Gua Tempurung

Wondrous Cave

Useful Information

Location: Near Gopeng, Perak. 25 km south of Ipoh. North-South Expressway, Gopeng exit, south on Federal route 1, after 5 km turn left, 2 km to Gua Tempurung. Signposted from Gopeng exit.
Open: All year daily 10-16. Closed Hari Raya. [2005]
Fee: Golden Flowstone Tour: Adults RM 6, Children RM 2.50.
Top of the World Tour: Adults RM 9, Children RM 4.50.
Top of the World & River Adventure Tour: Adults RM 11, Children RM 6.50.
The Grand Tour: Adults RM 22, Children RM 11.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: L=4,500 m, river passage: L=1,600 m.
Guided tours: Golden Flowstone Tour: D=40 min.
Top of the World Tour: D=105 min.
Top of the World & River Adventure Tour: D=2.5 h.
The Grand Tour: D=3.5 h.
Address: APT Consortium Sdn. Bhd., 8A Laluan Rokam 15, Pekan Razaki, 31350 Ipoh Perak, Malaysia. Tel: +60-5318-8555, Fax: +60-5318-8557. E-mail: contact
At the cave: Mr Danial +60-17-5901625, Cik Feza : +60-12-5928952.
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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1950 to 1960 used by the communists as a hideout.
early 1970's mining for tin at the Gergasi Chamber.
1998 opened as a show cave.


Gua Tempurung is a large cave system with beautiful speleothems like stalagmites, stalactites, rim stone pools, curtains, straws, calcite crystals, and pillars. It is located inside Gunung Tempurung (Tempurung Mountain), which it is named after. The marble and limestone mountain is crossed completely by the 1.6 kilometre main passage with its cave river.

This cave is very well developed with paths, stairs and electric light. It is a really young show cave, as it was developed in 1998. Before this it was already toured a lot, because it is so huge, the visit had no big difficulties.

It is now possible to choose between four tours of different length, from a short show cave tour to a long cave trekking tour. The shortest tour is very easy and enters the cave at the main entrance. It leads into the Golden Flowstone Chamber, where it turns around at platform two. This tour is very easy with only a very small ascend.

A little longer is the Top of the World Tour which leads to the place called Top of the World, which is the highest point of the main passage. Here at platform five the developed part of the cave ends. While the tourist tour ends here and visitors return on the same path, there is also an adventure tour which returns through the river in the lower level. And finally there is a cave trekking tour which completely crosses the through cave along the river, which is close to the original cave visits which were made before the cave was developed.