Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The Cave Pindul

The Cave Pindul.

Pindul attraction of the cave is located in the village Bejiharjo, District Karangmojo, Gunung Kidul Regency. Pindul known because of the way down the cave done by climbing the tube above the underground river in the cave, this activity is known as cave tubing. Underground river starts from the mouth of the cave until the latter part of the cave, inside the cave there is a narrow passage that only passable one the tube, so that tourists usually take turns one by one to skip this section. Pindul long cave is 350 meters with a width of 5 meters and the distance of the water surface with 4 meter cave roof. Pindul cave search takes approximately one hour that ends at a dam. The river's flow inside Pindul comes from the springs Gedong Seven. Sights Pindul inaugurated on October 10, 2010.


Bejiharjo village is located in the karst hills that are dominated by rocks. Pindul can be reached from the city of Yogyakarta using private vehicles such as motorcycles or cars passing through Wonosari, located about 7 km to the north of the city Wonosari, after entering the village Bejiharjo, the trip continues to follow the asphalt road. Location of the secretariat Pindul located just down the road. A search in the cave there will be rock formations of stalactites, which is a type of secondary mineral that hangs from the ceiling of limestone caves. In fact, there are stalactites that had grown up under and become like pillars. Some karst rock is alive and dripping water. Pindul divided into three zones, namely Zone bright, dim and dark. One part Pindul there is a wide enough so it looks like a pool and there is a gap wide enough incoming sunlight. This gap can also be passed as a pathway by entering the cave vertically. Tourist attractions around Pindul are Gua Wren (dry cave), General Sudirman heritage monument, as well as archaeological sites Sokoliman.


Legend of naming Pindul believed and told for generations by the community comes from the story Joko trip Singlulung who searched the dense forest, the river, up to the cave to find her father. When walking the seven caves that have streams underneath, Joko head hit a rock faults in the cave. The cave was named Joko hit Pindul derived from the Javanese word meaning gebendul cheek cheek hit.

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