Gua Lebar

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Location: Rw. II, Rong Tengah, Sampang, Sampang Regency, East Java 69216.
(-7.195150, 113.255445)
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: Adults IDR 5,000.
Classification: SubterraneaRock Mine
Light: n/a
Dimension: L=55 m, W=45 m, VR=30 m.
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Bibliography: Edi Setiawan Bustomi (2017): Strategi Pemerintah Daerah Dalam Mengembangkan Potensi Pariwisata (Studi Pada Wisata Alam Goa Lebar Kabupaten Sampang) Sarjana thesis, Universitas Brawijaya. Bahasa Indonesia online
Address: Gua Lebar, Rw. II, Rong Tengah, Sampang, Sampang Regency, East Java 69216.
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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2019 site closed due to the danger of rockfall.


Gua Lebar (Wide Cave) or Wisata Goa Lebar is an abandoned underground limestone quarry in Rong Tengah, Sampang Village. There is a huge, almost circular pit, 55 m long and 45 m wide, surrounded by a railing. At the Jh. Pahlawan V is a huge sign for the site from where the trail down into the quarry starts. The underground quarry is rather small but is notable for the statue of a pirate in one of the caverns. The site is quite popular with children,and outside the quarry, there is also a playground for children with the same name, which has a swimming pool. The fact that it is located at the outskirts of Sampang, and thus easy to reach by many people. Its unclear if it has any sort of management, open hours or entrance fee. As far as we understand the site is freely accessible, but during the day there is a warden who collects a small fee.

In 2019 the site was officially closed due to the danger of collapses. There had been several small collapses, which were not repaired. The Head of the Sampang Youth, Sports, Culture and Tourism Office published that the site was unsafe and should not be visited. The closure means, that they installed "prohibition signs for visitors, so they don't go too deep". In other words, the site is still freely accessible, but there are signs warning about the danger. As the site does not produce any revenue there is no fund for the renovation. It is partly owned by the municipality but there are several local residents owning other parts. To do the renovation it would be necessary to form an association first which acquires all the different parts and then carries out the renovation.