Cave Exploration

Caving or spelunking enjoys a good following in Malaysia. The country is endowed with vast numbers of limestone caves, including a World Heritage Site. They are home to amazing wildlife such as fruit bats, birds with edible nests or attractive stalagmites and stalactites.

Many are surrounded in mystery and legends. Archaeological research has found evidence of early man in many of these cave sites.

Although major expeditions have been carried, many caves are still not fully explored and remain an alluring adventure for the nature explorer. Repeat visitors marvel at how a cave can change within months as the naturally wet Malaysian weather promotes faster stalagmite and stalactite formation.

Caves come in various levels of accessibility. Some caves even have walkways to ease your touring, while others require visitors to rough it out and crawl on all fours.

Popular Sites

  • Gua Kelam, Perlis
  • Gua Tempurung, Kampar, Perak
  • Gua Kundu, Gopeng, Perak
  • Gua Harimau, Perak
  • Batu Caves, Selangor
  • Gua Ikan, Kuala Krai, Kelantan
  • Gua Taat and Gua Bewah at Tasik Kenyir, Terengganu
  • Gua Telinga, Gua Daun Menari and
  • Gua Luas, Taman Negara, Pahang
  • Gua Gomantong, Sandakan, Sabah
  • Fairy Cave, Wind Cave and Jambusan Cave, Bau, Sarawak
  • Great Cave and Painted Cave, Niah National Park, Sarawak
  • Sarawak Chamber, Deer Cave, Green Cave, Clear Water Cave, Moon Cave and Turtle Cave, Mulu National Park, Sarawak
  • Gua Madai, Lahad Datu, Sabah
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