The Beauty of Pindul Cave Attraction in Gunung Kidul – This time we will review about one of the beautiful destinations in Jogjakarta in Indonesia and must be visited. Pindul Cave, is one of the tourist attractions located in the village of Bejiharjo, Karangmojo district, Gunung Kidul Regency. Pindul Cave is a cave in which there is a stream of underground stream that extends from the mouth of the cave to the tail. This cave was opened to the public on October 10, 2010. Pindul cave is limestone cave.
Pindul Cave has an unmistakable beauty exotic, so do not be surprised if hundreds or even thousands of visitors flocked every day to enjoy the beauty of nature in this one tourist attraction. This cave stretches a length of about 1.148 feet, with a width of 16 feet. Pindul Cave has a depth of about 16 to 39 feet. While the water surface distance with the roof of the cave about 13 feet. Pindul Cave is quite different from other caves. Here, you will not only witness the exoticism of the cave, but will also be amazed by the sparkling water that fills the cave. The water is an underground river that comes from seven gedong springs.
Pindul Cave has 3 parts, the first is a bright zone, as the name implies, in this section so bright impressed that you can see the beauty of the cave directly with the naked eye. In this zone you can play at will, by swimming and jumping. Here you can also see a collection of beautiful fish. The fish is big enough but do not worry because the fish there are safe. While the second is a dimly lit zone, here the light entering only a few small parts, with the help of reflections of clear water on the walls – the walls of the cave make this dim light was amazing. And the last is the dark zone, to be able to navigate this section, you have to use lighting aids, because as the name implies, in this zone is very dark. Well, to follow the three zones, you need travel time about 45 minutes. This search will end on a draft in this cave area.
In the middle of Pindul Cave there is a room large enough and certainly interesting to enjoy. The scenery combined with a hole above it makes this part the center of all parts of Pindul Cave. How not, in this section you will see the sun’s rays come in so as to create amazing reflections. Local people call this part an inverted well. Because the atmosphere is quite good and interesting, no wonder if this hole is often used for the training of SAR TEAM (Indonesia Rescue Team) members as entrance.
As in other caves, Pindul Cave also has a very beautiful stalactite and stalagmite. But the difference is the capacity. According Stalakmit research and stalactite is already thousands of years old, so it has a very large shape. In Pindul Cave, stalactites and stalagmites converge right in the center of the cave to form a pillar, looking large and sturdy. The size, reaching up to 5 adult span of hands. Due to its large size, the stalactites in Pindul Cave are in the 4th largest category in the world. The most amazing thing that can be found here is if we can witness the splendor of stalactites that form naturally in Pindul Cave.
Not until there, stalactites in Pindul Cave is still active. So that when you come back a few years to come, you can see the pillars of this stalactite getting bigger. But what is worried about this is the greater the diameter of the stalactites, the bigger chances will be difficult to pass, now the gap is just enough for one person. Stalactites that resemble these pillars are often referred to as cave poles.
Throughout the “penguaungan” on Pindul Cave, you will be presented with ornaments painting on every wall – the cave wall that adds completeness that is priceless. Combined beautiful crystal stone ornaments and moonmilk. A pure natural heritage with the beauty of abstract paintings that make the Pindul Cave beauty more visible. Added to the water droplets on the cave wall, as if adding more atmosphere. Hundreds of bats are also waiting for you who usually hide behind the dark cave hallways.
To be able to explore the beauty of Pindul Cave, you can use rubber tires. In the cool language, commonly known as “Cavetubing” this term is almost the same as Rafting. The difference, rafting is the activity along the river flow like rafting by boat, while cavetubing is the activity down the river by using rubber tires. You do not have to worry, because the flow of the river in Pindul Cave relatively quiet, so it is safe to explore. Even because the flow of water is very safe and friendly, cavetubing in Pindul Cave can be done by various ages, ranging from children to children. Not only that, pregnant women also do not have to worry if you want to do cavetubing there, because it is guaranteed safe. This can be ascertained, because the flow of water in Pindul Cave in the dry season and rain is relatively the same.
To get into the pindul cave area you will be charged entrance fee. While to do cavetubing in Pindul Cave you rent cavetubing which the price is also affordable. The rental fee is usually included in the cost of insurance and rental buoys and rubber tires, but if you bring your own cavetubing equipment, then only need to pay the entrance fee only, no cost anymore. This tour is very cheap and certainly will not make your pocket drained. So do not miss to enjoy the beautiful natural attractions in Pindul Cave.
The History of Pindul Cave
According to the story of the local community, the story of Pindul Cave is quite interesting and funny impressed. It is said that there used to be a child named Joko Singlulung. This boy lost his father, and he was determined to look for him. Heavy forest and cave he was searching for the sake of finding the father. Unfortunately, when he passed a cave that has a stream, his head hit a large rock in the cave. His head bumps into his cheek collapsed, which is in Javanese language “Pipi gebendul”. So the name of Pindul Cave is taken from the abbreviation of gebendul cheeks. Unique and funny yooo.
Pindul Cave has a magnificent stalactite-shaped pillar. This stalactite is quite active. According to local beliefs, water droplets from this stalactite will make a woman young and more beautiful. It also can smooth the skin. As for the men, water droplets are believed to be useful to increase the virility of vitality. It seems strange, but this is what they believe. Curious and want to prove the efficacy of the stalactite drops in Pindul Cave? Please just prove it and enjoy its beauty.