Jomblang Cave is one of the most popular tourist destinations at Gunungkidul. Jomblang Cave is located in a forest area with karst mountains that were formed hundreds of years ago. This cave has a vertical depth as high as 60 meters and has extraordinary beauty. The best time to enter this cave around 9-10 o’clock in the morning when sunlight enters into this cave. This moment is highly anticipated by foreign tourists and domestic tourists.
You do not need to worry about entering this cave and there is no need to expertise in descending this cave. You will be guided and there is a little training from a local tour guide, how to go down this cave with a special rope and safety helmets that have been provided. Joblang Cave is located in Pacarejo village in Semanu District, Gunungkidul. To take this place requires an experienced driver and knows this place. Because it is in the forest with a fairly steep rocky road. We recommend that you can rent a car in Yogyakarta to go to Jomblang Cave.
By paying an entrance ticket of Rp.450,000 per person. Prices are not cheap for domestic tourists. But the cost was paid off with a very interesting natural sensation in Goa Joblang when it descended down on a rope. Assisted by a single rope technique (SRT) and several rope pullers from the top and bottom of this cave, certainly safer to go down this cave. You can also see enchanting natural ornaments with crystal stones, stalactites and stalagmites that are sparkling active. Besides that, in the Jomblang cave there is a river that flows swiftly. Combined with sunlight entering the mouth of the cave to form a refractive light that is amazing for photos. This moment you cannot find anywhere else is like the “” light of heaven “from God the Creator of the Universe.
From the geological point of view, Jomblang Cave was formed from the process of sedimentation of rocks and dissolving layers of limestone in the area for decades. With a depth of 60 meters with a diameter of 50 meters mutlut this cave is like a well. Local residents give the name “Sumuran” or Luweng Grubung. This is one of the attractions of Jomblang Cave to become one of the mainstays of Geosite in Gunungsewu which is one of the best Geosite destination nominations in Indonesia today.
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