Bathala Caves

Santa Cruz, Marinduque

The Bathala Caves, located at Santa Cruz, Marinduque, is a complex network of seven caves however only four of which have so far been explored. One of the biggest is called "Simbahan." "Kay Coke" cave, on the other hand, is occasionally guarded by pythons. The third cave has an underground river and the fourth one houses human bones believed to be the remains of World War II soldiers.

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> Kuwebang Simbahan, or Church Cave, is the largest of the group and owes its name to its church-like interior with stalactites and stalagmites that resemble an altar and a church bell. In the same complex, the Python Cave is occasionally guarded by rock pythons, which are normally dangerous, aggressive snakes but are said to have never harmed anyone inside the caves.

Bathala Caves Kuwebang Simbahan or Church Cave News

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