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Being the largest natural limestone cave of its kind in Peninsular Malaysia, Tempurung Cave is immensely popular among cave enthusiasts. From the Gopeng Toll Plaza, visitors would only need around ten minutes to reach the cave. With the length of about 3 kilometres, Tempurung Cave is made up of five huge domes in which its ceilings resemble coconut shells, while each dome has different formations of stalagmites and stalactites.
It is not always dark here, as part of the cave has been developed as a show cave with electric lighting and walkways. Someone new to cave exploration also need not be worried, since there is a range of tours of different lengths and difficulty, with torch lights and safety helmets being available for rent.
Upon going through the cave, one may find a river cave with the river passage running about 1.6 kilometres through the hill. Another feature is the cave tunnel running from the east to the west that covers a distance about two kilometres under the limestone hills known as Gunung Tempurung and Gunung Gajah.
People driving from Kuala Lumpur may drive via North-South Highway / E1 for immediate access to Tempurung Cave. The journey could take up to two hours depending on the current traffic situation.
The nearest train stations are Batu Gajah and Kampar. From Kuala Lumpur International Airport, visitors can catch the Express Rail Link (ERL) train which goes to KL Sentral/Bandar Tasik Putrajaya/Cyberjaya/Salak Tinggi/KLIA route. There, one can board the Electric Train Services (ETS) northbound coach and stop by one of the stations before opting for other modes of transport.
The nearest express bus terminal is located in Jalan Pasar, Gopeng. Take the trip directly to Gopeng from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) terminal using express bus services such as Sri Maju Express or KKKL before opting for local buses to go to the cave.
Located thirty minutes away from the landmark, this is pretty much the major tourist attraction here in Batu Gajah. The unfinished, ruined mansion, built by a Scottish planter and engineer named William Kellie-Smith in 1915 for his family. In order to bring it to life, he brought over 70 craftsmen from Madras, India with all the marble and bricks being imported from India as well. There is also a plan for a six-story tower with an elevator, the first of its kind in the country back then. Nonetheless, the construction efforts stopped due to the virulent Spanish flu spreading among his workers. His death in 1926 devastated his wife and she decided to return to Scotland, while the remains stand still till this day.
Located at 45, Jalan Margosa A/13, Seri Margosa, Bandar Seri Botani, Ipoh, Kinta, this homestay is properly decorated with a calming atmosphere to deliver a satisfying staying experience suited for families and groups of friends. Facilities include desk, hairdryer, kitchenette, refrigerator, shower, bathtub, cable television, parking and close proximity to grocery, hair salon and shops.
Sahom Valley Agro & Eco Resort is one of the established hotels here, a two-star hotel that can be found at Lot 228800 Jalan Sahom, Kampar. This establishment has a tranquil atmosphere with a traditional setup that includes facilities such shower, bathtub, cable television, private bathroom, coffee/tea maker, front desk, luggage storage, parking, garden and spa.
A three-star hotel with a splendid setup situated in 2188, Jalan Timah, Bandar Baru Kampar, Kampar which is within close proximities to the cave. It has a huge range of facilities and services for the guests such as cable television, minibar, shower, desk, bellhop, concierge, fitness centre, laundry, ballroom, safety deposit box, outdoor pool, coffee shop, meeting facilities, room service and many more.