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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Caving in the longest cave on the Enggano Island

The tunnel and slow speed light.
Enggano is one of the karst islands in Indonesia. This island comes from the lifting of the ocean floor which contains sedimentation of marine animals. It took millions of years to become an island and bring life to it.
Cave entrance. 
One of the unique karst islands is caves. The cave in the karst area is formed from underground water tunnels. The flow of water will form a winding tunnel and be a cave. Inside the cave, there is an underground river that will drain water into the entry of the cave/resurgence.
Ornament cave.
In Enggano, there is a cave called CN (ce'en). This cave has a tunnel length of 2.2 km. For this trip, it takes 2-3 hours of caving. Inside the cave, there are ornaments such as; stalactites, stalagmites, and pillars. Inside the cave also found fauna such as; crickets, crabs, fish, shrimp, and cave spiders.
The caver at Jangkar hamlet.
For caving into a CN cave, the caver must go to the Jangkar hamlet which is about 5 km from Malakoni. Travel to the Jangkar hamlet can be done by walk or motorbike.

From the Jangkar hamlet, caver must walk to the river that leads to the entrance of the cave. CN Cave is one of the longest caves that has been explored. This cave produces fresh water that is used by residents of Enggano as a water source. This cave is still maintained and not many people visit this place.
Underground river.
If you want to explore this cave, make sure you have good skills in caving. Inside the cave, you not only walk but have to climb, crawl and swim in the cave. The long path requires strong energy so you can get out of the cave. CN Cave is one of the most beautiful caves in Enggano, and you have to see it without destroying it.

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