Goa (Cave) Cerme, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Goa Cerme is located at Srunggu village, Selopamioro, Imogiri, 20 KM from city of Yogyakarta. The road to the location is good, though winding and steep,but the landscape is very nice.

From the gate visitors should step on hundred steps of stairs. Goa Cerme is 1.5 KM long, and through Ploso village, Giritirto, Gunung Kidul Regency. Other smaller caves nearby this cave are goa Dalang, goa Ledek, goa Badut dan goa Kaum that are used as meditation sites.  To get to the cave mouth, there is stairs with 759 steps.

Cerme derives from ceramah means speech, as what Walisongo (9 Saints that spread Islam all over Java) did. Cerme was once used by Walisongo and where walisongo discussed about the erection of Demak Great Mosque. Every Monday, Tuesday wage (Javanese calendar) a thanksgiving event is held. Local people hold traditional ceremony regularly ; Merto Desa (Village Cleaning) and  Jodhangan on the cave yard

The cave has stalactites and stalagmites with underground river flowing, and homes of myriad bats. The cave’s floor is soaked by 1 meter to 1.5 meters water. There are several rooms in the cave, such as ‘the meeting stage’, ‘zam-zam water’, mustoko, watu kaji, pelungguhan/paseban /’sitting room’,   kahyangan, grojogan sewu (thousand falls), air penguripan (water of life), gamelan, batu gilang, lumbung padi (paddy barn), gedung sekakap, kraton (palace) , panggung (stage), goa lawa (bats cave) and watu gantung (hanging rock).