Ngalau Seribu, the Hidden Caves of West Sumatra – Monday Photo

Submitted by viravira on 1 October 2012   •  Destination

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Ngalau Seribu (Thousand Caves) in West Sumatera. In this highland, caves are like bee hive, hundreds or maybe thousands of caves crawl beneath its hills. The one you see in the picture is the main lobby of the cave system, where a natural spring drips and forms a shallow pool.  This shallow pool allows cavers to make a nice and comfy camp site as a basecamp for further exploration.

Ngalau Seribu - West Sumatra - Indonesia

This is a contribution from our fellow Diyan Surya, whom you may bump into as @diyantouchable in the cyber world. The picture was taken on his ‘mudik’ trip to Payakumbuh, West Sumatra, on August 2012. 


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7 years 5 months ago

I have been going to Bukittinggi once a year for a few years aleady and never heard of these thousand caves…

7 years 2 months ago

whoops just read your comment…
if you’re interested i can help to arrange a hiking trip there..