Caving At Gua in Malaysia
Caving At Gua in Malaysia
Location: Bali,Ubud (Gua Gajah), Sungai Relau (Gua Peningat)
Number of Sites: 2
Duration: 10-11 days
A trip to explore the Gua Caves
A trip to the cave of Gua Gajah is very adventurous. The cave of Gua Gajah is called the elephant cave. It’s popular because of its view. It is close to the elephant river with ancient bathing pool,green rice padding and a great garden nearby Ubud. The entrance of the cave looks like a mouth of demon. There are sayings that the mouth of the cave looks like the hindu god Bhoma. But other says that it looks like the child eating witch of Ballinese mythology.
Information for Gua Gajah
Open 7days 8am to 4.30
knees must be covered
Do not get in the ways of the worshippers
Do not take photographs
There is no artificial lighting so be prepared
Lack of signs and explanation in English
Information for Gua Peningat
Altitude: 1,296 ft from the sea level
Location: 8.8 Km from Sungai Relau that’s easily reachable
Fees: RM 100.00 for each day is charged that one can easily afford
Number of visitors: Maximum 12 persons are allowed
Nearby places: Pahang, Kuala Lipis
Other Peaks to Discover: Gunung Gedung, Bukit Tok Jenung, Gunung Tahan, Gunung Sesagan etc.
While you decide to explore the Gua Gajah and Gua Peningat in Malaysia, you can search for the best hotels and motels getting the suitable accommodation. Here, you can get the best options for overnight stay and thus you can travel safe with your family knowing that you would not face any intricacies getting the accommodations.
What things to Do there
Gua Gajah is the place where you can discover the famous archeological creations revealing the Hindu culture. The entrance is like a mountain and the other places the designs as close leaf, animals etc. The bas-leaf is used to decorate the mouth of the cave that creates a complete different view.
Gua Peningat comes out as another famous destination that increases the overall attraction of Taman Negara. Also, one can explore the exciting wild life here that would leave them speechless. You can take a local connoisseur who would help you to discover the historic cave in the right way. Gua Peningat is one of the most visited places in Peninsular Malaysia. Moreover, the peak at Gua Peningat gets a real great view for the visitors who want to ascertain the natural beauty in Malaysia.
Apart from the name of the cave, its being said that the cave was very old that it was used as a Sanctuary of a hindu priest who actually dug the cave with his hand. Although it is a hindu site but it is close to a Buddhist temple which suggest that the place has his remark on the Buddhist of Bali.
The elephant cave of Gua Gajah is very interesting with all the thrilling features that you make your trip one of the memorable events. The cave is not a large one but still when you will enter, you will find passages full of darkness. The cave abruptly ends in intersection. The right passage contains some shiv lingas and the left passage contains a statue of lord Ganesh who is reminiscent of an elephant.
Gua Peningat is recognized as the heritage of Malaysia and is the 1024th highest hill that comes out with all the exclusive features for the tourists. However, before you start your journey once go through the detailed map knowing how to reach the place without facing any difficulties. Also, get familiar with the type of transport that would help you to enjoy the ride with complete peace of mind.
Apart from the elephant cave, the other views are also very beautiful. The garden,rice pudding trees,Buddhist temple,elephant river is also very interesting places to visit.
How to visit: Visiting Gua Gajah is quite interesting. as well as other attractions. A trivial fee is charged for parking at the Elephant Cave.