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Goa Gong is located in Bomo Village, Punung District, Donorejo, about 140 km south of Solo city or 30 km southwest of Pacitan City. This cave is one of the most beautiful caves in Southeast Asia.
The Sewu Mountains area stretches from Gunungkidul, Wonogiri, and Pacitan (http://nationalgeographic.co.id/)
The mountains in Pacitan are a series of barren mountains starting from Central Java’s Kebumen (Sewu Mountains), cut off at Wates Jogjakarta, continuing in Gunung Kidul (Yogyakarta) to Pacitan, Ponorogo, Trenggalek and continuing to Malang and Jember. The hills in this area are conical in shape, folded, some are like coconut shells. On the surface lies dry barren land planted with cassava, cassava and teak trees.
The caves in Pacitan have long corridors, the stalactites and stalagmites are so thin, the light is translucent and always drips with water. The drapery fabric (shawl drapery) stretches high, leading you to admire the Most Perfect creation. When you descend into the bowels of the earth, you will gape, because in front of your eyes is a vast space, its columns are as high as a Roman palace. If the lights are turned off, you are silent, the sound of the waterdrops seems so regular and rhythmic, as if the clink of his voice emits magical energy emanating from the darkness.
It is called Goa Gong because in it there is a stone which when hit will make a sound like a Gong being beaten. The journey to this cave is relatively easy, with well-repaired trails.
Along the way to Goa Gong will pass through a hilly area with caves in it. The caves in Pacitan are generally formed from the type of Karst rock, a rock that looks black and very hard. At first Goa Gong was discovered by two local residents who accidentally were looking for a water source.
Goa Gong entrance (http://www.pbase.com)
Entering the belly of Goa Gong as far as 300 meters down, special paths have been provided for visitors in the form of stairs equipped with iron handles so that visitors do not slip, can also be used as directions. To enter Goa Gong you do not need to have feelings afraid of the dark, mystical or other things, Goa Gong is very far from that impression. Although not too bright, the colorful lights of red, green, yellow, blue are enough to make the view clear. After all, bright light is not allowed to be used inside, because it can reduce the beauty of the condition of Goa. To anticipate the heat in the cave, several large fans have also been provided so that the air conditions in the cave are not stuffy.
Entrance route to Goa Gong (http://yuiword.com)
The deeper you go, the visitors will be amazed by the amazingly beautiful scenery, at least that’s how I feel. The stalactites and stalagmites in the cave will hypnotize every eye that looks at it. Colorful neon lights add to the exoticism of this cave. The stalagmites and stalagmites are immortalized with the names, Cello Giri, Cello Citro Cipto Agung, Cello Pakuan Bomo, Cello Adi Citro Buwono, Cello Bantaran Angin and Cello Susuh Angin.
In Goa Gong there are five springs that have magical value for those who believe in it. These springs include: Sendang Jampi Rogo, Sendang Panguripan, Sendang Relung Jiwo, Sendang Kamulyan, and Spring Relung Nisto which are believed to have magical value to cure disease. Gong Cave has several rooms. The first room is the Sendang Bidadari room which has a small spring with cold and clean water in it. Next to it is the Bidadari’s room, which according to the story, in this room sometimes flashes the image of a beautiful woman who resembles an angel.
The third and fourth rooms are the crystal and marble room, where in the room are stored crystal and marble stones with near perfect quality. The fifth room is the most spacious room. In this place, music concerts were held in four countries (Indonesia, Switzerland, England, and France) in order to promote the existence of Gua Gong to foreign countries. The sixth room is the hermitage room, and the last room is the Gong Stone room. In this room there are stones which when we beat will make a sound like a gong.
Stalactites of Goa Gong (https://teguhhariawan.wordpress.com)
If it comes during the rainy season, Goa Gong will be filled with water droplets that fall from the cave’s ceiling, and the lakes in the cave’s belly will also be filled with water. But when I had the opportunity to come there it happened to be during the dry season, so my clothes were still dry. One thing that should be a concern if you visit Goa Gong, it’s good you don’t touch the rocks in there, especially crystal and marble. Because some of the marble has looked blackened due to being held by the ignorant hands of visitors. We should also be responsible as visitors to preserve the beauty of Goa Gong.