Tempurung Cave (Gua Tempurung)

Location: Perak

Location Info

Address: Gua Tempurung, Perak, Malaysia
Office Number: +605 255 9962

District » Gua Tempurung


Gua Tempurung is situated at Gopeng in the state of Perak. This cave is believed to have existed since early 8000 B.C. and is most probably the largest natural limestone structure in Malaysia. It is also Perak's best kept secret. The Gua Tempurung is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful white marble and limestone cave with various dimensions.


Gua Tempurung consists of five large domes with ceiling which look like coconut shells. The makeup of each domes are of different formations and marble which exist due to differing temperatures and water levels. The beauty of the caves is simply out of this world as their stalagmites, stalactites and other magnificent rock formations that are just a spectacular wonder. There are several tours into the cave as that is the main attraction here. The caves are actually situated under the limestone hills and tunnels are formed that lies from east to west and is about 1.9 kilometers in length.

The River Adventure is the tour which requires visitors to bring an extra set of clothes as one will sure to be drenched to the skin and full of sand. You can bring your own torch light and safety helmet but they are also available for rent. Caving here requires no prior experience and it suitable for just about anyone. Other than caving, you can go for white water rafting. Usually visitors go for the white water rafting after caving to clean themselves up. At the river, you will be in for some exciting rapids and floating down the clear river water in the middle of the green forest. This simply is the best experience you can ever have and it is a great activity to do with your friends and family.


To get to Gopeng, you will need to drive on the North-south Highway and exit at the Gopeng Interchange which is about 25 kilometers south of Ipoh. Proceed towards Kampung Gunung Mesah and drive through the village for about 4 kilometers. You will be able to see the limestone hill on the distance when you get near it.