Monday, February 15, 2010

Two temples of Charas Cave.

Charas cave is one of the most well know cave in Panching Hill
which is situated about 27km from Kuantan.
Among the attraction in the caves are a sleeping Buddha statue of a Thai Buddhist temple
and Shivalingam of a Hindu Temple.


A view of the Panching Hill from the Panching police station.



The reclining or sleeping Buddha statue.






Elephant and monkey bowing to Buddha.



Buddhism

This stone looks like a lady sitting on an elephant.




A Quan Yin lookalike stalagmite in the cave.



This one look like a human head.




A fish lookalike limestone.




This black patch of flowing water looks like a lady in a long gown.




The Shivalingam Temple.



It is under renovation and work is almost completed.


Lord Shivalimgam being wash.




Shiva

Shivalingam

The new stairways up offers a shorter and faster route up.



The generous ones who contributed the new stairways.



This is the old Thai Buddhist monastery,the buddhist monks have since left for home
and it is now in the hands of a local caretaker.


The entrance of the cave


A view of the entrance from inside.


Lightings in the cave.


Columns formed by joined stalactite and stalagmite in another higher cave








A view of the palm oil plantation below from the cave's view point.










View Gua Charas(Panching) in a larger map
click on the blue balloon for directions

Getting there:-
It is best to have your own transport because the Panching Hill
is about 3.5 km off the main road in a palm oil plantation.
Gua Charas

Caves of Malaysia

12 comments:

Tekkaus said...

Wow...so many interesting limestones and God figure. I gotta visit this place one day. :)

thomas said...

yah!You should drop by.

zulhilmi bdk blur said...

u r designer here..??

thomas said...

Do you mean the cave's temple?
i am just a visitor.

Elaine New said...

look like an interestin place!

thomas said...

Not as glamourous as Batu Caves,
normally visitors will also go the Sg Lembing Museum.

Nikel Khor said...

hope me noe tis place..

from Nikel Khor

thomas said...

not difficult to find,have sign board which leads to Gua Charas from town

June (An Asian Traveler) said...

Awesome cave. It has some similarities to Batu Cave in Kuala Lumpur.

thomas said...

Yah,quite similar except Batu Caves is many times bigger and this one have a Buddhist temple.

jipp said...

Ehhh, I remember this cave. I visited it when I was still at a boarding school in Kuantan long time ago. Wow, it has changed a lot. There was no statue, no lighting, no nothing back then. I think it needs a little bit of more publicity so that people would be interested to visit this wonderful cave.

thomas said...

You could have visited Bukit Sagu caves then because the temples have been there for i think almost 40yrs.
You're right the place needs some publicity.

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