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Jomblang Cave, a vertical cave with heaven-sent view

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, July 24, 2017 | 05:07 pm
Jomblang Cave, a vertical cave with heaven-sent view

The cave that has a diameter area of 50 meters was first discovered in 1984 by Acintyacunyata Speleological Club (ASC), a group of cave explorers from Yogyakarta. (Shutterstock/File)

Jomblang Cave located in Jetis Wetan village in Semanu, Gunung Kidul regency, is a deep vertical cave that is famous for the view of the sunlight coming through the hole that looks like heaven-sent.

Situated 10 kilometers from the city of Wonosari and 40 kilometers from Yogyakarta, the destination provides only a kilometer of smooth asphalt road to the parking location; the rest of the trip is nothing but rocky grounds.

The cave that has a diameter area of 50 meters was first discovered in 1984 by Acintyacunyata Speleological Club (ASC), a group of cave explorers from Yogyakarta.

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Many tourists have visited this tourist attraction, including those hailed from Europe, United States, China, Singapore and Malaysia.

Entering the cave requires a bit of an effort, as you will need to wear safety helmet and a rope. Using single rope technique (SRT), visitors take turns to go down to the cave; only a maximum of two people are allowed in a single batch.

“The going up and down the cave are very challenging, amazing,” said Jack from Singapore who came with his six friends.

Inside the cave, there are photographers who are ready to take your adventure photos. The photos will be printed and sold at the registration hut where lunch is also provided.

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Inside the cave, visitors will see plenty of growing plants; even its limestone walls are covered with shrubs.

Done exploring the cave, you can continue the journey by walking through a 500-meter alley that will lead you to another vertical cave called Grubug Cave.

Arriving at Grubug Cave, your eyes will meet the view of two huge green-brownish stalagmites. If you can reach the cave by 1 p.m. you will get to see a stunning view of the sun shines through the darkness of Grubug Cave. (kes)

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