Gong Cave Pacitan Java Indonesia

Gong Cave Pacitan Java in East Java is one of the popular tourist attractions in Pacitan and holds the title as the most beautiful cave tour of Southeast Asia. The charm of Gong Pacitan cave is sourced from a beautiful panorama of stalactites and stalagmites that you can encounter when going through the cave for approximately 2 hours. Geographically, Pacitan Regency is located in the southwestern region of East Java, has a landscape composed of limestone mountains that are less fertile to be used as agricultural land. The nutrient content of the land in Pacitan is small, thus the criteria of land in Pacitan are considered arid. Soil contours in the area of ​​Pacitan in general just more open the potential of nature tourism, one of these Gong Pacitan Gong. Gong Cave is administratively located in Pule Hamlet, Bomo Village, Punung Subdistrict, about 37 km west of downtown Pacitan. Cave tourism object in East Java this one is surrounded by mountains, north of the mountain Manyar, south of Karang Pulut mountain, east of Mount Gede, and the west is Mount Grugah. These four mountains are non-active volcanoes.

Gong Cave Pacitan Java has a depth of cave as long as 256 meters and has stalagmites and stalactites hundreds of years old. This cave appears as a result of volcanic activity and thermal movements that are thought to last hundreds of thousands of years ago.

Based on the story of the local community, this cave is named as Goa Gong is because people often hear the sound of echo of the sound like the sound of gongs coming from inside the cave. Gong is one of percussion tools in Javanese gamelan art. Sound like a gong from inside this cave is the result of the reflection of natural water droplets of the cave that hit the stalactite or stalagmite rock of the cave. The sound it produces sounds harmonious and beautiful, even if you are at the entrance of the cave.