Mawjymbuin Cave

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Unusual accent of the exciting landscape around the Mawsynram village (by the way – possible wettest place on Earth) is Mawjymbuin Cave.

Cave has formed in calcareous sandstone. Expecially impressive is the entrance chamber, which is only 4 m high at the centre but up to 50 m wide.

Well visible in the centre of this hall is a pair of stalactite and approximately 1 m tall stalagmite below it.

At the east wall of entrance chamber runs a small stream, which leads into side passage, after some 40 m ending in boulders. There are several more side passages.

The impressive pair of cave formations has turned this cave into a sacred shrine for Hindu and flocks of religious tourists are appearing here. Tourism authorities hope to get more profit out of it and even want to rename the cave into Shiva Linga Cave.

This move though does not impress many of the local Khasi people. Majority of people here are Christians and most Hinduists here are newcomers.

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Mawjymbuin Cave 25.304575, 91.585186 Mawjymbuin Cave
Coordinates: 25.3001 N 91.5836 E
Categories: Hindu shrines, Caves
Values: Geology, Visual
Rating: (1 / 5)
Address: Asia, India, Meghalaya, East Khasi Hills District, near Mawsynram village
Alternate names: Krem Mawjymbuin
Length: 209 m

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