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goa gong

Goa Gong is one of the flagship attraction Pacitan, Indonesia. Gong Cave is one of the caves hidden in the belly small mountains in Pacitan. This cave is a cave with a horizontal length of about 256 meters.

In the cave are stalactites, conical limestone in the cave ceiling, and stalagmites, limestone rock that stands at the base of centuries-old. According to some researchers and foreign tourists, Goa Gong is a cave with stalactites and stalagmites of the most beautiful in Southeast Asia.

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Gong Cave Named because according to stories circulating, from the cave is often audible sounds that resemble the sound of gongs. Gong Cave discovery process itself happens by accident. Once, when there was a prolonged dry season, so in Hamlet Pule drought. Water is very difficult to obtain. Mbah Noyo Semito and Mbah Joyo initiative to look for water in the cave that is in place. By using a torch made of dried palm leaves tied, they tries tracing cave passageways. After spending seven tie torches, they found some spring and bathe in it. The discovery took place around 1930.

Goa is located in the village of Bomo, sub Punung, Pacitan about 30 km from the city Pacitan, can be achieved with either two-wheel motor vehicles or four wheel. Yag winding roads and up and down to make the rider must be careful, not to mention most of the street suffered minor damage. To reach the cave Gong, you can use two lanes.

The first path is the path through Pracimantoro, Wonosari, Gunungkidul. Meanwhile, the second line of the City of Pacitan. The easiest way is through achieving Pacitan Solo. Of the city is quite a lot and bus way is wide and smooth. If you depart from Surabaya, you have to change transport three times. From Surabaya toward Madiun, and then change buses to Ponorogo. You take the bus from Ponorogo small Pacitan majors but now on a daily basis there are direct buses from Pacitan to Surabaya and travel-travel that leads you from Malang, Surabaya, Solo, Yogyakarta headed Pacitan.

Up at the front gate, visitors must first walk about 100 meters. The seller flashlight that is in the mouth of the cave gate and will offer them to rent a flashlight.During the trip can enjoy views of the mountains or the typical brief stop for shopping at the stalls that lined all the way to the cave.

The facilities available in the area such as Gong Cave gift shop, a restaurant, parking, public toilets and prayer room. For tourists who want to know the ins and outs of  Gong Cave in detail, they can hire a guide who exist in this region. However, for those who do not want to hire a guide to buying existing manual. For those of you who want to stay, you can rent a hotel or inn in the city of Pacitan.

Upon entering the cave, the eyes will be more familiar with the state of the dark caves especially if it does not bring a flashlight. But not to worry as they walked down the cave because the track was already cemented and there is an iron grip the viewer slip. Getting into, visitors will be amazed by the sights magnificent, at least that’s what I feel.

Stalactite and stalagmite in the cave will hypnotize every eye of the beholder. Neon lights colorful exotic add this cave. Stalactite and stalagmite immortalized with the given name, Cello Giri, Selo Citro Cipto Agung, Cello Pakuan Bomo, Cello Adi Citro Buwono, Cello Bantaran Angin dan Cello Susuh Angin.

Inside the cave there are five spring Gong valuable for those who believe in magic. Spring are: Sendang Jampi Rogo, Sendang Panguripan, Sendang Relung Jiwo, Sendang Kamulyan, dan Sendang Relung Nisto believed to have magical powers to cure illnesses value.

Gong Cave has some room. The first room is the space contained Angels Sendang small spring with clean, cold water in it. Next to it was a Angel, who according to the story, in this room sometimes passing shadow of a beautiful woman who resembles an angel.

The third and the fourth was a crystal and marble, in which are stored indoors crystal stone and marble with a near-perfect quality. The fifth room is the most spacious room. In this place ever music concert held four countries (Indonesia, Switzerland, Britain, and France) in order to promote the presence of Goa Gong overseas. The room was a hermitage sixth, and the last room is a room Batu Gong. In this room there are rocks that if we would percussion noises like Gong.


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