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The top 5 caves to explore in Selangor - The magic within caves

Selangor in Malaysia has a few amazing caves that you definitely must explore at least once in your life. Here is a list of the best caves in and around Selangor.


Gua Niah

This cave is about one and a 1/2 hours from the city of Miri. To get here speedily hiring a car is the best way to go. There are various directions and signposts on the way to the cave so finding the way will not be a problem at all. The entrance fee for this cave is 10 RM per person. This cave is divided into 2 sections, the great cave and the painted cave. Both of these caves used to be homes to the prehistoric humans and just walking into them will give you the chills and take you back in time. The caverns and chambers you will see here will show you what life was like back in the day. Since some parts of the cave are hard to climb without assistance there have been manmade staircases added for your convenience.


Clearwater Cave

The Clearwater cave can be found in the national park of Sarawak. The entrance fee for this cave is 20 RM per person. This national park can be accessed only by air. Once you get to the place you will need to take a boat ride to reach the actual cave. The Clearwater cave is the 8 longest cave in the world at a whopping 207 km. This attraction is definitely a must visit. You will be walking around planks and small floating bridges but it will not be a hassle and will truly be an enjoyable time spent. There are amazing photo opportunities within the cave for those who are interested in this style of photography.


The Wind Cave

This cave is also located inside the national park in Sarawak. The entrance fee for this place is only 1 RM per person. This cave lets its visitors have an authentic but safe look at what a real caving experience feels like. The Wind Cave is dark, has no sunshine, it is also full of bats. If you are not fainthearted, a trip to this cave would be an enjoyable experience. From the top of the cave, you can also see some of the forest and rivers within the reserve.


The dark cave

Located within the Batu caves in Selangor this cave has a direct train from Kuala Lumpur that stops right at the Batu Caves. This trip only takes about 15 minutes. If you are sightseeing in Selangor while you are put up at a resort the likes of Dorsett Grand Subang this cave is a must visit. Batu caves are home to one of the most popular Hindu temples in the world. This cave is the 2nd most visited attraction inside the Batu Caves. This place houses an ancient animal community that dates back to about 100 million years ago. The rarest spider in the world also lives within these caves.


Perak cave

This cave temple is about 6 km of a from the city. If you are interested in murals and old temples this is a must-see for you. The walls of this cave are full of colourful murals that tell you stories of characters and events from Chinese and Buddhist scriptures. A few Chinese calligraphy can also be found within these walls.

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