Central Java, Seplawan Cave, Purworejo

Written by on July 3, 2012 in Java Cave with 0 Comments

Central Java, Seplawan Cave, Purworejo



Seplawan Cave is the only cave in Purworejo which has become tourist attraction. Cave is precisely located in the village Donorejo, Kaligesing district about 40 miles east of downtown.
Seplawan Cave is a site that is highly valued. Therefore, the cave that was found on August 15, 1979 was in one corner of the cave was found a 22-carat gold statue as high as 9 cm with a weight of 1.5 kg. Arca was a statue of a pair of men and women who were holding hands. Experts archaeologists believe that the statue is of Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati. Arca is a relic in the days of Hindu Shiva. Now the statue is kept in the National Museum. Instead, the government built a replica of the statue in front of the mouth of the cave, the replica was larger than the actual so as to resemble monuments.

In addition to having the privilege as a prehistoric site is another feature that is the beauty of the cave Seplawan itself. Cave ornaments that have a very beautiful and amazing as the stalactite and stalagmite with varied sizes. Other ornaments were not less interesting, such as Flow stone, helektit, soda straw, gowerdam and others.

Seplawan cave has around 700 Meters long, while the branches of the cave around 150-300 meters. Special pathway for the visitors already there lighting the lamp, while for branches cave lights are not installed because of the muddy conditions. So there is a branch of the cave was named by the term “mud palace” because so much mud.

Location Seplawan cave tourism has been equipped with facilities and infrastructures facilities such as bathroom / WC, a simple small Mosque, Gashebo, Sentry Pandang and also there are flower gardens are beautiful. Scenery around the cave is very beautiful seplawan besides air was cool as well as the region located at an altitude of about 800 masl. Through viewing post, visitors can see the south coast, the city Krogo Kulon, and Sermo Reservoir. Even if it rises to one of the hills in the area of the cave, visitors can see the Mount Merapi, Mount Merbabu, and Sindoro Sumbing well as Mount Slamet. However, the mountains that can only be seen in the morning. So, many of the visitors who camp in Seplawan so in the morning could see the natural beauty of the area Seplawan it.

Source: central-java-tourism.com

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