaps in the path and sliding on our bums up and down levels. Our Gua Tempurung caving experience was now at the gnarly level we were looking for.].
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