LiburMulu.Com – Batu Cermin Cave is one of the caves that are now being hit in Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai, Flores, East Nusa Tenggara. This cave was discovered by Theodore Verhoven, a Catholic missionary, in 1951 which turned out to be quite a lot in the mass media as a unique tourist destination. Because of this popularity, you will not find it difficult to find the information.
Local guide mentions that this cave has been around for about sixty million years. When you arrive at the location you must first pass the entrance to the cave where there are many bamboo trees with hundreds of thorns. When the dry season the whole tree will look so dry but it makes them look so beautiful and creates a more exotic landscape.
Batu Cermin Cave has a high cement staircase at its entrance, make the appearance of the cave become more majestic with a high sky. After entering the 'belly' of the cave, you will find lots of very large and spacious spaces.
Even so, all visitors are required to wear a safety helmet and carry a flashlight, because there is a pitch dark cave that you can explore. This cave has a variety of uniqueness, one of which is the wide screen of the cave wall.
While not far from the wall there is a hole where the sunlight comes in. So if during the day, the light will fall into the hole and hit the part of the cave wall, the incoming light will be reflected to the entire cave gap that may be reached by light.
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The reason for this beautiful cave is called Batu Cermin Cave itself, is because in the rainy season if there is a pool of water at the bottom near the wall the water will be reflected to the wall. However, visitors cannot always witness this phenomenon, due to the rare rainy season on the land of NTT.
But you will still be fascinated by this Batu Cermin Cave by its uniqueness. Even the kalina will be able to find parts of the cave wall that are so similar to coral reefs on the seabed, and seem to have various colors. The white, yellow, brown and green colors of the moss are clearly very visible, making more question marks on the head.