Thursday, October 24, 2013

#UNESCO | The Perak Man Cave - Gua Gunung Runtuh, Lenggong

"YIPPEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!" I screamed.

The itinerary stated; 4x4 ride, a visit to the Perak Man cave (South-East Asia’s oldest most complete human skeleton) and attending the one year anniversary of Archaeological Heritage of the Lenggong Valley. I'm sold!

My journey begins.

They allowed us to pick our own 4x4, big mistake man! Big mistake!
We got so excited, everyone wanted the most rugged macho looking ones. I lost obviously since I was busy taking the above picture. Pfft.

Don't think the marshall was too happy with my attitude cos I kept winding the screen down and sat on the door to snap pictures. Sorry!

Media s with Tourism Malaysia - Perak.

We start our hike.



As we approach the cave - Gua Gunung Runtuh.


Far. Boulders. Steep. Tired.

The Perak Man cave is locked.

Perak Man is believed to be an important member of his tribe or perhaps a tribe leader, this is judging by the way the Perak Man was buried ie in foetal position with stone tools around him. It is said that he was approximately 157cm tall and died between the age of 40-50 years old some 11,000 years ago.

Worried getting all the info wrong, below is caption form UNESCO site, I have also hyperlinked it.

Perak Man was discovered within Gua Gunung Runtuh cave. Perak Man is South-East Asia’s oldest most complete human skeleton. It is radiocarbon dated to 10,120 BP and identified as Australomelanesoid, a hominid type occupying the western part of the Indonesia archipelago and continental South-East Asia at the end of the Pleistocene and early Holocene.

Within the large karst outcrop of Bukit Kepala Gajah  are 20 caves. Three of these, Gua Gunung Runtuh, Gua Teluk Kelawar and Gua Kajang, have revealed prehistoric burials.

Together these four sites in two clusters sites represent the sequence of significant stages in human history unrivalled in the region.

That's me, all scared of pacat!




* all pictures taken using iPhone.



A Lenggong Carnival Media Fam Trip 2013 in collaboration with Tourism Malaysia Perak. #DiscoverPerak2013




6 comments:

Janggel / Rain said...

Haritu ada try nak pg sini tapi naik kete biasa tak boleh sampai. jadi terpaksa kehampaan.

Jeff Chuah said...

been wanting to visit the place...

Khai said...

Janggel, naik kete biasa tak sampai eh? Sebab kampung aku kat Baling, selalu nak balik lalu jalan Gerik-Kupang. Kan dari Gerik boleh terus ke Lenggong.

Pernah cakap dengan famili, one day kalau ada cuti panjang, alang2 balik kampung boleh ke sini.

Soalan:

1. Lily, jauh tak dari Gerik?
2. Lily/Janggel: confirm tak boleh bawak kete sendiri eh?

Tq! :D

sandy said...

WOW, what a trip that sounds like. I think I might be a bit fearful of the cave and all; but you sure got to see alot. Fabulous pictures.

Lily Riani said...

Janggel,

memang kereta kenot, kena 4x4. then kene panjat bukit tuh lak....btw, its looked :(

Jeff,

next time they have Fam trip, I ask them for you yah.

Lily Riani said...

khai,

dari kuala kangsar 30-45mins aje. dari grik wallahualam.

drive half way, the remaining kena naik 4x4... then panjat bukit... its more like panjat boulders, tricky when hujan.

sandy,

its safe hence I was able to brave myself but the climb was tough tho. since curiosity got the best in me, i climbed anyway :)







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