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Gua TambunGua Tambun (12 August, 2017)

Gua Tambun (GPS: 4.60249, 101.13072) is a site of prehistoric rock art in Malaysia. The site is in Tambun, a suburb of Ipoh, Perak. The prehistoric rock art here is regarde3d as one of the most important in the country, dating back to between 2,500 to 4,000 years ago. The site was gazetted as a National Heritage Site in 2010 and protected by the National Heritage Act 2005.

I made an impromptu visit to Gua Tambun on 12 August, 2017, but alas, was unable to identify the rock art. I should have come with someone who has the knowledge of the rock paintings, but didn't have a chance to make the arrangements. We explored the rocks in the area which I photographed here.

Gua TambunEntrance to the Gua Tambun area (12 August, 2017)

Gua TambunGua Tambun signage (12 August, 2017)

Gua TambunVegetation at Gua Tambun (12 August, 2017)

Gua TambunGua Tambun rock cliff (12 August, 2017)

Gua TambunGua Tambun pathway (12 August, 2017)

Gua TambunGua Tambun rock cliff (12 August, 2017)

Gua TambunCave at base of limestone outcrop at Gua Tambun (12 August, 2017)

Gua TambunRock cliff at Gua Tambun (12 August, 2017)

Gua TambunStream at the Gua Tambun area (12 August, 2017)

Gua TambunRock cliff at Gua Tambun (12 August, 2017)

Gua TambunRock cliff at Gua Tambun (12 August, 2017)

Gua Tambun on Google Maps Street View

Road entering the Gua Tambun area (April 2018)

Gua Tambun is on the map of Tambun

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