Luweng Jaran Cave, The Longest Cave In Indonesia


Luweng Karan Cave

Luweng Jaran is the longest cave in Indonesia, which last data entry on the list of the world’s longest cave Luweng Jaran registered in 2002 with a total length reaches 24 km. Location L. Luweng Jaran located in the village, Kec. Punung, Pacitan, East Java.

It was first discovered by local residents, was first explored by the Joint Expedition team Anglo – Australian, who was accompanied by a crawler Caves of Indonesia in 1984. At that time, the mapping reaches 11 km, then the expedition was continued every 2 years.

In 1992 return expedition to combine Luweng Jaran with Luweng Punung Plente, so the total length reaches 19 km. This cave is very dangerous in the rainy season, because it is the Swallow Hole or the disappearance of the river surface into the cave. Quite a lot of searchers who get caught flooding caves in this cave. Navigate the necessary equipment is a vertical cave, the wells first with a depth of 12 meters, up to the first terrace with a distance of about 25 meters before reaching the second wells with a depth of 25 meters after pitting the two, there is a very large hall, began here can be done without equipment field vertically.

Luweng Jaran can be called a cave maze, because the streets branch out and graded. Advised to bring a map of the cave or leave the marker so as not to get lost in search activity in this cave.

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