Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Visiting The Caves In Mulu

Deep in Borneo is a set of impressive caves that can be toured, climbed, lost in. People go batty for them. Head to Gunung Mulu National Park, pick a cave and start exploring.

There's a bit of a walk to some of the caves, a nice path through tropical rainforest flora. You're rewarded with an impressive mountain face before heading in.

About to get swallowed. Inside, grand chambers to explore.

One of the more interesting features, a rock formation that looks a bit like the gills of a crab.

If you're claustrophobic, you can always look for the signs of natural light. The most famous cave hole, the one with a silhouette of Abe Lincoln.

More creepy rocks, in the clear water of Clearwater cave.

Interesting formations can also be found outside the caves. Squint and the sides of the caves can start to look like an Anselm Kiefer painting. Is that bat guano?

Yup! The most impressive feature is watching the bats head out around sunset for their evening meal. Someone came up with an estimate of 2, 3 million bats. We lost count. The bats come out in spurts, packed together in a snaking pattern to avoid predators.

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