PACITAN, JALANJALANAJA- Goa Gong is a tourist place that you can visit while on vacation. One of the unique and beautiful caves in East Java is Goa Gong. Goa gong offers various variants of beauty, ranging from colorful lights, springs, stalactites and stalagmites.
Goa Gong is located on Jl. Greetings, Greetings, Bomo, Punung, Pacitan Regency, East Java, which is also known as the city of 1001 caves, and one that is famous here is the Goa Gong Pacitan tourist spot.
Exploring the natural beauty in the East Java area is indeed endless. In East Java, there are lots of natural attractions that you can visit with your family or relatives. Among them are Baluran National Park, Batu Night Carnival, Green Bay or Green Bay, Apple Picking Tour in Malang and so on.
Pacitan is an area in East Java which is surrounded by limestone mountains, which makes the land in this area dry and infertile. The land on the surface of Pacitan is indeed arid and has few nutrients, but the grace of the Almighty is not above the surface, but below the soil surface.
According to stories from local residents, Goa Gong was discovered around the 1930s. Due to the prolonged dry season, Pacitan is experiencing drought and it is very difficult to obtain water.
The name Goa Gong itself is taken from the mystery that once enveloped and haunted the surrounding community. Communities around the cave revealed that at night they often hear the sound of wasps resembling the sound of a gong (one of the gamelan musical instruments) coming from inside the cave.
There are also those who say that in one of the cave rooms there is a stone which when struck will make a sound that echoes like the sound of a gong.
But scientifically, the sound that appears can be explained. The sound that sounds like the sound of a gong is produced from water droplets hitting the stalactites or stalagmites in the cave, coupled with the echoes reflected by the rock formations in the cave, the sound produced is actually quite slick to enjoy.
Gong Cave Location and Route
Access to the gong cave itself is also fairly easy. From Pacitan district, you head west by using the arterial road Jl. National III. Follow the road until you find the Poenoeng area. Then after that, turn left or south on Jalan Punung - Goa Gong. Follow the road for about 6.4 KM. After that, you will find Goa Gong.
Goa Gong Attraction
- The Rock That Mysically Sounds Alone
Maybe some of you are still confused about what is meant by rock sounding itself. The point is that many people often hear the sound of gongs in this cave. Gong itself is a musical instrument from the Java region. Because of this uniqueness, this cave is named Goa Gong.
Indeed, this phenomenon is still a mystery among some people. After further investigation by Mr. Wakino and his colleagues, they thought that this cave would be a very good tourism potential. This is because Goa Gong has a very exotic view with a range of stalactites and stalagmites.
- The Color Mix of Light in Goa is Attractive
Another attraction that you can find in Goa Gong is the placement of the colorful lights which are very interesting. Colorful lights consisting of red, green, orange, purple, and blue can actually add to the aesthetic value of this cave. So beautiful, you can think if the colors seem original, even though they are the colors of the light. This attractive and complete color can be used as a photo spot.
Stalactite and Stalagmite Formation
Stalactites and stalagmites are formed due to deposits of water dripping in caves. Well in this gong cave has a lot of stalactites and stalagmites. And the government itself is trying to maintain the purity of the stalactites and stalagmites by providing a fence on the side. The combination of various colored lights that highlight the stalactites and stalagmites adds its own added value to the beauty of the cave.
Gong Cave Facilities
- Food and beverage stalls
- Souvenir shop
- Hotel accommodation and Homstay
- spring water
- Road sign
- Cave tour guide
- Flashlight rental
You can use all these facilities. But keep in mind, there are some facilities that require you to spend more money. These include tour guides and flashlight rentals. If you need to hire a guide, you can hire one. Cave guides can allow you to learn more about the cave.
As for the flashlight, I don't think it's really needed. But if you feel that the cave road is getting dark, you can rent it. The price for renting a flashlight is also quite affordable, which is only Rp. 5000 only per flashlight. But to save costs, you can really use your own personal flashlight, namely by using a cellphone flashlight.
Opening Hours and Ticket Prices for Goa Gong
Goa Gong itself can be visited from 9 am to 5 pm. No need to worry, because Goa Gong itself is open every day. So if you don't get it that day, then you can try tomorrow. You can travel to Goa Gong with your family or even a bus group. Ticket prices are also very cheap. You only need to spend Rp. 5000 for children, Rp. 10,000 for adults on weekdays and Rp. 12,000 for adults on weekends.