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We hiked up to Panching (Charas) limestone cave and did not have enough of it yet, and continued to follow the trail up to the highest cave above us. From far, we really couldn’t see what lied ahead of us and we had to be mindful with every step as they are uneven and slippery too. But since we had already been so far, from Singapore to Mersing, then drove up to Sungai Lembing town in Kuantan, Pahang in Malaysia, why gave up? No big deal though.

That’s the cave entrance.

Panoramic photo of the limestone cave, with drawings, algae, water dripping… I took this shot from inside the cave. No one was around except my family members. Most of them didn’t want to come up to this higher spot as the ground was slippery. Feeling creepy as I look at those details on this cave picture.

Scroll right-left to view the panoramic cave photo.


My dad nearly slipped and fell in this cave. Fortunately, he was pretty agile on his feet and managed to grab hold of some big rocks at the side. It’s safer to walk sideway down the slippery slope.

Usually we do see bats hanging and flying around caves, but not these caves that we visited. I wonder why. No food for them? XD

How do the rock formations appear to you? Use your imagination. It’s mind boggling.

How I wish that those were cavemen drawings and paintings! Ha! If that’s true, I guess we have to queue up and pay to enter this cave… Anyway, if you buy lottery, you may be interested in those 4-digit numbers written on the rocks!

There are some wooden planks here. Wonder if anyone comes up to this cave for meditation? But those unsightly drawings really spoilt this natural heritage.

I read that it took 400 million years to create Panching caves. When I look at the multi-coloured rock, it reminds me of Wave Rock (located in Western Australia), a giant surf wave of multi-coloured granite that has existed before the dinosaurs roamed the Earth! I took some photos from Wave Rock many years ago, but I need to scan them if I want to blog about it. It’s an unforgettable experience for me to travel to that semi-desert in Hyden.

Cave tours can be organised to visit Panching caves, and we did see a bunch of kids with their parents, all wearing yellow caps happily exploring the cavern with the sleeping Buddha.

That is Panching Hill with caves and caverns.

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