Jatijajar Cave Kebumen
Hi my beloved reader, how are today? Well, in this occasion, I will share one of recreation place should be visited when we are having leisure time, especially in holiday. The place I mean is Jatijajar Cave Kebumen. (also read : Recreation to Maharani Cave)
Below is a brief information about Jatijajar Cave Kebumen.
Jatijajar cave is one of attractive recreation place in Central Java. This cave is a tourist place in the form of a natural cave and it is formed of limestone. It’s length from the entrance up to the exit area is about 250 meters. The average width of this cave is 15 meters and the average height is 12 meters, while the thickness of the ceiling on average is10 meters. This cave is about 50 meters above from sea level.
Jatijajar Cave is located in Jatijajar village, the sub-district of Ayah, in the region of Kebumen Regency, Central Java Province. The distance of the cave is about 45 km from the city of Kebumen. So we can get the cave from Kebumen regency about an hour.
It is not difficult to get to Jatijajar cave. Visitors do not need to be confused to get there. Therefore, the location can be easily achieved. Visitors can use private vehicles or public transportation. If visitors want to use public transport, visitors simply ride the public bus from Kebumen to Gombong, and from Gombong station to Jatijajar cave. Jatijajar cave is located about 21 km western of Gombong.
According to the history, this cave was discovered by a farmer who owns the land above the cave. His name was “Jayamenawi” . At that time, he was cutting the grass on his land. Suddenly he fell down to a hole. After he stood at the hole, he looked around it and there was a ventilation hole in the cave ceiling. This hole had a diameter of 4 meters and a height of land below of the ventilation was about 24 meters. Because in front of the entrance of the cave there were two “JATI SEJAJAR” (in row teaks) trees, so this cave was called “JATIJAJAR CAVE”.
Jatijajar Cave began to be built and developed as a tourist attraction in 1975. The initiators of it was Suparjo Rustam, who is a former governor of Central Java. While the implementer of the project was the construction of Jatijajar cave, that was CV. AIS from Yogyakarta, led by Mr. Saptoto, an artist of diorama was also well known in the homeland. After Jatijajar cave grown up, the management of this cave has been done by the Regional Government of Kebumen regency.
In front of the cave of Jatijajar, there is a statue of a dinosaur as an important symbol of this cave. Visitors who enter the cave will automatically pass the mouth of the dinosaur statue. This statue expels out of water, as the estuary of the springs that exist in the cave, which is from the Spring (river) Kantil and Spring Rose. The water is believed not to be discharged, even though in dry weather condition. This water is used by people around Jatijajar cave as irrigating their rice fields.
When visitors enter to the cave, they will see beautiful amazing scenery around the cave. Inside the room of Jatijajar cave is illuminated with lots of lights along the way of it so the visitors do not have to be afraid about the lighting conditions there. On the ceiling of the cave there is a hole for cave ventilation. In the middle of the room there is a circular seat that can be used as seats of visitors who want to rest, as they look around the room in the cave.
Jatijajar cave visitors can enjoy the ornaments of stalactites, stalagmites, and quite fascinating limestone pillars. In addition to the cave scenery is quite beautiful. The visitors also will be presented by eight dioramas installed, plus the presence of 32 statues. The Statues in this cave tells the story of Raden Kamandaka, which well known as the Legend of Kasarung monkey. It is said that this cave was once a hermitage Raden Kamandaka, the prince of Padjadjaran King, to get “wangsit” (divine inspiration).
After enjoying the statues, Visitors can then go down the stairs in a manner which is part of the tail of a dinosaur statue. In the basement there are several underground rivers (springs)which are still active. The rivers are ones of the privileges of Jatijajar cave. There are four springs (however, according to other sources there are seven springs, but the data can be obtained only four springs), namely Rose Spring, Kantil Spring, Jombor Spring, and Puser Bumi Spring.
The accommodation and Other Facilities of Jatijajar cave tourism will not make us disappointed because in the area of Jatijajar cave there are numerous accommodation such as hotels and homestays, restaurants and other stalls. There are also a number of souvenir shops. The complex Area Tourism of Jatijajar cave there is a garden that can be used as a playground and family park. This park is called Monkey Island as indeed there are many statues of monkeys in it.
After having information about Jatijajar Cave Kebumen, why don’t you plan going there when you have time in holiday? Let’s go there for refreshing.
That’s all our article about Jatijajar Cave Kebumen we can share. Hopefully it can be an information for us about recreation place in Central Java, especially in Kebumen Regency. (also read : HOLIDAY IN DIENG PLATEAU)