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Mirror Cave – Indonesia's Hidden Treasure

I would like to thank the Tourism Ministry of Indonesia and VITO – India for giving me this wonderful opportunity to explore some hidden treasures of Indonesia. As my Indonesia excursion took me to several incredible places, it is not feasible for me to write about all of them in a single post. So, expect a number of posts on my Indonesia journey.

How many of you have really explored a cave with full of darkness inside? Well, I just did.

Gua Batu Cermin (Stone Mirror Cave) is one of the major tourist spots of Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai, Flores, East Nusa Tenggara.

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Gua means cave

Batu means stone

Cermin means mirror

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Discovered by Dutch man Theodore Verhoven in 1951, the limestone cave has many shape of stalagmites and stalactites.

One has to crawl to enter inside the cave. You can spot bats, insects and spiders in the cave.

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And there is a reason why it is called Mirror Cave. When sunshine passes through a hole in the tunnel and bounces on the stone walls it reflects small lights to other areas inside the cave like a mirror.

If you want to witness this magnificent visual trick, try to be there at the right time. According to local guides, the sunrays only hit the hole between 9 and 10am.

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The cave is surrounded by thick forests where you can find many wild animals, birds and a lot of bamboo trees. It is believed that the cave was under water million years ago.

How to reach the place: It will take just 10 minutes to reach Batu Cermin village from central Labuan Bajo. You can also hire a “motorbike taxi” to reach the place. Alternatively, your hotel can arrange a short trip to this place.

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15 comments on “Mirror Cave – Indonesia's Hidden Treasure

  1. pedrol
    May 29, 2016

    Amazing!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Hillechien
    May 29, 2016

    beautiful

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Gabryela Speaks
    June 3, 2016

    I really love the photos u posted here. I also love the details on your blog. You did mentioned that the cave is surrounded by a thick forest, birds, wild animals and lots of bamboo trees… are u going to post photos of those as well on a different article? let me know. 🙂

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  4. Janice Wald
    June 4, 2016

    Amazing photos. They look like the cool photos they put on windows 10.
    Congratulations on being Danny Ray’s featured blogger. I was his featured blogger too.
    Maybe you can check out my blog if you needed a blogging tip or two. That’s what I write about.
    Janice

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  5. kris
    June 5, 2016

    My kinda affair…

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Fabiola Rodriguez
    June 5, 2016

    Awesome! I love following travel blogs like yours. Also following on Instagram.
    Found you through Danny’s Featured Bloggers. Congrats!

    -Fabi at My Heart Of Mexico

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Roberta Pimentel
    June 14, 2016

    Awesome pictures and place ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  8. wanderbeeblog
    June 22, 2016

    Caves are not really my cup of tea but the name – Mirror Caves – piqued my interest and you said hidden treasure. Awesome shots.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Samanvay
    July 2, 2016

    went to a similar cave in kualalumour . I am sure you woudl have been there

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Susan Lilly
    July 7, 2016

    Absolutely Magnificent!

    Liked by 1 person

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