Gunung Putih Cave in Bulungan Regency, North Kalimantan Province
Those who have visited Bulungan Regency may have heard the famous mountain called Gunung Putih. This limestone mountain becomes the home of several natural attractions including Gunung Putih Cave. The exact location is in Central Tanjung Palas Village. This underground cave is located behind a mountain slope, featuring a challenging trekking route. Both the exterior and interior of the cave are attractive, as well. No wonder, visitors can enjoy trekking, caving, and photography. What they need is a reliable local guide who can show the exact location of the cave and give information related to it.
In terms of nuance, Gunung Putih Cave offers a dark and dry atmosphere inside. Actually, the cave has a different experience between its exterior and interior. Once arriving at the mouth of the cave, tourists may see a small entrance. This cave is located underground, so the ambiance is dark. It is recommended to carry a flashlight and hire a local guide before exploring the cave. As for the interior, it features lots of limestone stalagmites and stalactites. Not to mention the cave doesn’t have many visitors, so it feels so isolated.
Exploring Gunung Putih Cave
Caving or cave exploration becomes the prime activity that tourists can do in Gunung Putih Cave. Thanks to the developer. They have provided stairs to the site, so tourists are able to enter the cave easily. At the entrance, before entering the cave, tourists should take their time and enjoy the panorama. The curvy cave looks amazing as well. Aside from sightseeing, tourists must take the chance for photography too. The view even gets better once they get in the cave, due to the presence of stalagmites.
After arriving at the location, tourists may see at least 45 spotlights that reside in a different part of the cave. The developer provides these lamps for a better caving experience. Tourists should consider carrying a flashlight during the visit. After all, they are going to explore an underground cave, which is both dark and damp. The good news is the location is near to a mountain terrace. Tourists only need to spend about 15 minutes to reach the cave, after all.
As an alternative, tourists can take advantage of Putih Mountain’s landscape to enjoy trekking and nature exploration. During the activity, they may see the exotic scenery of limestone landscape and lush green trees. A route to the cave is also considered challenging, so adventurers and trekkers would be able to enjoy the activity.
- Kesultanan Bulungan Museum
- Tepian Kayan
How to Get There
Tourists’ first destination is Tanjung Selor City and they can get there by airplane (for a faster trip). Those coming from Jakarta City, in this case, a flight from Soekarno – Hatta International Airport to Tanjung Harapan Airport may take about 1 day and 11 hours. From the airport, the next destination is Bulungan Regency. This trip takes about 2 hours and 9 minutes, as the distance is 93.1 km. Tourists should take Ahmad Yani Street, for a faster trip later. Lastly, they can head to Mount Putih right away where the cave is located. The distance is 20.1 km, so the trip takes about 25 minutes. Not to mention they must conduct a short trekking to reach the cave!
Where to Stay
- Teduran Mas Hotel