Geocaching is an outdoor sporting activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", anywhere in the world.
A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook where the geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it with their established code name. Larger containers such as plastic storage containers (tupperware or similar) or ammunition boxes can also contain items for trading, usually toys or trinkets of little value. Geocaching is often described as a "game of high-tech hide and seek", sharing many aspects with benchmarking, trigpointing, orienteering, treasure-hunting, letterboxing, and waymarking.
Geocaches are currently placed in over 100 countries around the world and on all seven continents, including Antarctica. After 10 years of activity there are over 1,532,000 active geocaches published on various websites. There are over 5 million geocachers worldwide.
FAQ about Geocaching.
Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices and then share their experiences online. Geocaching are more concentrating on geological sites around the world.
In Langkawi at the moment there's already several Geocache sites such in Langkawi such as :-
6. Seven Wells
7. Gua Kelawar8. Tanjung Burau
Its an interesting activity but you need to have a GPS to play. Well to be part of the geochaching please log in here. If you're a geocaching member i'll give you a site which you may register in your geochaching. Please find a place called Black Sand Beach or Pantai Pasir Hitam. Its sand are mixed with natural minerals such as Zircon, etc2. ( which makes the sand black (mix of black & typical sand color).
Pantai Pasir Hitam here.
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