Batu Cermin, Labuhanbajo

Written by on June 4, 2012 in Flores Nature Reserves with 0 Comments

Batu Cermin, Labuhanbajo


Batu Cermin is the Indonesian name for Mirror Rock. Shown is the limestone Mirror Rock that gives this outcrop its name. Depending on the time of year the sun shines into the canyon between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. and is reflected on the walls.This creates a spectacular visual effect. What is Batu Cermin and what can you see there? * Located 4 km east of Labuan Bajo, an impressive prominent rock formation near a series of caves * Home to interesting local flora and animals, including monkeys that frequent this area * Provides excellent panoramic view of the mainland area and the islands near Labuan Bajo * Bring a flashlight to view the inverted perches of the bats General information on Gua Batu Cermin Gua = cave; Batu = stone; Cermin= Mirror A white shining rock formation which, seen in a certain light, resembles large mirrors, gives this locale its name. The main cave is located at the centre of Batu Cermin. A ladder walkway connects the central area where the main cave is located. The walkway leads through a series of chambers before opening into the main narrow canyon of the “Mirror Rock.’’ Observe bats and spiders in the caves. While bats are found in abundance, you have to be very lucky to see the local spiders who, when approached, quickly scamper out of sight.

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