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Gua Tempurung, Perak, Malaysia

Gua Tempurung is a large cave located in a limestone mogote hill near Gopeng, Perak State, Malaysia. The huge cave chambers are developed in Palaeozoic limestone/marble extensively exposed in the Ipoh area of Perak. A river flows through river cave passeges at the base of the hill and above this level there are several huge cave chambers with enormous stalactite and stalagmite formations, possibly the largest in Malaysia. Gua Temperung is now open to visitors for a modest charge. Access is easy from the Gopeng interchange on the main North-South Expressway. Japanese soldiers used Gua Temperung during the second world war to hide and strategic planning grafiti can be found on walls in the cave.


The entrance to Gua Temperung with emerging river


River passage in Gua Temperung near to the entrance


Huge chamber in Gua Temperung with giant formations


Main chamber of Gua Temperung with enormous tall stalagmites


Large phreatic tube cave in the upper levels of Gua Temperung


View from upper levels into the main chamber at Gua Temperung


Writings and drawings on the wall of the cave done by Japanese soldiers during world war two.

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