Calbiga Cave

Calbiga, Samar

Calbiga Cave, also known as Langun Gobingob Cave, is located in Calbiga, Samar, 52 kms. from Tacloban City, the cave is 6 kilometers away from the townproper, accessible by land transport and by foot.

Calbiga Cave contains the Philippines' biggest karst formations and one of the largest in Asia, the 2,968-hectare cave system is composed of 12 caves with wide underground spaces, uni ...

que rock formations and sub-terranean watercourse.

The surface area of Calbiga Caves has a "mid-mountain" forest which is the habitat of some threatened wild species like bats, cave crickets, eyeless shell fishes.

It was first scientifically explored in 1987 by an eight- man team of Italian speleologists who believed there are still several hundreds of kilometers of galleries waiting to be explored. The karst has an estimated total surface area of 900 sg. km.

The main cave, Langun, has a chamber that could easily fit in three football fields. The two other big caves are Gobingob and Bitong Mahangin.

Calbiga Cave or Langun Gobingob Cave News

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