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5 of the Best Exotic Caves in Indonesia You Shouldn’t Miss

Exotic caves of Indonesia

Indonesia has many tourist attractions to visit, not all of them beaches, mountains, and oceans. Indonesia also has some exotic, natural caves systems ready to be explored.

Some of these cave tours have been named as the most beautiful caves in South East Asia, even some of the most beautiful in the world. Here, we present the 5 top caves in Indonesia you shouldn’t miss.


Yogyakarta has a lot of charming tourist attractions to suit all needs. The city offers a cave adventure by way of Jomblang Cave. Jomblang, located in Semanu, Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta, is known as one of the most beautiful vertical caves in Indonesia. Because of its vertical position, those who want to explore are required to use vertical caving equipment, a single rope technique, and trained instructors.


If you think that ice caves only exist abroad, you are mistaken. Indonesia also has a great one in Papua. Because it is at an extreme elevation, this cave is also covered in lumps of ice and snow. If you want to go through this cave, you must be physically and mentally fit, as well as having a lot of stamina.


Pacitan is also called the City of 1001 Caves because of its many cave tourism attractions there. But there is one cave that is the pride of the Pacitan community, namely Gong cave. Located in Bromo Village, Punung District, Pacitan; Gong has a special quality. Distinctive sounds like gamelan gongs are emitted from stalactite and stalagmite formations, from sound hitting them and echoing around the cave. In addition to the beautiful sights inside the cave, it also sounds beautiful. It is not surprising that this cave is referred to as the most beautiful in South East Asia.


Located in Lamongan, East Java, the beautiful collection of stalactites and stalagmites in Maharani Cave is thought of as possibly unique in the world. This is because the stalactites and stalagmites in the cave continue to grow and emit colourful light during light transition. Because of its beauty, it is not uncommon for tourists to equate this cave with Altamira cave in Spain, Mamonth cave in the United States, and Carlsbad in France.

Bantimurung Pangkep

This cave is considered to be rather special. There are 268 caves in the karst region, which stretches over an area of ??43,750 hectares. This karst area is located in Bantimurung Bulusaraung National Park which stretches from Maros Regency to Pangkajene Regency and across to the Pangkep Islands in South Sulawesi. Of the 268 caves that have been investigated, 50 caves have been noted as having been used in prehistoric times, with many paintings and traces of ancient human food have been found.

Sources: Brilio, IDNTimes

Image: Phinemo

See: Top 10 Reasons to Live in Indonesia

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